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Study Days


We have two online study sessions in October

Online Training Sessions

Session 1 Introduction to Fabric Identification and Dating

24 October 2020 1pm-3pm

2-hour session, delivered online via Zoom Host: Rachel Terry

In this session we will look at examples of 18th, 19th and 20th century fabrics of the types used in patchwork and quilting. We will focus on clues to dating fabrics by looking at dyeing, printing and weaving techniques. The session will also point to museum and archive collections which are helpful for research in this area.

The session will be a combination of Power-point slides and actual physical examples which will be shared onscreen. The group is small so that participants can ask questions and comment. Full information on using Zoom will be sent to participants in advance of the session.

8 places are available. Open to all Guild Members 

E-mail researchchair_bqsg@quiltersguild.org.uk  to book a place.

Closing date for bookings Friday 16 October 2020.

This session is full but if interested please email to register your interest for a possible repeat session.

Session 2 - Initial Ideas for Research Mentoring session

31 October 2020 1pm-3pm

2-hour session, delivered online via Zoom Host: Rachel Terry

Do you have an interesting idea for patchwork and quilt research and aren’t sure where to start? Or, maybe you’ve started some initial research and would like help to explore further in order to write an abstract or progress a possible paper. I am hosting a friendly session via Zoom which might be the next step for you.

The session will be a combination of sharing your ideas and discussion around good research practice. The group is small so that participants can ask questions and comment. Full information on using Zoom will be sent to participants in advance of the session.

8 places are available. Open to all Guild Members 

E-mail researchchair_bqsg@quiltersguild.org.uk to book a place.

Closing date for bookings Friday 23 October 2020.




Events held previously have been:-

How Do I Start? Where Do I Go Next? BQSG Advanced Research Day which took place on Saturday 7th Sept 2019: 10.30 – 16.00 at the John Woolman Room, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London

Exploring Research Study Day which took place on 29th June 2019  from 10:30pm to 4:00 pm at The Quilters' Guild Headquarters, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW.

A 'Recent Acquisitions' Study Session was held on 30th March 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at The Quilters' Guild Headquarters, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW.