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BQSG 2021 On-line Seminar - Sorry bookings are now closed.

This event runs from 7:30pm on the 22nd October 2021, to 1:00pm on the 24th October 2021 and will take place at Online via Zoom. It is a Guild event being organised by BQSG, .

British Quilt Study Group

On-line Seminar, 22nd to 24th October 2021

For the last 20 years the Annual Seminar has been a stimulating and social highlight for members of the British Quilt Study Group, a special interest group of the Quilters’ Guild.

We are moving the Seminar on-line (via Zoom) for 2021 and hope to preserve something of the atmosphere of our usual Seminar weekend.  With the extra capacity provided by Zoom, we are inviting members of the Quilters’ Guild (not already BQSG members) to join us for our seminar weekend.

Our keynote speaker will be Joanna Hashagen, Curator of Fashion & Textiles, Bowes Museum.  Joanna will talk about her 40-year career at Bowes Museum; the Bowes Textile collection and the co-curation of the current North Country Quilt Exhibition with Dorothy Osler.

Over Saturday and Sunday, three BQSG members will present papers on their research: Debs McGuire, Marybeth Stalp and Dorothy Hill.

Three breakout sessions have been scheduled: those on Saturday at 11.45am and Sunday at 10.45am are for you to enjoy meeting old and new friends. The session on Saturday at 3pm will focus on various aspects of Quilt Research.

Seminar Programme (draft, subject to alteration) 

Friday 22nd  7.30pm   Joanna Hashagen, Curator of Fashion & Textiles, Bowes Museum

Saturday 23rd  10.30am   Deborah McGuire, “Remember Me: Love, Loss and Legacy”

11.45am   Breakout groups, till 12.30pm

3.00pm   “Quilt Research” Breakout groups 

3.45pm   “Your Treasured Quilts”, Show & Tell

4.30pm   Marybeth Stalp, “In Theory, My Stash is for Using”


Sunday 24th  10.45am   “Elevenses” Breakout groups

11.30am   Dorothy Hill, a paper relating to the V&A Stirling Patchwork

12.45pm   Final roundup, BQSG questions

An updated programme will be sent to all participants in October.


The presentations will be recorded (to enable participants to catch-up or watch again).  The breakout sessions will not be recorded.  If you do not want your image to appear in any of the recordings, you may – at your own discretion – switch off the “video” function: you will be able to hear and see everything but no-one will be able to see you.

If you cannot watch all the presentations live, the recorded sessions will be made available (to those who have paid their booking fee) for a period of four weeks after the event.  Participants will be notified when the recorded sessions have been uploaded.

Booking - Sorry bookings are now closed.

The fee for the Seminar weekend is £25 for Guild members [£20 for those who are also members of BQSG]. 

If you would like to secure a place, please book as soon as possible, as follows:

Please email Laura Cochran, Seminar Organiser, BQSG, at (please note the underscore!) and include the following information:

1.  Name

2.  Telephone Number

3.  Guild Membership Number

4.  BQSG member? YES/NO

5.  Do you intend to pay by cheque or on-line bank transfer?

Once I have replied to confirm your place, to secure the reservation please:

Send a cheque made payable to “The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles – BQSG” to BQSG Seminar, 5 Moss Road, Ullapool, IV26 2TF 


Use the unique reference and bank details I have provided to make a payment on-line.

Any queries, please let me know and… see you in October!

Laura Cochran

Seminar Organiser

British Quilt Study Group