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BQSG Study Day: Researching Signature Quilts

This event takes place on 9th September 2017 from 10:30am to 4:00pm and will take place at The Quilters’ Guild, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW. It is a Guild event being organised by Maxine March, .

£30 Guild members; £45 non-members

Signature quilts have the potential to reveal a snapshot of a particular society through the makers of the quilt and the people recorded on it. This full day workshop is intended to help the researcher  unlock the secrets held in the quilt. The day is suitable for those new to research and those who already have a project in mind. 


On the day you’ll be able to learn where to start, how to organise your research, get advice on the techniques and resources you will find helpful and how to record your findings and present them. You will get advice on the techniques and resources you will find helpful and about working with museums.

There will also be a practical study session with the chance to examine quilts in detail from The Quilters’ Guild Collection, and to learn how to ‘read’ a quilt.

The Study Day will be led by Maxine March, BQSG member and an independent researcher, assisted by Heather Audin, curator of The Quilters’ Guild Collection. There will be input from other members of BQSG who are experienced researchers of signature quilts.

Spaces are limited, so early booking is advisable. Bookings must be made by 7th August 2017. (Please note that there are no facilities for refreshments on-site so please bring them with you. Due to space restrictions lunch must be taken off-site. There is a pub opposite the venue and an M&S café within walking distance.)

For a booking form send an SAE marked ‘Study Day’ to Maxine March at 13 Northanger Road, London SW16 5RX or email maxinemarch@waitrose.com(enter ‘Study Day’ in the subject line).