Quilting Tales - Deb McGuire

Welcome to Quilting Tales brought to you by Bernina UK.

This is our latest instalment in our continuing series of video interviews with quilters who would like to tell their story and share their passion.

Explore the inspiration behind Deb McGuire’s, "The Arts & Crafts Quilt". Deb was keen to reflect an era of artistic experimentation through her quilt and has based it on a piece from the Quilters’ Guild collection, “The Ladies Work Society Coverlet”. The quilt she has taken her inspiration from was made at the beginning of the 19th century and Deb wanted to create something recognisably British and traditional but with a modern twist. She used William Morris type patterns, the famous “Strawberry Thief” fabric is the quilts backing, and took the classic design of a central circle with radiating patterns coming from it; but added a contemporary touch by also using modern arts and crafts, Liberty, fabric throughout. She set out to take a motif everyone knows and recognises as “arts and crafts” and reapply it in a modern way and we think she has undoubtedly achieved this...we hope you enjoy Deb’s tale.

(This video was filmed by Bernina UK at The Festival of Quilts 2018.)

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