A few months ago a new textile group was born, Art Textiles: Made in Britain. It’s members are Louise Baldwin, Pauline Barnes, Hilary Beattie, Ineke Berlyn, Cas Holmes, Rosie James, Edwina Mackinnon, Sandra Meech, Stephanie Redfern, Christine Restall, and Jenny Rolfe.
The setting up of our group was the idea of Hilary Beattie, who has put in a tremendous amount of work both in the group’s formation and in securing us a biennial exhibition at the Festival of Quilts, at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. The profit from sale of the catalogues from these shows will go to the Quilters’ Guild of Great Britain, an important and instrumental organisation who celebrate the history of quilt making and textile arts and who also support and promote present day makers of contemporary, art, and traditional quilts.
We now have a new website, at www.arttextilesmadeinbritain.co.uk as well as our Facebook page, so please pop over to have a look at it. Meanwhile, here are a few images of our work.