Young Quilters

The history of Young Quilters

The history of Young Quilters

1984 - Young Quilters was founded under the umbrella of The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles. The Guild started a magazine just for young people called the Young Quilters Newsletter.

1985 - The first YQ AGM workshops and exhibition of YQs' work were held at Milton Keynes. Also, the first YQ badge was designed by YQ Catherine Maunder whose design was based on the school house block.

1991 - The YQ newsletter got a new title - YQ News. YQs were asked to take part in The Guild's National Exhibition held in Bath and five YQs' quilts were selected from the entries to join the exhibition which travelled round the Regions.

1992 - 'February Lead Frogs' the YQ Oxfam Challenge Quilt was featured in the book 'Quilts for a Fairer World: The Oxfam Theme at Quilts UK', made by YQs in Dorking, Surrey. The quilt joined the collection of The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles in 2006.

1999 - The YQ newsletter got a new title again - The Young Quilter

2002 - A new membership category for students aged 16-24 was created. The Young Quilter featured a Harry Potter Prize Quiz.

2009 - The first YQ National Day workshop was held at the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York, the new headquarters of The Quilters' Guild.

2012 - Today YQs has over 200 members around the UK and and has been going strong for 28 years!

Do you have more events to add to our YQ timeline? Please send your additions to the YQ Project Leader and we will continue to add to this timeline.

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