This website was created by Liz Delves to share her love of quilting with the people of Manchester (and beyond).
I first discovered the art of quilting in 2005 when we happened to pop in to an exhibition at The Harley Gallery in Worksop. The exhibition featured some incredible quilts by artists such as Jette Clover and Elizabeth Brimelow (who incidently studied at MMU like me!) and took my breath away. As soon as I got home that day I bought a pack of fabric squares from eBay, and started sewing them together.
Three years later I went to York for my 21st Birthday, and was amazed to find the Quilting Museum there! I went along, picked up a leaflet for the Quilters’ Guild and used my birthday money to become a member.
I am by no means an expert, but someone who is learning, and is constantly inspired by the incredible work of so many talented quilters around the world. I hope to get more young people involved in quilting as I am only young (25 – still a baby in quilting years, where the average age is 55), and would love to meet other quilters in Manchester and maybe even start a quilting group!