We are an exhibiting group of 16 textile artists from Britain, Europe and the United States.  The group was founded nearly 40 years ago and we regularly mount exhibitions that tour internationally. The current members come from seven countries:  Britain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Denmark and the United States.
As individual artists, we frequently exhibit in international juried and curated textile and fibre art shows.  Many of us have works in public and private collections and are well-known authors and teachers.
We are currently working on 'Layers and Narratives', a new show for our 40th anniversary, which will open in 2025.
Our two most recent exhibitions are 'Following the Thread,' which opened in Luxembourg in June 2023 and will tour the Netherlands and 'Material Evidence', now touring in the UK.  Material Evidence was inspired by the work of Mary Fogg, one of our pioneering founder members, who died in 2016 at the age of 95.
We strive to maintain our unique reputation for integrity of expression and quality of craftsmanship.  Each of us has a distinctive approach and our work is diverse and dynamic and aims to challenge the accepted notion of the 'quilt.' 
Since we were founded in Britain in 1985, we have exhibited throughout Europe and also in the USA, Japan, Canada and Russia.  Each exhibition is accompanied by a book which we write, illustrate and publish ourselves.
Among the public collections which hold examples of our work are:
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Museum of Arts and Design, New York
International Quilt Museum, Nebraska, USA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky
Tuchmuseum Bramsche, Germany
Museum Nordwolle, Delmenhorst, Germany
Textile collection Max Berk, Heidelberg, Germany
The Quilters' Guild Collection, UK
Arte&Arte aps, Como, Italy
Gallery of Szombathely, Hungary
Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum, London
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
Department of Prints and Drawings, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Yale University Library, New Haven, USA
Museo del Tessile, Chieri TO, Italy
'This influential group of European art quilters have a long and impressive track record of staging great showcases of their work.'
Liz Cooper. UK 

'The Quilt Art group's international membership results in work ranging from responses to time, place and politics to formal explorations of colour, pattern and process.  What unites them is a self-assurance in what they do.' 
Dr Susan Marks, UK
‘The consistently original work that they have created over the years sets them apart both as individuals and as a group.’ 
Robert Shaw, Vermont, USA.
This website is last updated 4th November, 2023
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