New Education Project Officer
28 September 2012
Georgina said: "I am delighted to serve The Quilt Association as its new Education Project Officer.
As a quilter myself, and someone living in the depths of rural Montgomeryshire, I know just how valuable The Minerva Arts Centre is as a source of inspiration and interest already. I have been quilting for about ten years, having first learnt to sew on my mother’s knee and come through the City and Guilds' route of pattern cutting and dressmaking. I have learnt most in my quilting education through looking at the carefully selected work in The Quilt Association’s annual exhibition which offers a rare opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with the best in contemporary textile art, and the most interesting of historical quilt work. I would have relished the chance to take courses in the subject, both practical and academic.
Through the new education project, which is funded by The Ashley Family Foundation, I hope to increase awareness about the work of the Association in preserving quilts, and with them a valuable resource for the study of social and economic history, and to enthuse and educate many more people about quilts and quilting. By running classes and workshops pitched at various levels of skill, I expect that The Minerva Arts Centre, home of The Quilt Association, will also become known as a place of excellence in textile education too."
The first course, An Introduction to Patching and Quilting, has now been set up. You can find out more here.