CQ@20: Uncharted

‘Uncharted’ was chosen as the title for the CQ 20th Anniversary exhibition because it sums up the ethos of Contemporary Quilt. Members are very inventive in their quilt making, using all manner of materials and techniques. The ‘Uncharted’ quilts had to be 150-200cm long and 30cm wide at the top. This allows the quilts to be exhibited as banners, with both sides visible. An astonishing 77 quilts were submitted, and at The Scottish Quilting Show 2023 we will have the remaining 50 on display, which were not shown here in 2022. Their subjects range from explorations of land, sea and space, to historical documents and charts, the natural world and even dragons. Several quilts also represent personal stories, including recent challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic.