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Suitcase Collections

For information on how to hire the On the Road collection please see below.

Some of the previous collection All in a Day's Work quilts:

ON THE ROAD

'On The Road' is the latest Suitcase Collection and is currently available For Hire.

The exhibits have been contributed by CQ members from first-timers to well-known professional quilters. All quilts were generously and freely offered to help raise income for CQ.

The interpretation of the theme produced a wide range of topics. These included details of drains and people along the way, through to camper-vans, maps and wide-open scenery. The different types of compositions and techniques used, offer many valuable discussion points and learning opportunities. They are rich source of inspiration.

Included in the suitcase are information sheets for each quilt, giving its design inspiration as well as the media and techniques that have been used. The quilts are enriched by their background stories.

The Suitcase Collection can be hired by any interested group, be it a WI group or an embroidery/textile/craft type group. It does not necessarily need to be a quilting orientated group. By hiring the suitcase collection, groups are able to have their own personal exhibition and see at first hand the richness and detail of work within CQ. The basic hire fee of £85 helps to raise much needed funds for CQ after expenses and transport costs have been covered.

Over 50 quilt exhibits each sized A3 travel to and from the hirer in a suitcase. The suitcase is delivered to your door by DPD and collected the same way, for return to the suitcase co-ordinator, Deena Goff, before its onward journey to the next hirer. If you would like to book a date to hire the collection or would like more information about the collection, please contact Deena via email

My Favourite Artist

Suitcase Collection My Favourite Artist - This Collection is now retired
The quilts were A3 in size. 64 quilts were included in the collection.

A few of the quilts can be seen at the Contemporary Quilt websitehttp://www.contemporaryquilt.org.uk/my-favourite-artist.html

All in a Day's Work

Suitcase Collection All in a Day’s Work

The collection was made up of forty-three quilts. The collection travelled widely between 2014 and 2016. You can see a selection of the quilts on the Contemporary Quilt website.


Childhood Memories (retired, no longer available)

The Suitcase Challenge by CQ on the theme of "Childhood Memories". A total of 47 quilts started travelling in January 2011. See all the quilts on the CQ website, http://www.contemporaryquilt.org.uk/childhood-memories.html


Figure it Out

The previous collection, on the theme of "Figure it Out", went to many venues around the UK. See all the quilts on the CQ website,  http://www.contemporaryquilt.org.uk/figure-it-out.html