Following the move of the LAA Collection to the University, work continues to develop a new Special Collections area of the Library.
The Library team have been hard at work and have moved the Quilters Guild Collection to a new location towards the rear of the Library. Just head towards the far left corner of the Library, towards the print journals and 800/900 book stock.
The Quilters Guild Collection has been housed at the University of Bolton since 2016. The collection contains over 2000 items focused on quilt making, patchworks and pattern design and is used on University programmes relating to fashion and textiles. The Quilters Guild is the national organisation for people involved in patchwork and quilting, and has members across 18 regions in the UK. You can find out more about the work of the Guild here.
As well as moving the collection to a new location, extra items have been added! If you need any help locating the Quilters Guild collection or a specific item, please ask a member of staff.
Work will continue to develop the Special Collections area throughout 2021 - check back for more updates!