Workshops 2024

Sarah Hibbert workshop for members only March 2024

Sarah Hibbert is a modern British quilter influenced as much by art and architecture as quilting heritage. She has made a significant name for herself on both sides of the Atlantic, which has seen her work shown as well as being acquired for both public and private collections. Her work has been featured in various publications such as Today’s Quilter, Curated Quilts and Simply Moderne,

Her Reflections quilt was acquired by The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles in 2019 for their permanent collection to represent modern quilting. Her Macaroons quilt has been used as the poster for Festival of Quilts 2020 and 2021. She also hosted a solo gallery at this year’s Festival of Quilts. Sarah has also had two of her recent quilts acquired by The International Quilt Museum in Nebraska.

As of July 2023, Sarah has been newly appointed Ambassador to The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, Modern Group.  This is a totally new role and Sarah is very excited about inspiring new and existing quilters.

Sarah loves the combination of old and new; of the traditional and contemporary; she uses patterns passed down through the generations but always adds a twist of her own. Working mainly in linen textural fabric, hand stitching, natural, rich tones and clever, but limited use of prints, she brings her quilts into the modern vibe of design to create a conversation between the fabrics.

Sarah’s second love is paper collage which has encouraged her to broaden her colour palette. From these simple paper creations, she has taken her designs through to quilt layouts and finished quilts. She loves seeing her design in two different mediums. This is what has inspired her first book From Collage to Quilt: Inspirational Quilting from What You Have which has just been published by Lucky Spool.