The purpose of this annual award is to enable a final year BA graduate from a textiles-related course to further his/her textile studies. The award aims to raise the profile of patchwork and quilting and also the role of The Quilters' Guild. Students are invited to apply for the award and a shortlist of five will be invited to exhibit quilt-related work in the ‘Graduate Showcase’ at the Festival of Quilts in August. The winner of the award is selected at the Festival of Quilts by a panel of judges. A bursary of £1,000 is awarded to the winner, who will be expected to use the award to further his/her textile studies. The winner will also receive membership of The Quilters’ Guild for one year. Download the BA Student Bursary Guidelines or contact The Guild for more information.
For 2021, the application deadline has been extended to 31st May, rather than the usual 31st March.
Winner of the BA Student Bursary in 2019 was Brooke Wakeman.