Bernina Sponsors Contemporary Quilts

Cherry Vernon-Harcourt's winning quilt in the 2012 Challenge

Visitors to Festival of Quilts this year will notice a change in the Quilters' Guild Challenge which for the last seven years has been sponsored by Bernina. Each year Bernina bought and presented the winning quilt to the Quilters' Guild Collection. This year the Quilters' Guild Challenge will once again be sponsored by Bernina, but the winning quilts will receive a cash prize.

In addition to sponsoring the Challenge in 2013, Bernina will also provide sponsorship to The Quilters' Guild to support the purchase of contemporary quilts for the Collection.

The Guild is hugely grateful to Bernina for their continued support of the Quilters' Guild Challenge and the Quilters' Guild Collection.

The head of Bernina in the UK, Mr Howard Bogod, said “Bernina has supported the development of the Quilters’ Guild Collection through its sponsorship of the Quilters’ Guild Challenge over many years.  We are now looking forward to helping The Guild to buy work by exciting contemporary quilters in the years to come.”