Norwegian Quilters’ Guild
The Norwegian Quilt Association (Norsk Quilteforbund) was founded in 1988. We currently have approx. 3.000 members, including some living abroad.
We organize an Annual meeting during the last weekend in March or the first weekend in April, every year. During this event we offer classes, lectures, exhibitions and a big selection of quilt shops for our members. A juried competition is announced every year. In 2008 the theme was «Quiltegleder» («The Joys of Quilting»). Prices were awarded in two categories: Traditional and Open Class. You can see photos of all entries here and of the winning quilts here.
Our members make and donate quilts to hospitalized children, suffering from long-term illnesses. Our members are excited about this project and have made more than 1.200 quilts for this purpose. We are also involved in the registration and documentation of old Norwegian quilts. A book called “Gamle tekstiler” (Old Textiles) was published 2002, written by Joan Foster, but the registration project continues.
Our magazine, ”Norsk Quilteblad” (Norwegian Quilt Magazine), is published quarterly. We receive articles from all over the country as well as from the international quilting community. We also have a few patterns, and both traditional quilts and contemporary quilts are presented. You can buy back-issues from this page.
NQF is a member of the European Quilt Association. We also have a very close cooperation with the other Nordic Quilters’ Guilds. Every third year we arrange a Nordic Meeting together with the national quilting associations of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. In May 2009 we will meet in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Marit Sande Iversen
We sell lapel pins and other items featuring our logo (additional postage for international packages will be added, please contact email@example.com for further information).