Exhibitions / quilt galleries

CQ London is an exhibiting group. Below are galleries of recent exhibitions.

Close to Home exhibition May/June 2022

This is the second exhibition that Contemporary Quilt London have held and the title has been chosen to reflect the on the fact that the last two years have been an unprecedented time for all of us. As the pandemic eases and life has slowly started to resume its usual pace members have been reflecting on their own experiences. The pieces produced for this exhibition are their individual responses and reflections on this time when we were all required to stay at home.


A second body of work on display is Crossing the Line. This challenge asked members to use three specific colours and a prescribed size to produce a piece with a distinct diagonal line through it.

The quilt galleries below display work from the two themes to the Capital Contrasts exhibition – London and Notan were shown at CQL’s first exhibition in 2019.

London gallery

The first theme London, could be interpreted as freely as the maker wished, the only constraint being the size – 40″x 18″ portrait format. 

Notan gallery

The second theme was Notan, the Japanese concept of balance and harmony using light and dark.  Here the quilts were sized 20″ x 20″ using just black and white fabrics with the design decisions left entirely to the maker.

As well as in London the exhibitions was shown in Dublin at Simmonscourt RDS  and at the Harrogate Convention Centre at the end of November 2019. 

Sabi Westoby