Friday, 30 July 2010

New address for our website –

0004 Unique early C20th man’s wrap from Bondoukou region, Cote D’Ivoire. Image © Duncan Clarke

After almost 15 years online our old web address at will no longer function. Over the past ten days I have transferred the entire site to . Please revise any bookmarks or links you have been kind enough to make to the site. Any of you who have not yet seen our online galleries of vintage African textiles and associated information resources are invited to take a look and we welcome any comments.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

“Under African Skies” – quilting exhibition in York

A Quilt and Textile Exhibition curated by Magie Relph for The Quilt Museum and Gallery in York, 10 July to 16 October 2010 – features quilts made from and inspired by African fabrics.


“African Odyssey III by Janice Gunner, UK. This quilt was inspired by a present from Magie Relph - a piece of Indigo and kola nut fabric with a large tied circular motif in the centre. I just had to use it in a quilt, but I needed more fabrics to go with it. Another collection was born! Machine pieced, hand and machine quilted. Cotton and polyester wadding. Cotton, rayon invisible and metallic threads. 121 x 100 cm “

More information here