About Me


Hello! My name is Deb McGuire and I make quilts. I say it is a hobby, but it’s clearly a compulsion.

I love the rich history of quilts of the past, but I love to reinterpret them for today.

I have been a pattern designer, quilting teacher and a quilt shop owner.  I now work for The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles as their Marketing Director for the charity’s trading arm, responsible for sponsorship, retail and commercial activities.

I offer edge to edge longarm quilting services from my home studio The PlainStitch Workroom in Buckinghamshire using a Gammill Classic with Intelliquilter using beautiful Auriful threads.

I write a quarterly column for The Quilter Magazine called ‘Modern Notes on Quilting’ reflecting on the quilting community today, but rooted in the traditions of British quilting of the past.

I am currently writing a paper for the British Quilt Study Group for publication in the peer reviewed academic journal Quilt Studies, provisionally titled ‘Marking Loss Through Stitch. Memorial Needlework as an Emotional Space’.

Follow my quilt making on Instagram at @plainstitchdeb

Contact me at deb@plainstitch.co.uk

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