About Me


Hello! My name is Deb McGuire and I make quilts.

I’m a quilt historian making modern British quilts for today. I love the rich history of the quilts of our country’s past, but I love to reinterpret these styles and techniques to create modern heirlooms infused with British quilting traditions. I’m a passionate advocate of the tradition of hand quilting.

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 am a member of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles and The British Quilt Study Group.

I also embrace new quilting technologies and 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 ‘Remember Me. 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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