Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Quilt Museum - York


Had a weekend away in York and visited the Quilt Museum   http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/

It's a great place to visit

The roof beams were impressive in the main gallery space.

Tricky to take photos as no flash allowed

This quilt was made out of what looked like silk fabric and the black diamonds were velvet.  The pieces were tiny and the quilter had finished the edges with a long stitch of gold coloured thread.  It looked like a stained glass window.

There was  the Red House quilt with all its hand applique work, all sewn in tiny herringbone stitch so neat.

Don't know where this quilt was made but when I was wandering round York there was a Red House

The Quilt Museum is closing at the end of this year, apparently, they don't make enough money keep it open.  They will still retain their collection of 800 quilts and will continue to lend them out to Museums.  Its such a shame for it to close.


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