Wednesday, 21 August 2013
York - Blossoming of Patchwork
After measuring the quilts at the Quilt Museum, York, I was able to view the current exhibition, The Blossoming of Patchwork. This runs through the 31st of August and has been curated by Bridget Long (who of course belongs to BQSG). There were some stunning quilts to see, all from the period 1780 to 1820. At this time, fabrics were expensive, so these quilts are the work of the leisured gentry and upper middle class.
This is the catalogue, it is available from the online shop at the Quilt Museum and costs £6.95.
I also bought the repro chintz quilt centre that has been reprinted by the Museum - it is taken from one of the quilts on display and shows a bird and nest. Of course I already have a "tree of life" centre from Holland and an oriental scene that I bought in the States at a quilt show...I wonder when and if I will be able to make a pieced quilt of this type - perhaps when I am more leisured??