Celebrating the art of slow quilting and stitching
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Celebrations at the Quilt Museum, York
Just spent a couple of days in York, mainly to attend an event at the Early Music Festival: an evening of choral music by Harry Christophers The Sixteen at York Minster. Truly awe inspiring voices to listen to in a cathedral setting.
I took the opportunity to visit the Quilt Museum in the afternoon to see the current Celebrations exhibition as well as Made in Yorkshire, a display of textile work by local artists and embroiderers. All the quilts in the exhibition celebrated one of life's significant events, a birth, marriage, anniversary or public event. Wedding dresses, cot coverlets, slippers and bags as well as more traditional quilts are just some of the beautiful works on display. The quilt pictured here was made to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria by Ellen Mathilda Lacey, possibly for her bottom drawer as she married Herman Korf in 1890.