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.
For details see, The Quilt Museum website.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Lovely day last Saturday at the Manchester Embroiderer's Guild. We spent the morning embellishing black and white batik fabric with stitching and beads, and the afternoon being inspired by the fabulous textile art of Angie Hughes. For more information about Angie Hughe's work and details of talks and workshops, see