Tag: Antique quilts

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John opened his eyes slowly, noticing that he had almost five minutes before the alarm clock started ringing. After almost forty five years of getting up to do the morning milking, his body clock could have easily done without the mechanical supplement, but he left it set as part of his routine. His ungainly body…

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British & American Quilts from 1800-1930 An exhibition of quilts from an exceptional private collection, exploring the quilting and patchworking traditions of Britain and America from c.1800 to 1930 has opened at The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn, North Yorkshire. Forty colourful and beautifully preserved quilts are on display, including a selection of North Country…

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Wales is one of the Regions of the UK with a particularly strong tradition of patchwork and quilting. As part of the recent British Quilt Study Group seminar, I was able to view some of the wonderful collection of Welsh quilts held at St Fagans near Cardiff. Although we saw some beautiful wholecloth quilts too,…

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Quilting samples (have I got time to do an extra one?); Workshop handouts (mostly written; need to finally proof read and print off);  Antique wholecloth quilts (which ones shall I bring? Maybe not the really heavy ones, as the class is upstairs); Mug rug sample (ooh, must get the backing on that!); pencils and erasers…