Quilt Museum and Gallery

Quilt Museum and Gallery
St Anthony's Hall
Peasholme Green
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 7PW
England

Website

www.quiltmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

01904 613242

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The Quilt Museum & Gallery is owned and managed by The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. The Guild is an educational charity working to promote the understanding, appreciation and knowledge of the art, techniques and heritage of patchwork, quilting and applique.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Weds - Sun & Bank Holiday Monday 10.00-16.00

Closed: Mon & Tues except for pre-booked group visits.

Admission charges

Adult: £6.00
Concession: £4.00
Child (under 16): £2.00
QGBI Member: £4.00

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Chinese Whispers

  • 24 January — 9 May 2015 *on now

This contemporary exhibition by York based group Eboracum Quilters was made for the “Chinese Whispers” challenge set by the organisers of the Loch Lomond Quilt Show in 2014.

This challenge requires each group member to make a piece of work as a response a picture of the quiltmade by their predecessor in the group – without talking about it to anyone! The first person in the group responds to a photograph as set by the organisers. The range and diversity of interpretation is very interesting, and shows how people see different themes and inspirations when presented with an image.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming/chinese-whispers.html

Voices from the Inside

  • 24 January — 9 May 2015 *on now

Voices from The Inside is an exhibition of creative quilts hand-stitched by prisoners trained by Fine Cell Work and curated by volunteers Caroline Wilkinson and Linda LePard.

It gives a unique insight into the craftsmanship, hopes and daily reality of lives behind bars in British prisons. The exhibition is a tribute to what can be achieved in the austerity of prison.

“Voices from the Inside is a strong reminder to us of the power of stitch and its positive impact on our wellbeing. We are very pleased to be working with Fine Cell Work and to support such an inspiring charity that is changing peoples lives”, said Fiona Diaper, Museum Manager.

The exhibition features a fascinating collection of quilts including a touching Help for Heroes tribute to service personnel killed in action, a prestigious private commission for Stella McCartney, a memory quilt made from a husband’s silk tie collection and the remarkable Sleep Quilt fresh from the “Things We Do in Bed” exhibition curated by Tracy Chevalier.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming/voices-from-the-inside.html

All Shapes and Sizes

  • 24 January — 9 May 2015 *on now

The Quilt Museum and Gallery is celebrating the design and draughtsmanship skills of quilters through the ages as its first main exhibition for 2015. All Shapes and Sizes is a stunning collection of quilts that reveal complex, geometric designs that are pieced to perfection.

The exhibition showcases a fascinating and varied selection of items from The Quilters’ Guild Collection including The Billings Coverlet (1805-1810) - a Tour de Force of geometry with each of its fifteen frames executed precisely and displaying very small and difficult piecing. Equally impressive is the Concentric Row Hexagon Top (1880-89) which incorporates over 2000 hexagons and is real testament to the patience, fortitude and needlework skills of yesterday’s quiltmakers.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming/all-shapes-and-sizes.html

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