Friday, 27 May 2011

Textile Outing Ideas for the Bank Holiday

Well, it seems like the bank holiday weather isn't going to be too good - at least up here in the freezing north-west!
How about a look around a textile exhibition if you're not already off somewhere else?  I love the Quilters Guild Museum and Gallery at any time of year  - it's located at  St Anthony's Hall, on Peasholme Green (opposite the Black Swan pub) York YO1 7PW and is open Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 16.00 (April - Sept),Tuesday - Saturday 10.00-16.00 (Oct-Mar) (last admission 15.30)/
At the moment they have 2 exhibitions on:
7 May – 29 August 2011
Great Hall - Celebrations
Wedding and christening gowns are just two of the celebratory items that will be included in the Quilt Museum’s main exhibition opening on Saturday 7 May. In years past, quilts were often made to mark significant milestones in life such as birth, marriage and anniversaries. The same techniques used in these quilts, namely patchwork and quilting, were also used in costume 
and
Bailey Gallery -  Made in Yorkshire
 This exhibition is the result of an invitation by the Quilt Museum to 14 textile artists working in the area including; Philippa Naylor, Serena Partridge, Gillian Travis, Fiona Wilson, Christine Shaw, Alison Bramley, Dionne Swift, Sallie Temple,  Christine Heath, Fiona Wilson, Caroline Dunn, Carol Coleman, Sandra Middleton and Karen Griffiths .  The work on show will demonstrate a variety of skills including weaving, embroidery and quilting ranging in form from woven scarves to applied landscapes.

You can look up further details on their site at http://www.quiltersguild.org.uk/index.php?page=1

Whatever you decide to do, I hope you all enjoy the break.

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