Quilt Museum and Gallery

Sanderson Star Quilt 1900 - 1925
St Anthony's Hall,
Peasholme Green,
York, YO1 7PW

Opening Times:
closed for redisplay 2-6 Sep 2012

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The Quilt Museum and Gallery is Britain's first museum dedicated to quiltmaking and textile arts. The Museum is managed by The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles, an educational charity founded in 1979. Our aim is to promote the crafts of patchwork, appliqué and quilting through exhibitions of historic and contemporary textiles and an associated educational programme for all ages. The Quilt Museum and Gallery is independently funded through admissions, grants and donations
Free entry for under 16s

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Learning Programmes:
Talking Textiles workshop - The Highwayman, combining literacy and craft skills to create a fabri panel display for your classroom(KS1&2)

The Quilters' Guild has built up a unique collection of antique and contemporary quilts from around the British Isles. The collection has grown due to both donations and acquisitions and now numbers over 700 items, from the earliest known dated British patchwork the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet to recent pieces by contemporary quilt makers. As well as full size quilts and coverlets, the collection includes miniature pieces, quilted clothing, small domestic items templates, tools and quilting equipment.

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Quilts and Quilt Making from 1718 to Today

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