Running from 14 September-16 November 2012 ‘Quilt City’ is an exciting new exhibition organised by The Quilt Museum and Gallery, York aiming to showcase an array of original and contemporary York-themed quilts in various locations around the city.
The exhibition, in association with the York 800 Festival, will feature in a number of locations across the city including Merchant Adventures, Purple Haze Vintage Clothing and York Cocoa House. Quilts will also be on display in The Bar Convent, lady Ann Middleton’s and Monkbar Hotels.
The project aims to educate residents and visitors on the fine art of modern textiling, highlighting the efforts that are put in by the quilters to create these unique masterpieces.
This innovative project also includes the work of two contemporary quilt makers have been commissioned to make new work for the city-wide exhibition. Linda Barlow and Alicia Merrett are to produce work exploring the contemporary and historical culture of York.
York is home to The Quilters’ Guild, an organisation boasting over 7000 members across the UK, existing to promote patchwork and quilting.
“The Quilters’ Guild is open to everyone and is run by its members, bringing together quilters in a spirit of friendship and learning. The Guild promotes quilt-making in all its forms across the UK. As an educational charity we preserve the heritage of quilting and work to ensure a vibrant future for the craft. Preserving Our Heritage”-The Quilters Guild
Visitors can pick up a ‘Quilt City’ map and brochure at the tourist information centre, all exhibiting venues and at The Quilt Museum and Gallery. A map will also be made available on the Quilters’ Guild website; for more information please visit: www.quiltersguild.org.uk