Recently we have been doing our blogs about Wilberfoss School’s global project (They mean these posts on Europe, China and Australia – Mr B) and the different places in the world we have been looking at but this time we have decided to do our blog about the quilting project for years 5-6.
(The Quilt Museum main room)
At the Quilting Museum there were lots of quilts that have been hand made and by machine. The quilts were from a range of times starting from the 1700s to the present day.
Our school project is called “Hands On Quilts” and we will be getting the chance to make our own quilt using our hand as a template. We’ll be sure to post up pictures as the project develops.
(The 1718 Coverlet: “one of the earliest known dated patchworks, and is constructed in the mosaic patchwork tradition of piecing over papers”. More details here on the Quilting Museum website)
Here is some information about the National Quilting Museum from it’s website:
Some of the current exhibitions are:
Inspired by the Past: Traditional Practice and Contemporary Conversations
‘Breakthrough’ by Contemporary Quilt
Forthcoming Exhibitions include
Under African Skies – 10th July – 16th October 2010
‘In Memory of Barbara’, Barbara Bailey Commemorative Exhibition
23rd October 2010 – 31st January 2011 (Click here to see more).