Three hundred years ago this amazing piece of patchwork was finished. Visually stunning, technically accomplished and today recognised as internationally significant in the history of patchwork and quilting, the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet celebrates it's 300th anniversary.
The Quilters' Guild Collection is proud to announce that there will be TWO opportunities to view this important piece of textiles during 2018.
The Coverlet will travel to The American Museum in Bath where it will be on display from April 10th to July 29th. This is a great opportunity to see the coverlet on a bed, in a period room setting, in the stunning surroundings of Claverton Manor.
It will then be the historic star of the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, 9th - 12th August, where it will feature in its own bespoke gallery, accompanied by a full gallery's worth of information, interpretation and research - everything we can possibly tell you about the history of this rare and fascinating piece.
These are opportunities not to be missed!
Please look out for more updates, information, images and interesting facts as the year goes on.