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Friday, 9 April 2010

Cheltenham Museum Quilts

 

 

 

 


Last April our local museum in Cheltenham had a day when they showed there collection of quilts. They don't have that many but they are interesting. I as usual forgot to take notes. I am always so taken with the eye candy I can't seem to cope with doing two things at once. I did however take a few pictures and this quilt I do know is dated 1860 and by Jane Pizar.

With all what is going on in the UK with exhibitions this year I do hope the museum will have another day when they bring the quilts out from storage so we can feast the eyes once more and promise next time I will take some notes. Or perhaps I should get someone to take them for me :-)

I love this quilt.
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13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! How lucky to have it kept locally.

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  2. I am currently making a version of this quilt from Karen Cunningham in NSW. Now I will enjoy it even more. Thank you for sharing this treasure

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  3. Wow, Sue, what a fantastic quilt and what wonderful workmanship. I am interested in the above comment about the pattern. Looks like I might have to buy it.
    Shirley.
    ps. hope hubby is now on the mend and life is easier for you all.

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  4. Hi Sue, I have made this quilt. It is on an earlier posting of mine. I didn't do the whole thing as it is huge!! A few years ago now I was going to Cheltenham to see quilt and gave them many weeks notice only to be told I had to give them many months notice. You can imagine my great disappointment!!! The lady said well maybe we could show you a corner of it???? We decided to just skip
    Cheltenham instead. So you are VERY LUCKY to have viewed this quilt. Cheers Sharron

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  5. its a beautiful quilt
    oh this is one I would love to reproduce.
    it is amazing!!!!!
    Sue thank you for sharing the pictures.
    Kathie

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  6. Wow! Amazing!! How wonderful to be able to see them in person!!

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  7. Wonderful quilts. Thank you for sharing the photos of them. I especially like the cicrcular designs.

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  8. Thanks for posting these Sue - I think this one is at least as "good" as the one in the V&A exhibit, if not better.

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  9. Hi Sue,I'm making this quilt with Karen Cunningham,she has called it Irish Circles..
    How wonderful for you to have seen it,I wish :)

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  10. i shall have to go to Cheltenham one day.....Such a lovely quilt.

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  11. Hello Sue, thank you for sharing pictures of this delightful quilt. I managed to find a bolt of dimity for the background of this masterpiece. Do you know how big the blocks are? Truly inspiring!

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    1. Hello Brigitte, sorry I can't help with the size of the blocks. The museum is still closed for renovations.
      I am desperate to see the quilt again as I want to start making it myself. I want to make it as true to scale as possible as some interpretations I have seen are of a much larger scale.
      I meet and bought your book off you in Nantes last year.

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  12. Looks interesting, ill be sure to check it out. Cheltenham tips

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