This colourful exhibition celebrates patchwork quilts from the past and present.
Patchwork quilts can provide an intriguing window into the domestic life of the recent past. They are comforting and intimate yet have an enduring visual appeal and tactility.
Quilts from the collection of Mid-Antrim Museum and the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum will be displayed together for the first time, alongside contemporary examples from local makers. Dating from the mid 1800’s onwards, they show a skilful application of pattern, colour and needlework, and have been constructed from a variety of fabrics including printed cotton, linen, tweed, velvet and even flour sacks.
To accompany this exhibition Mid-Antrim Museum has organised two events which will take place on Saturday 9 August. At 11am Curator of Textiles from National Museums Northern Ireland, Valerie Wilson will give a guided tour of the exhibition. This will be followed at 1pm by local quuiltmaker, Jane Lloyd, giving a presentation and talk on quiltmaking.
Exhibition Gallery: 5 July - 3 September