The 'Tale of the Thread' features contemporary quilts inspired by the linen manufacturing process whilst the 'Song of the Quilt' exhibition showcases quilts which have drawn inspiration from popular songs including 'Catch a Falling Star', 'Red Sails in the Sunset' and 'Material Girl'
Quilt making has gained increasing recognition as an art form in its own right over the last few years. In 2014 Mid-Antrim Museum curated an exhibition ‘Log Cabin to Lightning Streak’ which celebrated patchwork quilts from the collections of Mid-Antrim Museum and the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra. These quilts showcased the craftsmanship and meticulous stitching involved as well as highlighting the social and domestic histories associated with them.
Following on from this, the two current exhibitions showcase a range of contemporary quilting techniques and designs. As part of the Tale of the Thread & Song of the Quilt exhibition programme, you will be able to join members of the Loose Thread Quilters for a demonstration and tour of their work on Saturday 21 January 2017 in the Studio Theatre at the Braid when they will be showcasing their latest quilting project between 10am-1pm, with a guided tour of the exhibitions starting at 11am.
Open Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm
Location: Studio Theatre, The Braid