For a while I have wanted to go to the Quilt Museum in York. After several aborted trips we finally made it last week. Emily was at an after school event so we were able to take our time.
It wasn’t the easiest of places to find and our Sat Nav wasn’t working!! But we found it. There is no parking outside, but there is a multi storey around the corner and blue badge parking was free, which is unusual in that sort of car park.
The museum is quite small on three rooms to look in so not too much to take in and staff were very friendly and helpful. The exhibition rooms are on 1st floor, but there is a disabled lift. Admission is £6.00 for adults, but as I am in a wheelchair the carer gets in free, another bonus to being disabled!!
The current exhibition is by Kaffe Fassett, the lady assumed that as I had made a quilt I would know who Kaffe Fassett was, er no sorry who? Kaffe had taken 15 quilts from the museum collection and made his modern take on them. I thought I made bright quilts until I saw his!! You can find out more about the exhibition here and here. You are allowed to take photos of the quilts, but we were so busy looking that we didn’t. I have to say although Kaffe’s quilts are bright and modern, we actually preferred the old ones, in a way they were so much more impressive and the fact that they were made by hand out of scraps rather than the modern quilts made with perfect material and very precise lines and stitching with machines.
Our favourite quilt was a little bed quilt
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