Splendid Shreds of Silk and Satin: A Celebration of Charlotte Brontë in Quilts

At Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Showing:
April 16th 2016 10:00am - June 11th 2016 04:00pm

At Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Yorkshire quilters have responded to a Brontë Quilt Challenge, devisded by Tracy Chevalier (herself a quilter) and sponsored by the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles and the Brontë Society.

The submitted quilts will be displayed at Bankfield Museum in Halifax as part of the exhibition - Splendid Shreds of Silk and Satin: A Celebration of Charlotte Brontë in Quilts - which will feature an opportunity to view the patchwork quilt worked on by the Brontë sisters and their Aunt Branwell. Rarely displayed due to its size and fragile nature, the quilt is unfinished and was hand-sewn by the Brontë sisters from patches of silk, taffeta, velvet and cotton, and has a calico backing.

The exhibition will also be complemented by a new version of the Brontë quilt, which has been lovingly created by three members of the Totley Brook Quilters from Sheffield.

Bankfield Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday and Bank Holidays, 10am-4pm. Free entry.
 
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