Thistle Quilters Transitions Exhibition 1718 – 2018

Saturday 19th May – Sunday 3rd June, Thistle Quilters Transitions Exhibition 1718 – 2018
Galleries 1, 2 and 3, Third Floor Edinburgh Palette, St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE. Opening Times: 10:00-16:00 daily
Entrance: Free – Refreshments available

A celebration of quilting by one of Scotland’s longest established quilt groups
Edinburgh based Thistle Quilters is celebrating over 38 years as a thriving quilt group, as well as the 300th anniversary of the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet, one of the earliest known dated patchworks in Britain. “It’s the past, present and future of quilting in one event”, said Brenda McDonnell, Chair, Thistle Quilters.
Showcasing new and historic quilts under the theme of “Transitions’, the exhibition includes:
• Journal Quilts 2017 – “52 quilts for 52 weeks of the year”
• Auld Reekie Quilts – series of small quilts celebrating the wonderful city of Edinburgh
• Award-winning contemporary and traditional quilts
• Heritage quilts from private collections
• Quilts inspired by events of the years 1718, 1818, 1918 and 2018
• Quilts inspired by the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet from The Quilters Guild Collection
• New work illustrating the quilting aspirations of members

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