Wednesday, 28 November 2012

V&A Short Course : British Patchwork and Quilts: Concealed, Discovered, Revealed

Beginning on Thursday 17 January 2013 in Seminar Room One in the Sackler Centre at the V&A Museum will be an 8 afternoon weekly short course on quilts (Half Term 21 February). The object will be to discover the hidden histories and untold stories of some of the very best examples of British patchwork and quilts in the V&A’s Collection. Historically, the term ‘quilt’ was used to refer to a variety of covers made for the bedroom. ‘Quilt’, ‘twilt’, ‘coverlet’, ‘counterpane’, ‘counterpoint’ and ‘cover’ were all used interchangeably and appeared in British inventories with references to decorative textiles used to dress the bed. Joined by some of the leading experts in the field, as well as curators responsible for some of the country’s leading regional quilt collections, explore the significance of domestic quilt production within the context of the bedroom and its transition from hearth and home to fashion house. Sessions will include at least one external visit to a Museum Collection. Time is 14.00–16.30 and the fees are: £258, £206 concessions. For more details of this course and other short courses run at the V&A, click here.

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