Family Connections: The Quilters' Guild Collection - Edinburgh

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This exhibition showcases historic items from The Quilters’ Guild Collection that are significant for their associated family provenance. Sadly, when many items enter museum collections, much of the information surrounding them – who made them and for what purpose– is lost. When this information is retained, it helps to bring the objects to life, and enhances our understanding and appreciation of these beautiful artefacts.

All of the items on display here have a recorded story. Items on display include a striking North Country Wholecloth made by Frances Binns from Corbridge, Hexham in 1902 and a complex cotton mosaic patchwork made by Elizabeth Catherall for her grandson’s wedding in 1921.