Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quilt Museum in York, UK

It’s lovely to find a quilt museum – they are pretty rare!  But my home town of York, UK, has one – and, it’s just around the corner from where I worked as a teenager in my parents’ hairdressing shop!!   Yes I was into fiber back then!  Mainly  just washing  fiber but occasionally curling it, and, I’m afraid to say, sometimes frizzing it!!  Don’t do too much fiber frizzing these days, thank goodness(!)  though I do like to dye it.

So every time I visit York I love to pop into the museum to see what’s hanging!  And there’s always a great mix of old and new.  It’s a beautiful old historic building with a lovely garden outside…and a nice little tea and cake shop next door – so many pleasures!!  And 29,999 other folk have discovered that too!  

Apparently the museum is supported by the National Lottery and there is an annual competition to find the most popular facilities and they asked me to solicit votes for the museum.  So please…click on this url to vote: http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards/best-heritage-project/

and, if you’re in York visit the museum!!  You can then walk up Colliergate, the site of ancient fibre frizzing!  I also worked in the chocolate factory (big surprise!) and I think you can get a tour round there!!  Furthermore my old school (Bar Convent) is now a museum too!

Just a quick note…but thanks for reading!!  Elizabeth


Jackie said...

Done! Maybe I'll get there again one day.

Deb Lacativa said...

I cast my vote..is the museum aware that a home town girl is a famous art quilter? If not, I'd drop them a line.

Kerry said...


and thanks so much for helping me answer my customer about the black headed pins!

I actually have a friend who works with Bohin occasionally...and I'm passing on your request!!!

Del said...

I voted. I visited York years ago. If I ever go back I will visit "your" museum. Love, Del