This event runs from 10:00am on the 13th October 2017, to 2:00pm on the 15th October 2017 and will take place at Holiday Inn, Preston; and Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston. It is a Guild event being organised by BQSG, Susan Levett: .
The study sessions will be at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery close to the hotel, and will be led by a curator. They will include a selection from the Harris’ significant textile collection including such gems as the Horrockes’ archive; a set of the Forbes Watson Textile Manufactures of India sample books distributed to British textile manufacturing towns in 1866 as part of the development of design education within textile manufacture; quilted underskirts; local farm quilts; and a quilt with early nineteenth century cotton fabrics. As well as the study sessions, there will be the opportunity for each group to have a guided tour of the highlights of the Museum and Art Gallery. Check out the museum’s website at www.harrismuseum.org.uk for more information about their collections.