An exciting exhibition "Treasured Threads: Unpicking Gunnersbury’s Quilts" is to be held at Gunnersbury Park Museum, Popes Lane, London W5 4NH on 15 October 2019 – 12 January 2020.
exhibition takes an in-depth look at one of Gunnersbury’s most
remarkable items; a pieced and appliqued top created by a local Acton
family in 1825. An outstanding piece of craftwork and significant to
Britain’s history of quilting, the Acton Top features contemporary
figures in Regency dress, Biblical scenes, animals and plants. Comparing
the Acton Top with other historic quilts from the museum collection,
the exhibition investigates how quilting developed from the late 1780s
to the 1850s and explores associated technological and social changes.
For full details of workshops and talks at the Quilting Bee please see the Adult Workshops and Talks and Tours sections or visit www.visitgunnersbury.org