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BQSG Study Day: Exploring Research

This event takes place on 30th May 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm and will take place at The Quilt Museum, York. It is a Guild event being organised by Isabel Dibden Wright, , 55 South Drive, Chorltonville, Manchester M21 8DZ..

 BQSG Study Day: Exploring Research

Saturday 30th May 2015: 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

The QuiltMuseum, York

Quilts can be fascinating items to study and if you have always wondered how to go about unlocking their secrets here is your chance to find out more. This is a full day workshop on how to begin quilt research. The sessions are suitable for beginners to quilt research and those wishing to gain new ideas on research techniques or who haven’t done research for a while.

On the day you will be able to learn about different approaches to studying historic and contemporary quilts and quiltmaking practice. There will be guidance on selecting a research topic, finding information, putting quilts into context and working with museums. There will also be a practical study session with the chance to examine quilts in detail and how to identify different types of fabric commonly used in quilts.You will also be able to visit the “Ancestral Gifts” exhibition by Kaffe Fassett in the QuiltMuseum.

The day will be led by Isabel Dibden Wright, previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at Manchester Metropolitan Unversity, head of the research panel of the BQSG.

The cost of the day is £30 for Quilters’ Guild Members or £45 for non-members. This includes tea/coffee but does not include lunch. There are many cafes locally or you may bring a packed lunch.

To book please  download a booking form here  or send an SAE marked ‘Study Day Booking Form’ to Isabel Dibden Wright, 55 South Drive, Chorltonville, Manchester M21 8DZ.

The British Quilt Study Group

is a specialist group of

The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles

St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW

+44(0) 1904 613242