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Signature Quilt

Signature Quilt

'Sign Here!'

5th September - 13th December 2014

The Quilt Museum and Gallery in York will be showing its collection of historic Signature Quilts along with loans from other museums and private individuals from September to December this year.

Signature quilts (often called bazaar quilts) were a particular phenomenon of the 19th century. Often made to raise money for a church, chapel or charity, they were embroidered or signed either by, or on behalf of, the person contributing a sum for the privilege of having their name associated with the quilt. Similar quilts were sometimes made to commemorate an event such as an anniversary or as a memorial. This exhibition will explore some of the stories behind the making of these quilts.