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A selection of Kaffe Fassett ribbons

A selection of Kaffe Fassett ribbons

…not a quilter.

I have done a little patchwork and quilting but I wouldn’t call myself a quilter. However, during Peter’s and my short stay in Yorkshire, I did venture into the Quilt Museum in York. The museum is managed by the Quilter’s Guild of the British Isles but, sadly, it will be closing on 31 October 2015.

New and old

New and old

The current exhibition, called “Ancestral Gifts, closes on 05 September. For the exhibition, Kaffe Fassett (the museum’s patron) selected fifteen quilts from the museum collection and then designed quilts based upon those he had chosen. Both the new quilts and those they were based upon are currently being displayed. When curating the exhibition, where possible, the old quilt and the new one based on its design were hung in close proximity to each other.

The first quilts I saw in the exhibition

The first quilts I saw in the exhibition

Photographs will give you a better impression of the exhibition than I could ever convey…

On the new quilt (on the right) Kaffe hass used buttons where there were tufts of thread on the original

On the new quilt (on the right) Kaffe has used buttons where there were tufts of thread on the original

Kaffe's design based on the quilt in the three photographs directly below this

Kaffe’s design based on the quilt in the three photographs directly below this

Original design

Original design

I didn't take a photograph of the entire quilt!

Close-up showing layout of hexagons

Close-up of hexagons and diamonds

Close-up of hexagons and diamonds

The man is in the oicture to give an idea of size (no, he's not - he's there because he kept walking in front of my camera!)

The man is in the picture to give an idea of size (no, he’s not – he’s there because he kept walking in front of my camera!)

New and old

New and old

Browns and blues

Browns and blues

Kaffe Fassett's brightly coloured take on the design

Kaffe Fassett’s brightly coloured take on the design

Beautifully woven fabric

Beautifully woven fabric

Log cabin design made with narrow strips

Log cabin design made with narrow strips

An easy way to achieve the "log cabin" look: use stripey fabric and mitre the stripes!

An easy way to achieve the “log cabin” look: use stripey fabric and mitre the stripes!

Sorry about the blur caused by this lady moving into shot!

Sorry about the blur caused by this lady moving into shot!

Beautifully embroidered jacket which was also on display

Beautifully embroidered jacket which was also on display

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