Workshop ‘More than just a quilt’, Wednesday, 25 March 2020.

Late 19th century American quilt from the TRC Collection (TRC 2018.2378).

Late 19th century American quilt from the TRC Collection (TRC 2018.2378).

In the first of a series of three workshops (29 April and 27 May), the participants will closely study a particular antique quilt from the TRC Collection. Beverly Bennett, one of the curators of the American Quilts exhibition, will discuss with you the full context of the quilt, its maker(s), the region and time of production, and the techniques and methods that were used. Together you will look at the various clues that will reveal the world behind the quilt. Finally, we will discuss how to draft a pattern from an antique quilt and use it as inspiration for an original work.

Date: Wednesday 25 March 2020. Time: 10.00 – 13.00. Location: TRC Leiden, Hogewoerd 164, 2351 HW Leiden, The Netherlands. Lecturer: Beverley Bennett. Language: English. Fees: 30 euro. Materials/coffee/tea provided. Max. number of participants: 12. Please register well in advance:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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TRC Gallery exhibition: 5 Febr. -25 June 2020: American Quilts

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