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Quilted jacket from he Balkans. Mid-20th century. TRC Collection (TRC 2018.0283).Quilted jacket from he Balkans. Mid-20th century. TRC Collection (TRC 2018.0283).Three thousand years of quilting history and a variety of different techniques will be illustrated during this lecture. The ‘simple’ question of what is quilting is the core theme of the talk. Examples from Central Asia, India, the Middle East, as well as medieval and Renaissance period European examples will be highlighted with the aid of objects from various museum collections.

The lecture will be given by Dr. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, a specialist in the field of embroidery history and author of the series Encyclopedia of Embroidery from ..... (London: Bloomsbury 2016ff.).

Date: Sunday 8 March 2020. Time: 14.00 – 16.00. Location: TRC Leiden, Hogewoerd 164, 2351 HW Leiden, The Netherlands. Lecturer: Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. Language: Dutch. Fees: 7.5 euro. Coffee/tea provided. Please register well in advance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 /
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from 10.00 - 16.00.

Bank account number:
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Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome!

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

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The TRC is dependent on project support and individual donations. All of our work is being carried out by volunteers. To support the TRC activities, we therefore welcome your financial assistance: donations can be transferred to bank account number NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, in the name of the Stichting Textile Research Centre.
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