An exhibition at the American Museum in Britain which is located just outside Bath.
This exhibition which runs until 1st Nov 2015 brings together a range of objects that commemorate family milestones. As well as featuring historic quilts from major collections, the exhibition also showcases superb costumes – christening, wedding and funeral.
For Hatched we have christening gowns and babies bonnets plus a wonderful and interesting selection of gifts that mark the event.
For Matched we can enjoy a selection of wedding gowns, quilts and furniture.
In Despatched we get to see the aristry of burial clothes and also what the best dressed widow would be expected to wear, as well as several quilts
and for Patched of course we get to enjoy a selection of quilts.
All the items are really old and it is amazing to see the beauty that remains and the quality of work that was achieved bearing in mind that the maker would have had, by today’s standards, poor lighting and poor impliments to work with.
Our thanks to Kate Hebert, Chief Curator, for sharing so much information and so many interesting stories that are linked to these items.
For more information on the Museum, how to get there, and the opening hours visit:
If you have enjoyed the bonnets section we have another video about Embroidered Bonnets entitled Roses from the Heart with Christina Henri which is linked with our Australian heritage