SATURDAY, 4 OCTOBER, 2014
"QUIRKS AND QUILTS"
ABSURDITIES OF FASHION/ PATCHWORK & QUILTING LINKS IN COSTUME
Friends Meeting House, Friargate, off Castlegate, York YO1 9RL
We have an exciting day in store, with two splendid local speakers. Obsessed with textiles from early childhood, our first speaker's career path was never in doubt! Heather Audin has been curator of the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York since 2008 and using examples from their special handling-collection, (gloves provided!), Heather will explore the links between Costume and Patchwork & Quilting. Shire published her book on the history of the two crafts only last year. The Gallery currently has an exciting coverlet on display. (For details of this, click on the following link: www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/)
Our second speaker, Anna Day trained as a violin maker in Germany before turning to costume-history as a mature student. Her specialism centres on the eighteenth century, especially the fierce cultural rivalry which existed between the English and French elite, so frequently expressed in fashion and textiles. Her talk will highlight the English fashion mania for all things French.
As our previous visits to York have shown, there are a number of good eateries close to the venue, so rather than provide lunch on the premises, we will offer details of recommended cafés to visit as you choose. Parking in York is not easy and it recommended to use York’s Park & Ride facility, in particular,that at The Designer Outles, on the A19 , just off the A64. This will drop you off on Clifford Street almost opposite Friargate. The Park and Ride from Askam Bar, also off the A64 drops off on Tower Street opposite Clifford's Tower a short walk from Friargate.
Non-members are welcome, but if you wish to attend you MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE before 27 September. See below for Booking details.
PROGRAMME: 10.30am: Coffee/Tea on arrival
11.00am: ‘The Costume Connection’, Heather Audin
12.30pm: Own choice of lunch within the City walls
2.00pm: ‘The Absurdity of what is called Fashion’, Anna Day