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Stitches in Time: The Story of Quilting with Lynne Edwards and the National Trust

Carlyle's House 24 Cheyne Row, London, UK

"We are born and we die and we make love under a quilt." - Grayson Perry

Quilts evoke the past - they conjure our earliest memories of security and warmth and resonate with cultural references dating back to the middle ages. The colourful history of this humble linen can be found in the names of their stitching patterns: Broken Plaid, Hanging Diamond, Twisted Rope or True Lovers' Knot, and in their layers, many of which conceal hidden histories and untold stories.

In her talk Lynne Edwards, one of the world's leading quilt designers, will reveal the colourful history of quilting and discuss its present and future, with examples of her work and others.

Lynne Edwards is an internationally-known quilt designer, teacher and author. Her quilts feature in exhibitions throughout the world and her teaching is in similarily high demand. In 1992, she won The International Quilt Association’s Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship in recognition of her outstanding qualities as a teacher. In 2000, she was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award by The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles and, in 2002, she won the prestigious Amy Emms Memorial Trophy at the annual British National Quilt Show, ‘Quilts UK’. She was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list in 2008 for services to Arts and Crafts.

This talk takes place at Carlyle's House - 24 Cheyne Row
Carlyle's House is a Victorian writers' shrine in Chelsea. Hidden in the back streets is the home of Thomas and Jane Carlyle. A twist of fate turned Carlyle into a star of the 19th Century literary world. Suddenly this was the place to be.

When you pull the bell to enter you will follow in the footsteps of Dickens, Ruskin, Tennyson and many more.

Please click here to buy tickets: http://acuriousinvitation.com/lynneedwards.html

A complimentary glass of wine will be provided by The Perfect Cellar, the highly esteemed supplier of boutique wines from passionate, historical, and artisan winemakers.

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