Quilt is item of the month

An 18th century quilt believed to have been two years in the making is A la Ronde’s October item of the month

A wedding present of John and Jane Parminter, it is thought the quilt took at least two years create.

Lesley Strong, from the A la Ronde team, said: “The quilt is a beautiful object and the fine stitches and range of embroidery techniques of an exceptionally high standard.

Research volunteers Hester Walshaw and Trevor Adams have been sifting through new documentary evidence which has given us a new insight into the history of this exquisite coverlet.

“We are encouraging visitors to take a closer look at the quilt and learn about the range of delicate embroidery stitches and their contribution to the texture of the overall piece.

“There is also an opportunity to discover how we care for this wonderful object.”

The quilt was to the Victoria and Albert Museum in the 1970s who have loaned it back to the house.

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The object of the month runs from Saturday October 2 until October 31, during usual opening hours. Closed on Thursdays and Fridays.

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