Patchwork Quilt Designer at the Jane Austen House Museum

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Jane Austen’s House Museum has received Heritage Lottery Funding for an exciting project Piecing together Jane Austen: Her Chawton Legacy 200 years on. To commemorate Jane Austen’s death, this project will conserve, display, recreate and respond to a group of artefacts that make up the material evidence of England’s best-loved author’s life at Chawton.

A key aspect of the HLF project is the creation of a new community story quilt, inspired by a core artefact in the museum collection; a patchwork coverlet created by Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother. The community quilt project will draw inspiration from Jane’s novels and life in Chawton and allow a range of community groups to contribute to the creation of a patchwork quilt. The museum hope the project will engage both new and existing audiences, local and international, who will sew the panels that form the final quilt, reflecting the true diversity of Austen’s appeal.

Find out more and apply here.

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  • Date 24th February 2017
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