Curated by novelist and author of Girl with a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier, the exhibition celebrates the art of quilting.

In her most recent book, The Last Runaway, Chevalier's heroine is a quilter and as part of her research, the writer learned to quilt by hand.

Here she explores how quilts have been transformed from useful household objects into works of art. Focusing on five themes – birth, sleep, sex, illness and death – the display features traditional historical quilts dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as contemporary textile work from artists such as Grayson Perry, Sara Impey, Karina Thompson and Michele Walker.

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