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May 24, 2010

Last week a couple of us went to an inspiring exhibition at Drumcroon in Bolton, then at the weekend I came across some amazing work by local sixth formers  whilst helping out with the string orchestras. It made me think about how important other peoples work can be in developing ideas and exploring new possibilities. So, I put together a list of a few local and not so local events and exhibitions for June ( I was also spurred into action realising that the V&A Quilt exhibiiton has only another month to run!). Let us know what you think and let us know of anything we’ve missed through the comments or emailing

June 2010

Derbyshire Open Arts

29th to 31st May 2010 (almost June!). This free event invites you to visit artists and craftspeople in their showspaces and workplaces to purchase and view their work. Seven artists in Glossop will show their work including textile artists Jo Bleaden, Carole Greaves and Linda Irving. Info  at:

Quilts 1700-2010

V&A, London – runs until 4 July. Info at

The Manchester Indian: Thomas Wardle and India

until 6 June,Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Info at

Treasure from Trash

until 6 June, Hat Works, Stockport. info at

Shearing and Spinning Demonstration

5 – 6 June – Nottinghamshire. Info at


25 – 26 June, 10-5pm, Cockermouth, Cumbria. Info at

Walls are talking

until 30 August, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Info at

Picasso: Peace and Freedom

until 30 August, Liverpool Tate. Info at

Classic American Quilts

until 31 October, American Museum in Britain, Claverton manor, Bath Info at

I visited this exhibition over Easter. The museum has a stunning display of quilts and has organised this exhibition to showcase “some of its greatest quilt treasures.” I recommend this if you are in the area – lovely tea room and grounds too!

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