Well the ribbons were always silk and had the name of the cigar on them. Somebody stitched lots together with herringbone stitch and made a quilt wall hanging.... It is so lovely.
The grounds in which this museum is set are outstanding. Well kept grounds with wonderful flowers and borders and box bush maize.... There are lots of levels and stone steps with little pathways and almost secret garden setting.
We did not go into the big quilt exhibition as we ran out of time. On Saturday it was only open at 12 until 5pm so with the vintage fair and the grounds we did not have the time but will be going back to have a look around. We have some friends coming next year who live in New York and we are going to be taking them to Bath for a few days and this is on the list....
The story of the origins of this extraordinary museum, which is housed in Somerset in England
in a old manor house is as diverse as its grounds and maize's. Four men Dr Dallas Pratt, John Judkyn. Nick Bell-Knight and Ian McCallum who happened to meet each other, got on well, and pooled their diverse abilities into this joint enterprise, and was only possible because Dr Dallas Pratt had inherited the necessary fortune to fund such a wonderful and extraordinary project.
The American Museum is a great place to visit. There is also a fabulous little cafe where you can get great lunches and drinks.
I had an amazing afternoon there and the bonus was a vintage textile fair.