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Joe the Quilter in an open coffin

£750.00

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Museums Northumberland presents ‘Northumberland Folk’, a series of four new exhibitions by illustrator Jonny Hannah with most of the artworks in the exhibitions for sale.

The exhibition runs until the 31st of October and we will be in touch about when you will be able to collect your purchase (shipping is not included in the price but we can provide courier contacts for you to arrange independently). We will be able to give you more detail of exact dates nearer the time but collection dates will likely be before December 2021.

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  • Painted box
  • Dimensions (approx.) 50x120x3cm
  • Image of work in the Northumberland Folk Exhibition at Hexham Old Gaol 19.05.2021 to 31.10.2021

Slaley resident, Vicky Pepys has been a great help with my project. On our first meeting, she gave me a set of papers about the wonderful Hermit of Warden, Joseph Heldey, commonly known as Joe the Quilter.

Joe’s skills in this area was second to none, making quilts for all walks of society. And so it was rumored he had a great deal of money hidden somewhere in his house, into which, after his wife’s death, he would gladly welcome any wayfaring stranger.

But on one occasion, in 1826, he was unlucky & whoever visited him that evening, killed him horribly, stabbing him numerous times. His corpse had many cuts to his hand, as he tried to defend himself.

Joe’s killer was never found…