Thursday, 10 June 2010

V and A Quilt Exhibition

This monday my friend & I headed up town to the Victoria & Albert museum to take a look around the Quilts 1700-2010 Exhibition. I had a lovely time. Some of the quilts were truely amazing, the detail in the handquilting was out of this world. I definitely have some favourites, these include a Patchwork Coverlet by Elisabeth Chapman dated 1829, this was totally amazing to see. The tiny patchwork pieces still had all of their tacking stitches in them & the paper was still in the back. The museum did a wondeful job in displaying this piece as it was hung behind glass where you could get right up close to the front & also they had glass sections on the back so you could see the paper pieces. One of my other favs is a more modern piece by Janey Forgan called Liberty Jack. This was made using Liberty prints & all in the shapes of the Union Jack. I managed to sneak a picture of this one... it was also one of Kelly's favourites.
I bought a few little bits in the shop. A new thimble, a set of coasters, a pack of postcards & my favourite purchase... a fat quarter bundle of Liberty Prints inspired by the exhibition. It took me ages to decide which bundle to have & I chose this one as it has a mixure of prints that I really like & some that I wouldn't usually have picked.


Unfortunately I have no stitching updates to share with you. I've done a little stitching over the last couple of weeks but nothing to warrant a pictures. Maybe over the weekend I'll make enough progress to share with you.

Happy Stitching :-)


4 comments:

  1. Amazing quilt! Sounds like it was a fun show to see.

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  2. Wow! That is an amazing quilt!

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  3. To see them in the flesh would be amazing!!

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