Sunday, 27 June 2010

Day out

Yesterday I was up bright and early as I was going on a very long-awaited day out. I went on a coach, kindly organised by Ruth, with lots of my quilting friends and naturally I took my camera with me to record the event. This is the only photo I took.

Any ideas where I went?

It was to the quilt exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, where their excellent collection of antique quilts was displayed, for the first time ever. The exhibition was excellent, but of course, no photography was allowed. So this photo is when Pauline and I sat in the V&A courtyard cafe, having a cup of tea, and watching the children cooling down in the water. If you want to see some images of the quilts, you'll have to look on the V&A site where the photos will in any case be better than mine!
I did manage to buy a little fabric, as the V&A have commissioned some reproduction fabrics from Liberty and they were hard to resist.

These two were from a British coverlet dated 1797,

and these from the 1820s. (The blue one is a typical seaweed design of the period.) Now, what to make?

6 comments:

Joyce said...

I'm so jealous. I'd love to see that show but I don't see it happening unless I win the lottery. Maybe I should buy tickets...
Love those fabrics. What will you make I wonder.

Tonya R said...

ooh, wonderful. I noticed there is a hardcover book out about the exhibition. did you get a chance to look at it? wonder how it is.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sounds like a good trip. Those fabrics are gorgeous...any idea how you are going to use them?

orchidlover said...

Glad you had a great time


Love and hugs Gina xxx

loulee said...

We didn't see the exhibition when we were in London. I admit to mixed emotions on that one, the V&A really wasn't my thing.

pwl said...

Darn! Now I wish we were going to London on our trip... Hopefully I'll find some quilt shops on our travels, though.