Sunday, 16 January 2011

Christmas present 2

The first part of my Christmas present from DD was fabulous (a private viewing of some of the quilts in the Whitworth Art Gallery collection) but the second part was fabulous too! The same gallery had a Textiles Exhibition, which was varied and a real treat for anyone even vaguely interested in textiles.

It ranged from some quilt tops and coverlets, like this one (sorry, can't remember the date) and other items, including this beautiful embroidered 17th or 18th century bodice,

to this newspaper log cabin 'quilt' and embroidered box,

a Kantha work quilt on the subject of gardening,

a knitted sheep in wolf's clothing,

fabric specially printed for George the whatsits coronation (details were never my strong point!)

an Afghan war rug and lots of other things besides. If you're in the north of England and haven't seen this exhibition, you have until 19th July to see, and I strongly recommend it to you! And then when I got home, there was a parcel from up the Amazon!

It was the copy of Tonya's new book which DH had ordered for me for Christmas! I was so pelased to get it finally, and it was the perfect ending to a perfect day!


orchidlover said...

great photos. I love the Kantha hanging

love and hugs Gina xxx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sounds like a fabulous day out! Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

thanks for sharing more incredible quilt. I love the coronation quilt - very interesting and the log cabin. I've never heard of Kantha, will have to look that up.

Tonya Ricucci said...

woohoo! what a fab christmas you've had. love the kantha and the afghan war rug.