Bridging Arts

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Quilts 1700-2010

Meet up with Katrina later in the week at the V&A to go to the long-awaited quilts exhibition. A big show and a lot to see.
18th century work amongst the most intriguing - made of treasured and valuable scraps of fabric, in particular Indian chintz so admired that the government banned its import (to protect domestic production). Pictured: A Bed Hanging (1730-50).
Would have liked to have seen more from the US.
And .....I have to say, I think I saw more breath-taking contemporary quilts at Creative Exhibition's Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham last summer.
Great to see that The Subversive Stitch by Rozsika Parker has been reprinted, presumably in honour of the show.
Am almost inspired to take the sewing machine out over the weekend.