Posted on 3:05am Thursday 1st Jul 2010
Went to the V&A quilt exhibition on Tuesday. So did many other people, probably because it finishes at the weekend!
There was an excellent collection of quilts on show, just enough to not send you glassy eyed. I like the stories behind the quilts: from soldiers who worked them as they recouperated, to prisoners counting down the days, to quilts with a social commentary of their time.
My favourite section was 'Meeting the past' with the quilt made my female convict prisoners on their way to Tasmania (it was finished by the time they arrived!), and one made from black out lining and red cross food sacking (no quilting shops in those days).
I couldn't come back without a little souvenir and what better than some quilting fabric! Exhibition is on until Sunday 4th July.