Thursday, 11 March 2010

Quilts: 1700 - 2010 at the V & A

Quilts: 1700 - 2010 catalogue cover featuring At the End of the Day (2007) - Natasha Kerr - Seen here

The V & A Museum is staging a major exhibition of British quilts from their own and other significant collections, Quilts: 1700 - 2010. Opening from March 20th, the show will feature 65 quilts made from 1700 to the present day. The symbolism and imagery of the designs will be explored as well as the exceptional craft of the pieces in themselves.

There are quilts from contemporary makers and artists as well as historical pieces, Tracey Emin will be represented as will Grayson Perry. The curator of the show, Sue Pritchard came to Wales to open Jen Jones' Lampeter based Welsh Quilt Centre last year and has been writing a blog about the progress of the show at the V & A. I believe there will be a quilt from Jen's collection in the exhibition. I'm really looking forward to seeing the show. Here's a Guardian picture gallery in the meantime.

Grayson Perry -Right to Life (1998) - seen here

Bishop's Court Quilt - 1690 - 1700 - seen here

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I really hope I get chance to see this exhibition, it sounds swonderful!


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