Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wishes and impossible desires

I know I promised more news yesterday, but I'm not ready to spill just yet. Instead I give you exciting V&A - my all-time favourite museum and the ONLY reason I'll ever venture back to the UK - news. They are just about to open their Quilts: 1700 - 2010 exhibition. Oh! for some kind of sci-fi machine to zap me over there just for this!!

(I love this image but there is no source info. I got if from here).

I'm becoming so excited about quilting. It has grown slowly over the last six months, inspired by my love of applique. So, it is almost tortuous that my newest love - quilting - and my oldest love - history - are coming together and I can't see it!

Walter Dendy Sadler, Nearly Done, aquatint, published 1898 (Private Collection)

I will have to just try to satisfy myself with the curator's blog, the conference details, some specially-released-for-the-exhibition fabric, and, hopefully (if I can convince my brother to get it for me) the book.

Small quilted patchwork cover, silk velvets and satins, Priscilla Redding, cica 1690s, T.615-1996

And thankfully, the internet, through which I can still find out really fascinating things about some of the quilts that will be in the exhibition.


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