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Friday, 11 June 2010
Got to the Victoria&Albert museum in London last weekend to see the Quilts 1700 - 2010 exhibit.
As a "contemporary quilter I thought it would be the more modern quilts that would hold my attention. How wrong can you be. I was blown away by the traditional quilts, by the workmanship and design and by the amazing choice of fabric they had access to as far back as the 1700's. The other thing that struck me was how much we do now that we think is modern was being done hundreds of years ago.
I haven't decided if I am comforted or a bit depressed by this fact. It is comforting to be part of this long line of women who are expressing themselves now in the same way as those who came before were and that is the thought I am going to hold as I strive to do something "different".
No photos allowed of course but I did treat myself in the gift shop.
So much to see!