Monday, 22 March 2010

Quilts: 1700 - 2010

If, like me, you thought that Britons shivered under piles of blankets until the continental quilt arrived on the bedroom scene, here's an exhibition that will change your mind. The V&A Museum in London presents its first ever exhibition of British quilts (title link). Quilts: 1700 - 2010 continues until 4 July, admission £10 adults, £8 silver surfers (80%). Not at those prices, Sunshine! Watch Caroline Briggs' excellent video instead (CLICK). The Rajah Quilt shown here was made by convicts on board HMS Rajah in 1841, presumably during their transportation to Australia. Ah, those were the days, when we could ship our felons to foreign parts, instead of importing criminals from all over the world, as we do now!


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