Yasmin Eshref


Quilts: 1700-2010

Last week I finally got to see the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Quilts: 1700-2010 exhibition, and I must say, it’s one of the best things I’ve seen in ages. There were so many diverse and beautiful items on display from Elizabeth Chapman’s amazingly intricate Wellington Coverlet (I just had to get a postcard of that one!) to Grayson Perry’s Right to Life, a creative, contemporary look at the abortion debate of 90’s America (you can see a close up here).

The exhibition is split into five subcategories: Making a Living, Meeting the Past, Virtue and Virtuosity, Private Thoughts/Political Debates and The Domestic Landscape and all of which harboured so many gems, a selection of which I will post below. If you can however, I’d strongly urge all to see the exhibition before it finishes on the 4th of July 2010.  Entry fee is a mere £10 (or £6 for us studenty types!). Ooh and from tomorrow onwards you can kill two birds with one stone by going to see the fabulous looking Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition also on at the V and A- couture Dior galore!

Tracey Emin- To Meet My Past

 

 

Ann West- Patchwork with Garden of Eden

Janey Forgan- Liberty Jack

Unknown- George III Reviewing the Troops

Victoria & Albert Museum quilt exhibition

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A ‘mere’ £10 to look at some blankets… I don’t think so!

Comment by The Crown of Victoria

They’re definitely not just blankets, quilts are pretty difficult to make and a lot of the ones on display have very significant historical/social importance attached to them, no Ikea cast offs here! I think all the quilts I saw were worthy of being called pieces of Art and would gladly pay another £6 to see them all again 🙂 Thanks for your comment x

Comment by missyasmineshref

They’re definitely not just blankets, quilts are pretty difficult to make and a lot of the ones on display have very significant historical/social importance attached to them, no Ikea cast offs here! I think all the quilts I saw were worthy of being called pieces of Art and would gladly pay another £6 to see them all again 🙂 Thanks for your comment x

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