Set of Chintz bed hangings (detail), 1730-50. Museum no. 242-1908.
Taken from the V & A website
What excitement I had today on opening an email. It was from Sarah who works on behalf of the Victoria and Albert museum. She had been reading this blog and saw that I was interested in quilts.
She thought that I would be interested in visiting the V&A’s major spring exhibition Quilts 1700 – 2010, which explores 300 years of British quilt making, showing more than 65 quilts predominantly from the V&A’s own collection.
She has invited me to a special preview of the exhibition.
How wonderful, I feel so honoured.
Unfortunately though, I can't go on that date as it is 2 days before my grandson will be born.
I read down the email further and to my surprise she stated that if I couldn't make the preview then I could be sent a complimentary ticket to view the exhibition.
Now I don't go to London often and have never been on my own and......
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in joining me.
If so could you leave a message here on the blog or email me.
The exhibition runs from 20 March - 4th July.
I would like to go at the beginning of May.
I know that a lot of my customers are interested in quilting so perhaps we could go as a group.
It would be great to meet some of you.