Friday, 12 February 2010

Exciting news - V & A quilt exhibition

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.


Frances said...

Oh, what a wondeful invitation you have received! Though I live in New York, I have had the pleasure to visit the V and A many, many times over the decades.

I've spent many hours up in the not-so-well-heated riches of the textile study area, with my pencils and sketchpad trying to capture the beautiful designs of the past. (This was back when I dreamed of becoming a textile designer myself. It did not happen.)

I so encourage you to get to that quilt exhibit, and know that you will find many who will want to join you.


Charlotte Choudhry said...

Hi Sandie,

I live in London and was planning on going to the exhibition myself so I would be happy to meet up with you.


Julies knitting corner said...

Well done you, how wonderful you deserve it. I am sure you will find plenty of people too go with you. Julie.C

Raggy said...

Thank you all for your comments. I look forward to the exhibition. I've emailed those who would like to join me.