Monday, 22 March 2010

V and A Quilt Exhibition London...continued

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There were so many beautiful quilts and here are a few more from the Quilts 1700-2010 Exhibition at the V and A.
View towards Changi Quilt, made by Girl Guides held at Changi Prisoner of War Camp in Singapore for their quilt leader - beautifully presented with toile quilt in the distance.
Channel 4 has an feature on the quilt with a video you may wish to see.

The Red Cross Quilt and detail.
The quilt was made by the Canadian Red Cross Society and is dated 1939-1941. During the Second World War the Society donated quilts to those in need. The children of a family, whose house and all their possessions were destroyed by enemy bombing, each received a quilt. The concept of Project Linus, Comfort Quilts and other quilting projects of making a quilt for those in real need has been taking place for quite some time. Most recently we blogged about the Haitian Quiltathon - quilts are a great solace and comfort, a security blanket when all other comforts have gone...

Quilt made from blackout curtains and sateens.

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2 comments:

Sophie said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for your great blog, keep up the great work!

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BizzieLizzie said...

Dear Sophie - thanks - it was a brilliant exhibition and I would definitely recommend it to your readers.

Regards
Liz

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