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410: OmgLondon part 7, Quilt Exhibit at the V&A

More London. Ok?

One of the awesome things we had planned in  advance was to go to the Quilts 1700-2010 Exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

That's right, a whole special exhibit on quilts. While we were there. Magic, right?

Of course, no photography was allowed in the show, so I can't give you an accurate portrayal of what is was like.

But. The walls?

They were pink. PINK!

And surprisingly, it was rather dimly and moodily lit, which was kinda neat.

In the museum shop, there was this great big  book of the exhibited works, but it was a.) too expensive and b.) too heavy to cart around so I didn't get it.

I got the postcard set instead. They are snack-sized.

Also, I got some, well, what else? Fabric!

I didn't realize until after I bout it that it's by Liberty!

Don't fret, you can buy some too.

They also had all sorts of other cool quilty merchandise like this awesome wrapping paper:

And this stool that I really wanted:

And I didn't see this teatowel or I would have scored one for sure:


We saw the quilt it is based on in person at the exhibit. It was rad.

I did grab this mug that is based on that quilt:

SO frigging cuuuute!



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I love that print on the mug and teatowel- sooo cool! The London-y Goodness never ends (and I'm not complaining)!
July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah
Oooo sooo cute!! I love the little mugs!
July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Nerdy Owl
I got to see the exhibit in April. We were visiting my in-laws and I felt so lucky that our planned trip happened during this exhibit. It was truly a special exhibit. I felt the same way about the book, my mother-in-law sent me a copy last week for my birthday. I feel very lucky!
July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnita
I loved the exhibit.I did get the book,but via Amazon because I knew it would be too heavy to carry all day. I loved(what a surprise!) the late 18th and early 19th century quilts but also some of the modern one, especially the one of pastel Liberty(?) Union Jacks.Im so glad you enjoyed it,Melissa.
July 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
Wasn't it amazing? I found the whole thing really moving - especially the quilt made by the prisoners at HMP Wandsworth and the interview with the woman who'd been employed by the Welsh Rural Industries.

I love your mug!
July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVonnie

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