This spring London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting its first major exhibition devoted to British quilts from 1700-2010 (March 20 – July 4 2010). Examples range from a 1690s cot cover to contemporary pieces by controversial artists Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry and a collaborative piece by the male inmates of Wandsworth Prison. The exhibition is already one of the museum’s most successful with 8,000 advance ticket sales. A revival in quilting as part of the larger “return to craft” trend means many quilting groups have sprung up as respite from the digital world. The A quilt A Day blog is great for additional inspiration, as is the work of contemporary quilter Laura Kemshall.
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