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Quilts 1700-2010 - Victoria and Albert Museum

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION entitled Quilts 1700-2010 will be on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum from Saturday, March 20 to Sunday, July 4, 2010.

Beautiful historic quilts will be displayed alongside a selection of contemporary British quilts, some specially commissioned.

This is the first major exhibition of its kind at the V&A and exhibits – almost 100 in total – range from spectacular 17th century bed hangings and silk coverlets to recent reinventions of the quilt by artists such as Pauline Burbidge, Jo Budd, Grayson Perry and Tracy Emin.

Each quilt has a unique story to tell either personal or as a representation of broader historic themes such as consumerism, luxury, utility and creativity, and the exhibition will unravel some of these complex narratives.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

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