The Victoria and Albert Museum Pocket Diary 2011

The Victoria and Albert Museum Pocket Diary 2011 : Quilts

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The V&A Diary 2011 is published to coincide with the V&A's major Quilt exhibition opening in March 2010. This exhibition will showcase the V&A's collection of patchwork and quilted covers to bring together over 300 years of British quilting history, from the spectacular bed hangings and silk coverlets of the 18th century, to the creative reinvention of the quilt by contemporary artists. Quilts are valued as objects of solace and comfort and they also document love and marriage, births and deaths, periods of intense patriotic fervour and developments in taste and fashion. The extraordinary variety of each object testifies to the skill of its maker, challenging the assumption that stitching is simply 'women's work'. The diary showcases a selection of quilts from the exhibition but also included are unseen images of details, reverse sides plus sewing equipment such as needles, etuis and other related ephemera. It is a feast of colour, pattern and detail that will delight anyone interested in needlework.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 122 x 134 x 20mm | 158.76g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 56 colour illustrations, 56 colour illustrations
  • 071123101X
  • 9780711231016
  • 153,703

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* Quilting is strong internationally - particularly in the USA and Japan but also in Australia, France, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. * USA: The quilting industry is now worth $3.3 billion (up on the $2.5 billion from the last survey in 2003) and total US quilters now exceed 27.7 million (30% increase from 2003). (Survey Professional Quilter online) * USA museums include International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Museum of American Quilter's Society, Paducah, Kentucky, USA; American Museum of Quilts & Textiles of San Jose, San Jose, California; Kalona Quilt & Textile Museum, Iowa; La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner; Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum, Lancaster, PA; New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA; The People's Place Quilt Museum, PA; The Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, Indiana; Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, CO; Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, VA; Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, WI; American Folk Art Museum, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Colonial Williamsburg, VA; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NY; Daughters ofo the American Revolution (DAR) Museum, Washington D.C.; Deerfield Museum, MA; Handweaving Museum & Arts Center, Clayton NY; Lancaster Cultural History Museum, PA; Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Great Lakes Quilt Center, MI; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco; Museum of Our National Heritage; Lexington, MA; New England Quilt Museum; Newark Museum, NJ; Old Sturbridge Village, MA; Shelburne Museum, VT; Smithsonian, Washington D.C; Textile Museum, Washington D.C; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT; Winterthur Museum, DE.
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