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Quilts 1700-2010, Victoria & Albert Museum | reviews, news & interviews

Quilts 1700-2010, Victoria & Albert Museum

Quilts 1700-2010, Victoria & Albert Museum

Private lives and hidden histories revealed in stunning exhibition exploring British quilt-making

This 18th-century bedcover was probably a professional commission, yet amateur examples are just as impressive
The notion of women’s work has undergone a revolution, and yet that revolution has, in many ways, come comfortably full circle. We may now celebrate the work of generations of women who, limited to the domestic realm, were perhaps also liberated by the creative potential of the domestic crafts, and specifically, needlecraft. Which is a fairly radical notion in itself.

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