Tuesday, 8 June 2010
nights at the museum
There is something magical about being in a museum when it's closed to the public. Not that it was quiet exactly. The lovely women from the new V&A WI had invited London WIs to a Quilts social, so there was plenty of wine, food and chat going on. We were in great company, including Ruth Bond, the National Federation WI Chair and Vice Chair Janice Langley and the ladies from the Essex Federation. There was a chance to say hello to WI neighbours from Wanstead, Clapham and North West London. And then, of course, there were the glorious quilts. Sue Pritchard, the curator of the fabulous quilts exhibition, gave us a quick tour of some of the exhibits - including the evocative Rajah quilt and the work of the men from Wandsworth Prison after which we had time to look around at our own pace and be tempted by the Liberty quilting fabrics.
Massive thanks to the V&A WI for their warm welcome and generosity - and inspiring me to get on with a bit of quilting of my own,