It is a beautiful building. The following photos show the gardens at the back where we rested with a lovely cup of tea after viewing the exhibition. It was cool, but the sun shone and children played in the shallow water of the pond.
The exhibition itself? This was really impressive. As a quilt group, we had all listened to an interesting talk before venturing into the exhibition itself. A fascinating range of quilts followed the talk, lighting was needfully low. Barriers were sensitively placed so that keen quilters and sewers could lean forward near enough to look but not touch. Even the stewards were quietly present, almost invisible as they looked after their charges.
Can you spot the lemons growing on this tree? It is such an unusual sight here in the UK. Lemons growing outside. This garden is sheltered on all four sides by tall Victorian buildings.
I have no photos of the exhibition itself. Bright lights would damage the sensitive old fabric.
Following the interesting talk, I was driven to learn more. I bought the hefty book which was published to go alongside the exhibition.
The V&A website gives details of their own collection of quilted items. You can find it here.
Outside the museum was this delightful figure: