Yesterday I went to see the Quilts Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It was amazing and well worth the rave reviews; the quilts reveal so much about social and political history. Have any of you been? Most poignant for me was the quilt created by prisoners of Wandsworth Prison, which I often walk past. Their quilt reflects all kinds of emotional experiences; desperation, faith, hope, injustice. I've been meaning to write about the charity which supports them for a while, Fine Cell Work, as I think it's a great initiative.
So, time for contemplation on issues of social justice - and then there's the shop! It's piled high with beautiful stacks of fabric; eighteen limited edition designs which are a collaboration between the V&A (the designs are based on their collections) and Liberty. The fabrics are available online, too.