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Some Great Textile, Needlepoint, Quilt and Tapestry Exhibitions in London

This week I have been to two wonderful quilt show, one at the Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington and the other at Swiss Cottage Library close to Finchley Road in London. 'Quilts 1700 - 2010' which runs at the V & A until 4th July has I believe already had the most visitors that have ever attended an exhibition in the history of the museum. Starting with a beautiful quilted cot cover for a child's bed dated 1690 - 1720, it traces British quilt and patchwork right up to the modern day when there is a poignant piece made by prison inmates. A very informative booklet is included in the ticket price and there is programme of talks, courses and workshops all associated with the exhibition. The Victoria and Albert Museum has always been my favourite London Museum, a great source of design inspiration and interesting exhibits. The Textile Study rooms are open for study without appointment, good facilities for sketching or making notes for the panels - my own d