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Bishops Court quilt, Unknown, 1690-1700

The V&A will present its first ever exhibition of British quilts, with examples dating from 1700 to the present day – a unique opportunity to view the V&A’s unseen quilt collection as well as key national loans.

The exhibition will show 65 beautifully crafted quilts, predominantly
from the V&A’s own collection but also including a number of important loans and new works by contemporary artists, many of which have been commissioned especially for the show.

To celebrate the exhibition the V&A museum  have joined with Hotel Du Vin York and the Quilt Museum and Gallery to offer a luxury weekend city break for two people. The prize includes a two night, luxury bed and breakfast stay at Hotel du Vin York with a bottle of house champagne on arrival and an exclusive guided tour of the Quilt Museum and Gallery with the curator.

And not only that. Contribute with a picture of your quilt at an online patchwork of quilt pictures. Help it grow by uploading a picture of your quilt. Share your quilt’s story and tell the world what it means to you. Your quilt can be commented on and rated by other site visitors.

All pictures from www.vam.ac.uk/

Rajah Quilt, Made by convicts on board HMS Rajah, 1841, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Right to Life, Grayson Perry, 1998, © The Artist/Victoria Miro Gallery

Coverlet (detail), Ann West, U.K. 1820

George III reviewing the troops (detail), Unknown maker, 1803–1805.