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These videos were produced as part of the exhibition Quilts 1700–2010, on display at the V&A South Kensington between 20 March and 4 July 2010. This was the V&A’s first ever exhibition of British quilts, and comprised 65 beautifully crafted quilts, predominantly from the V&A’s collection but also including a number of important loans and new works by contemporary artists, many of which were commissioned especially for the show.

Jo Budd

Artist and quilt maker Jo Budd talks about the inspiration for her companion works 'Winter/Male' and 'Summer/Female' and discusses the techniques used in creating them.

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Caren Garfen

Textile artist Caren Garfen talks about the inspiration for ''How many times do I have to repeat myself' and discusses the techniques used in creating it.

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Diana Harrison

Textile artist Diana Harrison discusses the inspiration for 'Box' and discusses the techniques used in creating it.

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Susan Stockwell

Artist Susan Stockwell discusses the inspiration for 'A Chinese Dream' and the techniques used in creating it.

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Olga Henderson

Olga Henderson talks about life as a child in a Prisoner of War camp and the Changi Quilt.

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Natasha Kerr

This short film of Natasha Kerr at work in her east London studio reveals how contemporary artists are evolving and developing the quilting tradition today. The mixed media pieces involve painting, sewing, found photographs and other emphemera and explore the power of memory and personal history to create distinctly unusual modern family heirlooms.

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