Worn with Pride: A patchwork rainbow

Furniture, Textiles & Fashion
July 6, 2016

In the run-up to Pride, Maggie from HR was spending her evening with needle and thread in hand. She definitely came out on-top in terms of crafting and manual effort amongst the group (the rest of us opting for iron on transfers and marker pens) and her handiwork drew lots of admiring comments on the march.

A work in progress ...
A work in progress …

She explained: ‘I chose the exhibition Quilts as it was the first exhibition I saw at the V&A. I really liked the idea that these objects, which in many cases were made for practical, domestic reasons can now become part of history/herstory.

Record of the Major Exhibition - Quilts 1700 - 2010; 20th March - 4th July 2010; Major Exhibition Space, V&A Museum; 16th March 2010.
The V&A exhibition Quilts 1700 – 2010, 20th March – 4th July 2010 © Victoria & Albert Museum, London

My patchwork is English piecing and forms a rainbow across the back of my t-shirt.’

Maggie and her handiwork taking centre-stage
Maggie and her handiwork taking centre-stage
And some more admiration from across the twittersphere

About the author

Furniture, Textiles & Fashion
July 6, 2016

I am an Assistant Curator working on the development of the new Europe 1600-1800 Galleries. My interests are wide-ranging but subjects I have particularly enjoyed exploring for this project include:...

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