We arrived to Buck's Fizz (only one I was driving- SHAME) then meet with Tracey Chevalier who has curated a small exhibition of quilts that depict Birth, Sleep, Sex, Illness and Death at this beautiful
All set upstairs in the original bedrooms of this magnificent house we made our way through the rooms.
It really wasn't a huge house and I could quite envisage a family living there.
We made our way through the rooms and although the exhibition is small the quilts were selected for their roles they played within the headings.
I don't know what happened to my camera but the shutter seemed to keep getting stuck so although I took lots of photos they are just not great so can't show you to many.
Lovely old fabrics.
The prisoners from Wandsworth prison produced a quilt through Fine Cell work and saw lots of guest's examining individual blocks.
Here is my Unchained Melody quilt which when I read the Information card I struggled
to hold back the tears as they had written the lyrics to the song. Seeing those words
all the emotions and the circumstances behind the making of the quilt just flooded back.
Can you see the black corners of this shot this is when the camera started to play up.
I do remember I dropped it a while back so this is probably the problem with them.
This honours my late DH who encouraged me to pursue my hobby.
I shared a wonderful day with my pic Sue and meet some amazing talented quilt artists.
We finished off with lovely afternoon tea in the Danson House Cafe.
Quilts have many reasons for being made and thought these words captured what I felt when