The quilt exhibition on Friday was really amazing - well worth a visit if you're in London. It was an interesting collection from very old to a few modern ones. We got the audio tour which was interesting in itself as they used ipod touches and had pictures as well as the audio - first time I've seen them used for something like that.
I thought photos were allowed but got told otherwise after I had taken a couple of shots (Only allowed in the main museum). I was quite taken with these baby gifts from hundreds of years ago - not so different from today.
One of the most interesting and spectacular quilts was the Rajah Quilt , on loan from the National Gallery of Australia, which was made by convicts on the way from England to van Diemens Land while on board the HMS Rajah in 1841. Some wealthy ladies had donated the materials to the convicts. Some more background in Sue Prichard's blog.
I can't remember the name of the one below but the quilting and intricate embroidery were stunning.
The Friday Late event was washed out and moved from the courtyard into the cafe where there were tables of people sitting around paper piecing hexagons, making for an industrious and sociable atmosphere. Pauline and I set the world to rights but didn't get any quilting done.
I couldn't resist temptation in the giftshop and bought a few metres of the limited edition Liberty fabric for some summer clothes for Miss S.