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We are a diverse group with a variety of experience and quilting related interests and it is hoped that this will come through in the postings. This blog will feature different guild members commenting on their favourite quilty subjects and we hope that you will enjoy the variety of opinions expressed.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Ok, so it's not a Quilt Show but found something with fabric etc. at the National Maritime Museum

 The entrance to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich
 These are some very colourful ship fronts.

 Miss Britain III fast craft on water driven by Hubert Scott-Paine
 Ship's Lights
 Silk & Cotton Flag made in China about 1857. This is a Chinese Imperial Navy Flag of a winged Tiger.
 These are from the part of the exhibit on "Supplying cloth to the World" above Scarf screen-printed, Headdress & Turban Pin dyed silk with beads & pearls and Elephant Necklace made with marbled silk & beads
 Above:- different textiles from England and the Far East
Below:- A Dress made with woven jute & cotton silk.

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