So here's a post for Kristina - because I thought of her as soon as I saw this Patchwork of the Century in the festival museum.
The Women of the Century exhibition was held in Twickenham in June, 1951.
This patchwork was made by 80 women, without any needlework experience, in only two months.
And I bet in 1951, Kristina would have been one of them. (Not me. Or it still wouldn't be finished.)
There's a square for the NHS and free dentures in 1948. (My granny used to say it was the best thing she ever did, getting rid of her teeth.)
There was blackout Britain in 1939 and a clever design of a swastika, an umbrella and a briefcase for the Munich Agreement of 1938.
There was a couple dancing the Charleston for 1925 and a precursor of the modern baby's pram for 1902. The square for 1926 showed an armoured car convoying a food lorry during the General Strike, which seemed very apt given yesterday's strikes.
In Austerity Britain, no new materials were bought for the patchwork. Instead, they used old tablecloths, airforce uniforms and blackout fabric left over from the war.