The image featured shows a detail from a new cloth celebrating FC Utd of Manchester.
In November I attended “From Bengal to Baltimore” a quilt conference in Williamsburg, Virginia and presented a paper on my current research. A great event with some interesting papers on a range of current issues in quilt making, I especially liked Marin Hanson’s paper on the 100 good wishes quilts exploring contemporary quilt making related to intra-country adoption.
In October as part of the British Quilt Study Group’s annual conference I spoke about my recent signature collaborations.
New work was part of the 62 @ 50 exhibition this summer in the Holden Gallery in Manchester. My piece one in a series about “FC Utd” celebrates grass roots football and acknowledges this local community. The cloth is made up of hundreds of digitalised sewn signatures taken from a team sheet.
The refugee world cup took place in Manchester this summer and I went along to document it with a view to a new collaboration.
I also presented a paper and workshop in July on my signature research at the Arts in Society international conference which this year took place in at John Moores University in Liverpool.
My article on the signature quilts research is in the May/June issue of Selvedge Magazine. In April I presented a paper at the Association of Social Anthropologists conference at JNU in Delhi on my Blackpool wedding quilt. A wonderful inspiring trip and amazing conference with so many great presentations.