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autobiography Bangladesh collaborative, commission consumerism crafts domestic embroidery Emily Davison engagement exhibition handmade identity India kantha, quilt recycle Rochdale signature sustainable text Touchstones

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US Exhibition

Sept sees my exhibition at the IQSC in Lincoln, Nebraska. It showcases recent collaborative signature quilts juxtaposed with a selection from the Nebraska collection. It stems from research fellowship there in 2010 investigating signature quilts in the collection of International Quilt Study Center in Nebraska. Investigating and documenting these early cloths will not only  inform the […]

Published: 5th April 2014
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News

“On my Mother’s knee” exhibition at LLantarnam Grange in Cwmbran, St David’s Rd, Pembrokeshire featuring two of my cloths is due to tour shortly.

Published: 4th April 2014
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Please sign here

This is the latest collaborative signature project on display at Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale until March 2014.
The blog address is http://pleasesignhere.wordpress.com

Published: 9th March 2014
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Emily complete

See my Remembering Emily post for background information. This cloth was part of the Wilding Festival on the 15th June at St George’s in Bloomsbury where Emily’s memorial service had been held. It was carried in the procession by her descendent and draped in the church where her coffin had stood 100 years ago. Thanks to Sarah Evans @ artwithaheart

Published: 1st December 2013
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Spring 2013

The Remembering Emily cloth petition will be displayed at the People’s History Museum on Sat 8th June as part of an event about EWD.
One of my kantha pieces has recently been acquired by the Denver Museum of Art for their new textile gallery.

Published: 9th June 2013
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Hulme Sweet Hulme

The recipient of a Public Engagement Fellowship at MMU in 2009, I devised, co-ordinated and led Hulme Sweet Hulme, a collaborative arts project working with local groups.

Published: 10th May 2013
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Rainbow Haven

There are over 60 signatures and names sewn onto the cloth, all varied in composition and design, reflecting the mix of participants. Countries range from China, Libya, Eritrea and the Czech Republic.

Published: 28th April 2013
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Robin Hoods Bay

Last summer whilst staying in Robin Hoods Bay on the Yorkshire coast I visited for the first time the small museum. There before my eyes a beautiful signature cloth pinned to the wall.

Published: 30th March 2013
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British signature cloths

On holiday over the summer I came another embroidered signature cloth in Sturminster Newton in Dorset. It was made recently when the community hall was built.

Published: 23rd March 2013
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2012

A busy year with three major conference presentations in Delhi, Liverpool and Virginia. The last was “From Bengal to Baltimore” a quilt conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.
My article on the signature quilts research appeared in the May/June issue of Selvedge Magazine.

Published: 17th March 2013
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