On of my kantha pieces has recently been acquired by the Denver Museum of Art for their new textile gallery.
Respect and Protect the World Aids Day Quilt is a handmade collaborative quilt made up of hundreds of red ribbons and cross stitches. It is now on permanent display at the Terrence Higgins Trust HQ in Grays Inn Rd in London.
A collaborative project with groups in Blackpool, made as a wedding gift for Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. As much as celebration of Blackpool and its people as the royal event, the quilt brought many disparate people together in the making
Stitching Up Oxford Rd was a commission to create a collaborative artwork with and about Manchester Oxford Rd and involved working with groups and organisations based on this busy throughfare. The quilt was made from plastic bags collected on Oxford and “transformed” in workshops up and down Oxford Rd.
The plans for the collaborative project in Rochdale are progressing well. It is nice to work as part of a team for a change, not only sharing ideas, but expertise and skills too.
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.
This is a signature project with Sreepur Village in Bangladesh and trustee Ruby Porter. The finished cloth is backed with a simple modern kantha also from Bangladesh and joined with lace old and new.
“Who do you think you are? is made up from “pretend” signatures of facebook Setteringtons. Varying handwriting styles and identities are still evident and like facebook itself, what we see on the surface is not always what is really going on underneath.
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