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
Themes: collaborative, embroidery engagement handmade identity quilt signature text
This is the latest collaborative signature project on display at Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale until March 2014.
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Published: 9th March 2014
Themes: collaborative, commission embroidery engagement exhibition identity quilt Rochdale signature text Touchstones
This recent signature cloth marks the centenary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby in June 1913 and pays homage to the banner on display in the Museum of London, made up of the sewn signatures of suffragettes imprisoned in Holloway in 1911. It is part of the www.100deeds.co.uk.
Published: 6th December 2013
Themes: collaborative, embroidery Emily Davison engagement signature text
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
Themes: collaborative, embroidery engagement exhibition identity signature text
The finished work will be displayed in the cafe of Touchstones Gallery from the 15th June for 2 weeks.
Working on the Hepworth project, over the last six months, a collaboration with poet Shamshad Khan and a group of women in the Falinge area of Rochdale is so interesting. As ever the catalyst is a creative collaboration, but the outcomes in terms of discussions and sharing are so varied and wonderful. Our cloth and poems are shown in the cafe of Touchstones Gallery from 15th June.
Published: 15th June 2013
Themes: collaborative, embroidery engagement handmade text
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
Themes: collaborative, commission embroidery engagement exhibition identity quilt signature text
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.
Published: 8th May 2013
Themes: collaborative, commission embroidery engagement quilt text
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
Published: 30th April 2013
Themes: collaborative, commission embroidery engagement quilt signature text
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
Themes: collaborative, embroidery engagement identity text
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
Themes: embroidery identity signature text
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