Event Details

'Limavady Borough Millenium Quilt', by Women's Institutes, Women's groups & community organisations from the Limavady area. (Photo: Pamela Hayes)

'Limavady Borough Millenium Quilt', by Women's Institutes, Women's groups & community organisations from the Limavady area. (Photo: Pamela Hayes)

 

Exhibition:Limavady Borough Millennium Community Quilt
Description: This quilt was the fruits of collaboration between Limavady Borough Council, the Community Relations Unit of the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Women's Institutes, women's groups and community organisations. Comprised of 37 squares, the quilt depicts aspects and scenes of the Borough of Limavady which have deep and lasting memories for the person who created each square and no doubt for the community at large.

This exhibition was part of a continuous series of arpillera and quilt exhibitions hosted by the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry and curated by Roberta Bacic, from 2008 to 2013. Each exhibition, comprised of a piece or pieces created by community groups from different parts of the island, other countries, or individual women, was displayed for a number of weeks before being replaced with a new exhibition.
Commissioned by: Verbal Arts Centre, and curator
Date(s): 9th December 2009 - 7th March 2010
Venue: Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6PU, Northern Ireland
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Verbal Arts Centre staff
Outcome: Many happy hours of fellowship and friendship were spent on creating this quilt. Having it displayed in the Verbal Arts Centre rekindled many memories, both for individuals and the community at large.




Documents: • Exhibition notice - Dec 2009 - view
 




Textiles Displayed:Limavady Borough Millennium Quilt