Event Details

'Friendship through Quilting', by Mission Hall Quilters, Derry/Londonderry. (Photo: Colin Peck)

'Friendship through Quilting', by Mission Hall Quilters, Derry/Londonderry. (Photo: Colin Peck)


Exhibition:Friendship through Quilting
Description: This quilt was designed and created by a group of women from Derry / Londonderry who met through Mission Hall Quilts while taking part in classes offered by The Calico Project. Learning about the Art of Survival Exhibition motivated them to create a quilt focusing on how friendships have developed through the love and art of quilting.

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): 1st September 2008 - 14th October 2008
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: This exhibition illustrated the versatility of quilting and enabled this group of women to work on their individual blocks, whilst creating a collective piece.

Documents: • Exhibition notice - Sept 2008 - view

Textiles Displayed:Friendship through Quilting