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'Youth Unites', by Cathedral Youth Club, Derry/Londonerry. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Youth Unites', by Cathedral Youth Club, Derry/Londonerry. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Title of Textile:Youth Unites
Maker: Girls from the Cathedral Youth Club, Derry
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Year Produced: 2008
Size (cm): 70cm x 130cm
Materials: A mixture of synthetic and natural fabrics
Type of Textile: Quilt
Description:

This quilt was made by a group of 12 girls, aged 13 to 16, with the assistance of two facilitators. It took approximately three months of work, with the group meeting twice a week.

The idea is simple but beautiful. Sixty leaves are embroidered in wool and thread, one leaf for each member of the club. The two birds in the centre of the quilt represent peace. The bright colours of the quilt and the youthful nature of it's makers represent hope for the future of Northern Ireland

Owner: Cathedral Youth club
Location: Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Martin Melaugh



Textile exhibited at: The Art of Survival: International and Irish Quilts, 8/03/2008 - 19/04/2008



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