Textile Details

'St. Eithne’s Welcoming Quilt', by St Eithne's primary school children. (Photo: Colin Peck)
'St. Eithne’s Welcoming Quilt', by St Eithne's primary school children. (Photo: Colin Peck)

 

Title of Textile:St. Eithne's Welcoming Quilt
Maker: St Eithne's primary school children, facilitation and design by Tina McLaughlin
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Year Produced: 2006
Size (cm): 1.53m x 2.45m
Materials: A mixture of felt and cottons
Type of Textile: Quilt
Description:

The "Welcoming Quilt" was commissioned for St. Eithne's primary school in March 2006 and was completed in one week. It was an interaction project between classes P1-P7. The children explored the school and took photos of their activities and of each other. They then printed and transferred their images to cotton, then cut out and quilted felt letters onto the quilt itself. The letters spell out the school motto: "Today's children, Tomorrow's future."

The quilt was designed and facilitated by Tina Mc Laughlin. The project was funded by the Playhouse in Derry/Londonderry.

Owner: St. Eithne's primary school
Location: Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Colin Peck



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



Textile Detail Image(s)