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'The Hills of Donegal - Remembering', by Deborah J. Stockdale. (Photo: Deborah J. Stockdale)

'The Hills of Donegal - Remembering', by Deborah J. Stockdale. (Photo: Deborah J. Stockdale)


Exhibition and associated activities:Threads of Life: Quilts and arpilleras that speak out
Description: The Guinness Liverpool Irish Festival hosted this exhibition of textiles. The pieces were created by a variety of community groups and individuals, who have used their craft to express their thoughts and feelings.
The exhibition comprised a number of traditionally-crafted quilts from Ireland and England, covering topics such as daily, family and community life. Some of these pieces were created by women directly affected during the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland; arpilleras from Latin America were also included.
Commissioned by: Liverpool Irish Festival
Date(s): 16th October 2009 - 1st November 2009
Venue: Community Base, World Museum, Liverpool
William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Greg Quiery, Liverpool Irish Festival
Outcome: This exhibition programme gave viewers and commissioners the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the breadth and depth of issues articulated via textile format, introducing them also to the arpillera world. Overall, it started a dialogue and set in process the groundwork for subsequent exhibitions and the creation of new arpilleras

Documents: • Exhibition catalogue - Oct 2009 - view
• Exhibition Programme (p4 & p14), Oct 2009 - view
• World Museum, Liverpool - Exhibition notice - view
• Pat Campbell on Warrington Peace Quilt - view

Textiles Displayed:25 Years of Peacemaking
Visions of the Community
Sew & Sew's Quilt
Events of 1989
¡Adiós Pinochet! / Good bye Pinochet!
Corte de agua / Water cut
¿Dónde están los desaparecidos? / Where are the "disappeared"?
Encuentro communal; Pedimos solución / Community meeting; We want solutions
Baile Puneño / Puno Folk Dance
Retorno de los exiliados / Return of the exiles
No al plebiscito, No podemos ni opinar / No to the plebiscite
Como hacer una arpillera / How to make an arpillera
Cruce de Caminos / Crossing Pathways
Vareando las Aceitunas / Knocking down the Olives
No going back
A Special Place in Our Hearts
Overdue, Overdrawn, Over-extended: Rural Poverty in Ireland
Our Allotments, the Pride of New Barns
The Hills of Donegal - Remembering
Warrington Peace Quilt