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    'Cultures from the heart', Multi-cultural group, Derry Women's Centre. (Photo: Colin Peck)
    'Cultures from the heart', Multi-cultural group, Derry Women's Centre. (Photo: Colin Peck)


    Title of Textile:Cultures from the Heart
    Maker: Multi-cultural group, Derry Women's Centre
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2009
    Size (cm): 2.60m x 1.55m
    Materials: Scraps of material hand and machine sewn onto a fabric backing
    Type of Textile: Arpillera

    Cultures from the heart was crafted by the multi-cultural group in the Women's Centre, Derry and was inspired by The Art of Survival exhibition of Irish and International quilts, 2008. Each woman, within this diverse group of ten women, used her panel to express her own unique idea of her identity and culture through the medium of thread and textile.

    Margaret Logue, co-ordinator of the Women's Centre participated in the process: "I depicted some memories from my life as a child in Derry... It's a great thing to work together and have something at the end. Participants are very proud of it."

    For her, learning about other women's countries of origin was very important: "All of the women picked a theme from their own country and this made it really interesting. There were at least eight to ten regions in different countries represented." Cultures from the heart is now on permanent display at the Women's Centre, where it was crafted.

    Owner: Women's Centre, Derry
    Location: Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Colin Peck

    Textile exhibited at: Women's Real Lives , 5/03/2009 - 28/03/2009
    Arpilleras that Cry Out, 22/06/2009 - 10/07/2009
    Cultures from the heart, 10/09/2009 - 12/10/2009
    Women 31 , 7/03/2014 - 15/04/2014

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