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    'Friendship Quilt', by Women from Cross Community Groups, Derry / Londonderry. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'Friendship Quilt', by Women from Cross Community Groups, Derry / Londonderry. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:Friendship Quilt
    Maker: Women from cross community groups
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2000c
    Size (cm): 1.75m x 1.70m
    Materials: A variety of natural and synthetic fabrics
    Type of Textile: Embroidered quilt
    Description:

    This quilt presents a visual history of Waterside. It was planned and co-ordinated by Eileen Hepburn, and stitched by women from cross community groupings. These women included Peggy Smith, Eileen Colhoun, and Eileen Wilson and Sister Helen from the Good Shepherds. It was sponsored by the Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust and launched by Felicity McCartney.

    To date the quilt has been hanging in St. Columb's Park House. It was discovered there by Tina McLaughlin, who thought it represented well the kind of figurative quilting that was being done in Northern Ireland.

    The Friendship Quilt is compiled of 9 panels depicting places, communities, institutions, church, defence points, sporting groups, youth groups, happenings, and events. These include, but are not limited to, the Siege of Derry, the Prehen Community, the Good Shepherd Convent community, and Ulster Worker's Council Strike.

    Owner: St. Columb's Park House, Derry
    Location: Derry, 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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