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    'Remembering Quilt Panel 3', by Relatives for Justice, Belfast. (Photo: Colin Peck)
    'Remembering Quilt Panel 3', by Relatives for Justice, Belfast. (Photo: Colin Peck)

     

    Title of Textile:Remembering Quilt Panel 3
    Maker: Relatives for Justice
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2002c
    Size (cm): 2.05m x 2.05m
    Materials: A variety of natural and synthetic fabrics
    Type of Textile: Quilt
    Description:

    The Relatives for Justice Remembering Quilt is a project for people who have been bereaved as a result of the conflict in Ireland. The quilt is made up of squares which have been dedicated to individuals who have died as a result of the conflict. These squares are designed and made by family members who wish to remember their loved ones in a creative and positive way. The squares are then brought together to form a large quilt which serves as a poignant remembrance of the great loss our community has had to bear.

    Everybody who has lost a loved one during the conflict is welcome to participate. It is a positive opportunity for families and loved ones to participate in a country-wide project either from their own homes, or in groups, remembering their loss in an equal and all-embracing way. The project moves both families and communities away from the focus of the circumstances of a violent incident in which a life was lost towards restoration of a positive memory of the individual and understanding of the part they played in their family. This quilt aims to promote the values of equality, understanding and empathy in a time of transition. This particular panel was chosen because one square was created by a woman from Derry in remembrance of her mother. The square includes a painted picture of her mother and her rosary ring, a tribute to her parent's love for each other and her family's loss.

    Owner: Relatives for Justice
    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



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