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    'Embroidered Wall Hanging: Frederick Meeting House Panel 2', Quaker Meeting House, Belfast. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'Embroidered Wall Hanging: Frederick Meeting House Panel 2', Quaker Meeting House, Belfast. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:Frederick Meeting House Panel 2
    Maker: Frederick Street Quaker Meeting House, Belfast
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2000c
    Size (cm): 64cm x 81cm
    Materials: A mixture of natural and synthetic fabrics
    Type of Textile: Embroidered wall hanging
    Description:

    This panel is part of a set of three, created for the Frederick Street Quaker Meeting House in Belfast to mark the 350th Anniversary, in 2004 of Quakerism coming to Ireland. It represents worship. In the Quaker tradition, the round table occupies the centre of the Meeting room and contributes to everyone’s sense of belonging to the Meeting. This round table symbolises both the gathered Meeting and God, who is without beginning or end. The panel includes a representation of the blending of old and new with the worshippers portrayed in both old and modern dress. The façade of the old Meeting House is portrayed along with a window of the new Meeting House. This window both symbolises the new and the light of God. The panels were designed and created by Patsy Browne. With Patsy’s encouragement, everyone in the entire Meeting contributed to the stitching of the borders of the panels.

    Owner: Frederick Street Quaker Meeting House, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Location: 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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