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    'Visions of the Communnity', by Bluebell Arts Project, facilitated by Tina McLaughlin. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'Visions of the Communnity', by Bluebell Arts Project, facilitated by Tina McLaughlin. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:Visions of the Community
    Maker: Bluebell Arts Project facilitated by Tina McLaughlin
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2008
    Size (cm): 160cm x 200cm
    Materials: Plain Cotton Brights with Celtic Knots quilted into the main body with cotton batting used as wadding
    Type of Textile: Quilt
    Description:

    Visions of the Community Quilt was an initiative of the Derry/Londonderry based Bluebell Arts Project, facilitated by Tina Mc Laughlin, in the summer of 2008.

    The process of designing and making the quilt was a vehicle for local women to discuss and define the history, vision and aspirations of their community. Vibrant colours were chosen, influenced by Tina who was inspired by seeing arpilleras exhibited in Pilots Row.

    The eye in each corner represents "community vision" and the people represent friends and family as the most important component of a good community. The figures are of different genders, race and generations. Many of the patches represent the identity of the local community and hopes for the future.

    A central quote on the quilt states: "A quilt should keep you safe and warm, so should a good community. We are all patches on that quilt."

    Owner: Bluebell Arts Project
    Location: Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Martin Melaugh



    Textile exhibited at: Visions of The Community Quilt, 5/05/2009 - 10/07/2009
    Threads of Life: Quilts and arpilleras that speak out, 16/10/2009 - 1/11/2009



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