That Quilt Show

Some more images from my delightful wife’s curated quilt show.

One set of quilts inspired by a John Cooper Clark poem..

These were the idea of a city lawyer who leant to quilt when recovering from a serious illness. He wanted to create something during the restrictions of lockdown that involved many people and reached out to the London quilt community and beyond. As you can see above Zandra Rhodes contributed her own panel.

At the start of lockdown, one local woman sent out a facebook message to her friends asking for material so she could make scrubs as these were already in short supply. From this South London Scrubbers grew making scrubs, gowns and scrub bags plus masks. Many Dulwich quilters joined in and the result: 70,000 sets of scrubs! On top of this, a supply of hotwater bottles were received to be handed out via the local foodbanks; the quilters grabbed their needles and set to to make covers; these are still being delivered. On going projects also include Linus quilts that are given to the local hospitals form prem baby cots and incubator quilts that are deigned to cover the incubators of the seriously ill babies and to go home with the parents, hopefully with their now well child. Here’s a selection of images.

Oh there was so much to see!

Perhaps most appealing to many was the chair by the entrance with the virus cushion; all guests were encouraged to sit down and squash the pesky thing. It proved v popular…

And here are a few of the pieces made by Mrs LeP (in addition to her many cot and incubator quilts, scrubs, hottie-bottie covers, contributions to group quilts… etc, because I like to give her a big-up!)

That was that for another year. Next year there will be four years worth of quilts made by members that weren’t covid inspired or lockdown prompted. Not sure if the Textiliste will curate this one; most members are grateful for her clam skills; the question is: can I cope?

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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21 Responses to That Quilt Show

  1. Such extraordinary creative uses of color and fabric!!

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  2. Darlene says:

    Your wife is very creative! Well done to the group for being so productive.

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  3. It’s so beautifully arranged and each individual piece has its own identity and beauty as well.

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    Firstly Geoff calm down, the lovely Linda has enough patience and calm for both of you. I did live it all especially the toilet roll. ๐Ÿ™„

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  5. arlingwoman says:

    There is some seriously fabulous skill, sense of color and pure art going on here. Amazing. I like those clams. It looks like soil layers. Clams all the way down! And all the color is really joyous.

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  6. L.K. Latham says:

    Amazing! Took up needlework myself during lockdown. One day, maybe I’ll be almost as good as some of these folks.

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  7. Beautiful show, Geoff.

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  8. noelleg44 says:

    What a show! I am a part-time quilter – usually combine it with embroidery (in my copious free time when I am not knitting or writing). I would definitely have purchased something at that show! Probably a crib quilt for my soon-to-be granddaughter.

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  9. willowdot21 says:

    She has indeed. I sent the post to my sister who said this. “Wonderful work!
    !what a talented woman! Quite Beautiful!
    I have made Linus quilts and bigger ones for ill children and teenagers in hospices. But sadly fingers aren’t so good now ๐Ÿ˜• Thank you for sending it to me โค๏ธ”

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  10. Widdershins says:

    Of course you’ll cope. You are made of stern stuff, good Sir. ๐Ÿ˜€ … had a chuckle at the toilet roll quilt. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. What a great show. So much talent.

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