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?