arthur+martha, an experimental arts organisation based in the north west of England, is coordinating two quilt projects through the pandemic – AND ACCEPTING PATCHES THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER: ‘Here Comes the Sun (a global project),’ and ‘Necklace of Stars’ (which is open to people 65+ across Derbyshire) . They are also exploring new, safe and innovative ways to work creatively together. ‘Here Come the Sun’ includes collaborations with people who have lived experience of homelessness, as well as volunteer stitchers.
The last we heard ‘Here Comes the Sun’ had received 109 squares. Some of these have come from face-to-face workshops with vulnerable people in day Centres in Manchester. This project is also accepting short poetic text, some of which will be stitched into the quilt. The current plan is for this Quilt to be stitched together in November. Full instructions and guidance are available here: https://arthur-martha.com/portfolio/here-comes-the-sun/ .
THE DEADLINE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ‘HERE COMES THE SUN’ IS 30 OCTOBER.