Patchwork, quilting and keeping it all going

Wednesday 5 November, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event detailsPatchwork, quilting and keeping it all going
Organiser name Dr Ann Rippin
School Department of Management; University of Bristol
Date 05/11/2014
Time 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue Redland Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6JE

Ann Rippin, University of Bristol

Hariet Shortt, University of the West of England

Jenny Miller

Type of event Workshop and discussion
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In this workshop we will consider the importance of patchwork and quilting for both stitchers and academics.  In the morning, hear from researchers who use stitching in their academic work, including a long-term Laura Ashley project looking at the influence of the brand on quilting women’s identities.  In the afternoon, take part in a sewing bee to make little quilts for premature babies at Southmead Hospital, as well as some informal story sharing about what the craft means to us.  Explore how the women who do patchwork and quilting make a significant but invisible contribution to society as care givers, charity workers, role models – in short as ‘social glue’.

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