Marvellous work by Katarina Thorsen, an art therapist who worked with rival gangs in Vancouver. They created this quilt together using painting, sketching and hand sewing, and the one rule is that nothing was censored.
She’s selling it to raise funds for Operation Sock Monkey.
Oh how I’d love to buy it.
Look at the quilt-themed window at Barbour on Regent Street…
She died when I was about 11, but she was an uber-crafter. And since I move into my new house this week with the boyfriend, my mum wondered if I wanted it. Erm, yes please! Look how sweet it is.
… that lovely people are now contacting me telling me all about their shops/websites etc. Yesterday I had an email from Izzy, who owns a quilting shop near Hampton Court Palace.
So the wonderful Julian, one of the Twisted Thread team (who organise it), sent me a little picture of something from the show that I might like: a photo of the memorial to Australian women convicts (18,000 bonnets have been collected apparently). Next year I mustn’t miss it. It’s such a brilliant event.
You should take a look at Russell Grosteffon. He makes quilts. So does Adam Chenevert. And Bob Eldred.
You want more do you? You had better head over to imagingermonkey’s wonderful Flickr photostream.
The Times is a little late with this review of the V&A’s Quilts exhibition, but it’s well worth reading anyway.
The ladies at Life and Style were coming up with some excellent headlines earlier, for this piece I wrote about them for the Guardian, here. They went for “Quilty as charged” in the end. Suitable? Who knows, but if you get a chance, do take a look. Fine Cell Work, the charity that rehabilitate prisoners through sewing, is brilliant. They’re auctioning a quilt tomorrow too, you might want to bid.