Quilt Tales: A Dramatic Ending

Quilt Tales One Celebrate The Project’s End @

Wind in the Willows Play on Turnham Green.

Thelma inspects the finished quilt.
Thelma inspects the finished quilt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate the end of our quilting adventure we spent our last session watching a pop up production of Wind In The Willows on Turnham Green. Fittingly the production was produced and acted by players from The Paul Robeson Theatre, which has been our venue for our Quilt Tales workshops.

Thankfully the weather was kind to us and after a bit of a minibus mix up, we all settled to watch the show, have afternoon tea and of course admire our finished quilt and reminisce about all that had happened over the last 12 weeks.

Quilt Tales Members watch the performance.
Quilt Tales Members watch the performance.
Mole & Ratty 'messing about' in a boat.
Mole & Ratty ‘messing about’ in a boat.
One side of the Finished Quilt
One side of the Finished Quilt

The finished quilt was much admired by fellow play goers and it was good to see the reaction of people from outside the group to all our endeavours… even if some of them stood on it!Honestly!

Kara with the 'Tales' side of the quilt. some space has been left to add in feedback from participants.
Kara with the ‘Tales’ side of the quilt. Some space has been left to add in feedback from participants.
Recalling everything we have achieved.
Recalling everything we have achieved.
The Quilt Tales makers proudly show off their work.
The Quilt Tales makers proudly show off their work.

Heartfelt thanks go to all who have been involved in this unique project but especially to Graham, Leo, Eddie, Thelma & Hazel, the core and centre of the project, for your commitment and willingness to get involved and challenge yourselves and us. You are inspirational! Several members from the Quilt Tales One group have volunteered to come along to the second phase of the project Quilt Tales Two, to act as mentors and share their experiences of the project. Quilt Tales Two, starting at the end of September,  will be the second part of this Sense Community Arts Project, funded by Hounslow Borough Council and lead by artist Alex McEwan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex McEwan

Author: Alex McEwan

Alex is an artist who specialises in inclusive and accessible community arts projects, such as Sense's TEXTtile and Quilt Tales.

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