Quilt Tales One: Guest Artist and Volunteers Focus.

Louise & Thelma ( and not the other way around!) share ideas for Thelma's 'La Mer' quilt panel.
Louise & Thelma ( and not the other way around!) share ideas for Thelma’s ‘La Mer’ quilt panel.

We have been extraordinarily fortunate to have such an amazing team of volunteers on Quilt Tales One. Everyone participants in our Quilt Tales workshops on an equal level, ensuring no one is left out of our little creative community. Polly, Louise, Durkshan and Hayley have made all the difference to the success of the project and their creativity, patience, kindness and expertise have been key to creating such a good group dynamic. A huge ‘thank you’ ladies for your time and enthusiasm for the project, you have made all the difference.

Pencil and paint brush print
Pencil and paint brush print

In addition to offering invaluable support to the team Louise has doubled as our Guest Artist, creating atmospheric pen and ink drawings of the group at work. These drawings have been the subject of much discussion amongst group members about drawing as a means of capturing memories. Many of the original drawings have been given out to the participants and have been received as cherished mementos of their time on the Quilt Tales Project. Working from photos taken during our workshops, Louise has captured shared moments, small freeze-frames that celebrate our tale sharing across the 12 week project. It is the first time that we have invited a guest artist to document our workshops and it has been a resounding success. Having an artist, who is also part of the group,  share their work with the group proved an inspirational catalyst for others less confident in their drawing abilities and lended welcome gravitas to the project as a whole. Louise was also able to pass on her drawing and printing making knowledge to the group, which was enjoyed by all.

You can see more of Louise’s work at https://lms-illustration.com

Sharing ideas at The Paul Robeson Theatre
Sharing ideas over a cuppa at The Paul Robeson Theatre
Polly tries to guess whats in the Smelling Jar.
Polly tries to guess whats in the Smelling Jars.
'The Tale Master' : also known as Leo.
‘The Tale Master’ : also known as Leo.
ma & Polly share a memory
Thelma & Polly share a memory at Wind In The Willows,
Leo & Louise paint a memory.
Leo & Louise paint a memory.

 

The Quilt Tales group create a collaborative memory.

The Quilt Tales group create a collaborative memory.

 

Sharing a precious memory.
Sharing a precious memory.

 

Quilt Tales group at Wind in the Willows outdoor play.
Quilt Tales group at Wind in the Willows outdoor play.
The ever creative Mr Nolan
The ever creative Mr Nolan
Getting busy in a workshop.
Getting busy in a workshop.
Durkshan & Thelma work on a panel for the quilt.
Durkshan & Thelma work on a panel for the quilt.
Alex working with Leo & Graham
Alex working with Leo & Graham
Showing off the finished quilt in Turnham Green Park.
Showing off the finished quilt in Turnham Green Park.
Graham & Walter reminisce about Hounslow past.
Graham & Walter reminisce about Hounslow past.
Wind in the Willows Cast
Wind in the Willows Cast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star print
Star print

 

 

 

 

 

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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