Woven Together is a community quilt project for Woven in Kirklees 2021
Anyone who lives or works in Kirklees can get involved : the concept behind the project is simple.
You and 3 friends/family/colleagues will work together to create a quilt block - you'll each make your own square block, which when joined to the others will create a larger and complete image. So, individually you might each create a series of diagonal lines yet once tessellated and joined up with your partners pieces a diamond or square is created : working with other people we are able to create beautiful images!
The finished quilt[s] will be on public display at various locations throughout June & the WOVEN in Kirkless textile festival.
This project has always been about collaboration. Historically, quilts have always been masterpieces of community collaboration: often created by a whole village as a wedding gift for a young couple or as a celebration to welcome home lonely travellers. The images portrayed within the tactile tiles are symbolic too; the traditional 'log cabin' construction which a yellow centre signifies that theres a light on in the window to guide you home or a red centre suggests that a warm welcome awaits and there's a fire on in the hearth.
You don't need any fancy equipment, but if you can access a sewing machine that would be great.
You don't need any quilting experience. I will show you a series of patchwork techniques, split into 3 levels, so there's something to suit everyone.
You don't need any fabric. I have created a collection of fabric kits, you are welcome to supplement these with some of your own stash if you wish. Each pack have enough fabric for a group of four to create, 2, maybe 3 quilt blocks each. You will need some regular sewing thread, scissors and a ruler.
You will need to work together to decide how you are going to plan your blocks - you will have access to a series of video tutorials that will help you through the design discussions and the technical sewing...each of you will sew the same thing, so you can help and support each other.
So if you have twitchy fingers and a little group of like minded buddies, fill in the form below and let me know where you are in Kirklees [we need to arrange to get fabric to you and collect the quilt blocks!]
If you would like to be connected with others in your area to create a new gang of 4 also let me know & the Woven team will aim to join up some quilting buddies!!
There are a limited number of fabric packs, so participation is on a first come first served basis. Finished block pieces will need to be completed by late May 2021.
Once you have submitted the form above, you will be contacted and offered further information and access to the free tutorials to help you complete the project and build your involvement in the WOVEN Together quilt. [Please be patient it may take a couple of days to respond].
I'm very excited to be working with you and offering you some of my textile know how - together we will make a wonderful piece of community Art and celebrate the power of working TOGETHER :-)