It's no secret that I love quilts. There is something so comforting about them. They are endearing, historical and made with love.
Artist Yvonne Mullock has put together an exhibition entitled Quilty Quilts which can be seen at the Western General Hospital Gallery in Edinburgh until 30 September.
Yvonne has recently been working alongside a quilting community on the remote island of Fogo. Featured in the exhibition are quilts made on the island, some of them dating back 70 years.
Yvonne is currently artist-in-residence at the Western General Hospital working with Artlink developing craft-based projects with staff and patients, including quilitng.
Last week I popped along to the Gallery where Artlink was holding one of its Crafty Lunch hours (every Wednesday between 12 - 1) where you can join in with artists, get crafty, have fun, socialise and hopefully learn a new skill. Amazing!
One of the projects she is working on just now is a collaborative quilt made from recycled hospital uniforms. Whilst I was there people who had signed up for the Crafty Mission were dropping off their quilt "flowers" that they had hand stitched together from a hexagon template. I cannot wait to see the finished result!
To find out more about Yvonne and her Quilty Quilts why not have a look at her Quilty Quilts blog. In the meantime, here is a snippet into the exhibition and the Crafty Mission....
Yvonne admiring someone's handy work
Here's one I made earlier....a crafty missioner showing off her piece
A previous collaborative quilt
Quilts from the exhibition........