OUR MAJOR PROJECTS


— THE HIRAETH QUILT

‘Back in 2019 the sewing group made a quilt for the national Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay. We began by embroidering screen printed flowers. The quilt theme chosen worked around the Welsh word ‘hiraeth’, meaning a deep love and longing for homeland. We added words with a similar meaning, from the language of those who contributed. After a trip to St Fagin’s Museum, we made quilted shapes in traditional welsh quilting styles, and traditional patchwork blocks, which echoed memories of Mongolian quilts.

Previously the group had helped make fabric migratory birds, for a children’s play tent/ wall hanging, and we decided to bring the flying birds to this piece of work too.  As the group grew in confidence with their stitching, we fabric painting pictures of symbols important to their home cultures, and stitched into these. Finally the group decided a central image of a welcoming dragon, to represent the welcome they all felt on arriving in this country. 

The dragon sits surrounded by African fabrics, formed into a very welsh quilting style. Individuals of all abilities contributed to this patchwork quilt, and it has formed a jewel like, very personal piece of art work. It was displayed in the bay during the Eisteddfod,  indeed it and the group formed part of the opening ceremony. It now hangs in the Trinity Centre, on a wall adjacent to a stain glass window, which mirrors the quilts vibrancy.’

 

The dragon sits surrounded by African fabrics, formed into a very welsh quilting style. Individuals of all abilities contributed to this patchwork quilt, and it has formed a jewel like, very personal piece of art work. It was displayed in the bay during the Eisteddfod,  indeed it and the group formed part of the opening ceremony. It now hangs in the Trinity Centre, on a wall adjacent to a stain glass window, which mirrors the quilts vibrancy.’

 

SUMMER 2022 PROJECT PORTFOLIO

Bringing Dreams within Reach for Children

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The Keys to a New Future for Exploited Chlidren

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Boys Rise to Greatness in Burkina Faso

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TABLE CLOTH EMBROIDERY PROJECT

Bringing Dreams within Reach for Children

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The Keys to a New Future for Exploited Chlidren

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Boys Rise to Greatness in Burkina Faso

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Boys Rise to Greatness in Burkina Faso

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