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International Quilts

The exhibition of international quilts took place at the Tower Museum, Derry, from 8 March 2008 until 19 April 2008. A total of 24 quilts / wall hangings were on display. This page provides brief details of the quilts that appeared in the exhibition. 'Click' on the photographs to see a larger version. For a full description of each of the international quilts see the International Quilt Catalogue, 2008, [PDF; 890KB]. (Photographs below by Martin Melaugh unless otherwise stated.)

The combined exhibition of Irish and international quilts and Chilean arpilleras was the result of a collaboration between Derry City Council Heritage and Museum Services and The Junction with guest curator Roberta Bacic.

Concept and production of the international exhibition
by Gaby Franger and Ragnhild von Studnitz
An Exhibition of Women in One World
http://www.frauenindereinenwelt.de/

 

TOWER MUSEUM
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
1 Palestinian Embroidery, The Society of In’ash El Usra, El-Bireh, Palestine (size 0.77m x 0.91m) 2 Arpillera, Kuyanakuy, Displaced women of Peru: Yesterday and today (size 1.70m x 2.82m)
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
3 Quilt, Gamfacauca, Indigenous women of Cauca, Colombia, Women’s strategies against poverty in our province (size 0.86m x 0.70m) 4 Knitting, Chitzanzara, Zimbabwe, A man with three wives (0.90m x 0.73m)
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
5 Uiguri Quilt, by Haliman, from Kazakhistan (size 0.90m x 1.12m) 6 Quilt, Runyange Group, Weya, Zimbabwe, The love potion (size 0.90m x 1.60m)
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
7 Quilt, Kushinga Group, Weya , Zimbabwe, The Tribulation of Mrs. Rumbidzai (size 0.89m x 1.62m) 8 Quilt, Quilting Bee, Herzogenaurach, Germany, What does the world need to survive? (size 1.11m x 1.41m)
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
9 Quilt, A collective work from asylum seekers in Germany, A Picture of Home – A picture of Germany (size 1.32m x 2.01m) 10 Mola, Kuna Yala, Panama, Saving traditions of our people (size 1.07x 0.92m)
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
11 Quilt, Women refugees, Ariadna project, Rijeka, Croatia, The house we had to leave (size 1.20m x 0.99m) 12 Quilt/Arpillera, Mujeres Creativas group, Lima, Peru, Survival Strategies (size 1.48m x 1.21m)
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
13 Embroidery, Llully Cooperative, Puno, Peru, Our life in July (size 1.18m x 1.28m) 14 Quilt, Ms. Kalyani Pramod, Madras, India, Survival in daily life (size 1.13m x 0.93m)
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
15 Quilt, Mariela Ochoa a refugee from Peru in Bolivia, Of Life and survival (size 1.33m x 1.04m) 16 Embroidery, Moytamadea Project, Egypt, Living on the garbage hills of Cairo (size 1.50m x 1.55m)
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
17 Quilt, Culture Bridge, for migrant women, Fürth, Germany, Our fate, made by Turkish brides (size 1.42m x 1.46m) 18 Quilt, Women of Colour Quilters’ Network, USA, Circle of Sacred Sisters (size 2.00m x 1.62m)
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
19 Quilt, Mrs. Saroj a working class woman and fabric artist, Gujarat, India, Civil War (size 1.83m x 0.73m) 20 Quilt, Mrs. Saroj a working class woman and fabric artist, Gujarat, India, Living Together (size 1.88m x 0.74m)
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
21 Quilt, A Tivaevae quilt from Rarotonga Cook Islands, Remembering our ancestors (size 2.20m x 2.40m) 22 Embroidered Godon, cooperative of Embroidery Studies, Kabalye in N’Djaména, Chad (size 1.43m x 2.60m)
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
photograph of international quilt / wall hanging
23 Quilt, Charlotte Callahan, originally from Germany. Ohio, USA, As a War Bride to USA (0.40m x 0.82m) 24 Quilt, done for the Women‘s World Conference in Beijing, made by women participating in the project The Art of Survival, of `Women in One World‘ in May 1995 in Nürnberg (size 2.80m x 3.30m)

See also:
Photographs of details from the above international quilts taken by Colin Peck.
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