‘CLOSE TO HOME’ an exhibition of contemporary textile art by members of CQ London celebrating the 20thanniversary of Contemporary Quilt.
WillesdenGallery, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF.
24th May – 7th June 2022Daily 10.30am to 8.00 pm Mon – Fri (weekend hours vary) Admission free
Meet the Makers: Sunday 29 May 1.00 – 5.00 pm refreshments available
This is the second exhibition that Contemporary Quilt London have held and the title Close to Home has been chosen to reflect the on the fact that the last two years have been an unprecedented time for all of us. As the pandemic eases and life has slowly started to resume its usual pace members have been reflecting on their own experiences. The pieces produced for this exhibition are their individual responses and reflections on this time when we were all required to stay at home.
A second body of work on display is Crossing the Line. This challenge asked members to use three specific colours and a prescribed size to produce a piece with a distinct diagonal line through it. Members have used surface techniques such as printing and dyeing and textile techniques including piecing, applique and surface stitching and quilting either by hand or machine.
As the exhibition demonstrate each artist has their own individual style but all members share a common passion for textiles.
June 22nd – definitely Zoom @10.15 July 22nd – inperson 11 – 4pm August 24th (if we want to have a meeting) – Zoom September 23rd – probably Zoom October 19th – probably in person November 18th – tbc December 14th – tbc
Japan House either 10th or 22nd June.
Meeting in each other’s houses
Please see members area for details under Programme and dates 2021.
Sit and Sew on Zoom
Monday afternoons every other week at 2.30, next meeting 7th Jun Contact Lucy if you want to join this fortnightly meeting.
Meetings will continue on Zoom until further notice. Once some sort of normality returns we will resume meeting in person and at that point plan a programme of activities for these meetings. In the meantime we will continue to meet monthly, alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Christine Chester workshops will be additional to the monthly meeting dates on dates to be confirmed.
Notes from meeting Tuesday 18 February 2020 – Pauline
Lucy led a morning and afternoon session on Rust, starting the day with an introduction and samples from a workshop with Alice Fox. We worked in small groups first wetting the fabric we had brought, soaking in white vinegar, then wrapping around rusted objects, and finally tying the bundles with cotton/linen thread, or string. We left these to rust in litter trays.
After lunch, a quick run through diary dates and plans for future workshops, and a show and tell, Lucy introduced using rust powder. Having sprinkled, spritzed, sprinkled and spritzed the powder onto fabric and paper we got rather excited as we watched the emerging colours and changing effects. Now we wait to see how each of us incorporates bits of the fabric into our journal quilts???
Huge thanks to Lucy for thorough preparation for the day, lugging the equipment, books, samples to give us a wonderfully playful and satisfying workshop. And warm appreciation to Jill for a lemon drizzle cake of which Mary Berry would have approved.
Click on the image below to reveal a small gallery of photographs capturing the activity.