After spending an inordinate amount of time sitting on trains and aeroplanes this week, it was a relief to finally arrive in London and to meet up with my one of my childhood friends. He happens to work as with London's largest charity for homeless people - St Mungos so he showed us around the temporary accommodation facility and wellbeing centre where he is based. And boy does he have some stories! We left my friend writing up case notes from an assault he suffered earlier in the week from a mentally unhinged client and stretched our legs walking around a different resting place - Brompton Cemetery. Sorry that I don't have photos but I did remember to photograph my completed Shelter quilt before I left Australia.
We are twelve quilt artists who embarked on an art challenge together. We're from different places throughout the world and our artistic styles vary, but we share a love of art quilting and a desire to play, experiment, learn, and grow.
For four years (2007-2011), we each made a 12x12 inch quilted art piece on a designated theme or palette. See our Theme Series and our Colorplay series.
For the 2012 Series, we changed things a bit and made rectangular pieces, 20x12 inches with roughly 10 weeks between each challenge. As before, we had a designated theme for each challenge.
We shared our process, progress, and results on this blog. It remains a key record of our rich collaboration.