Centenary Quilt display
Created by over 100 participants from across Gateshead & the North East
Until 20 March 2018 (historic exhibition)
A quilt created by over 100 participants from across Gateshead and the North East is on display at the Shipley Art Gallery.
The Shipley Art Gallery was built and opened during the First World War on 29 November 1917. To celebrate the Shipley’s Centenary, a quilting project took place throughout 2017 led by textile artist Louise Underwood. Over 100 participants from across Gateshead and the North East (including people who had never sewn in their life!) participated in the project to create individual squares for a new quilt.
The North East has a long-held tradition of quilting, which is reflected in a selection of North Country quilts which form part of the craft collection at the Shipley Art Gallery.
The Shipley has facilitated a local quilting group since 1986, and members meet regularly to share skills, socialize and create.
Visitors can see the final quilt on display in the Designs for Life Gallery at the Shipley.