Stitching remembrance: the War Widows’ Quilt

Tue 15 Jun 2021, 13:00 - 14:00

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The War Widows' commemorative quilt
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The War Widows’ Quilt is a beautiful and moving piece of collaborative art that relays the realities of war widowhood in Britain, past and present. Made from second-hand armed forces shirts by over a hundred war widows and their families, its squares tell stories of love, loss and grief that connect women across generations, from the Second World War to the Falklands, Iraq, and peacetime.

In this event, we explore the power of creativity at the centre of the War Widows’ Stories project, asking how the meditative process of stitching and sewing can offer an outlet for the memories of those we have loved.

Join the conversation online too, using the hashtag #ForCuriousMinds.

Lois Blackburn, artist, arthur+martha
Dr Nadine Muller, ‎Senior Lecturer in English Literature & Cultural History, Liverpool John Moores University
Mary Moreland MBE, War Widow and former Chair of the War Widows' Association

Sue Prichard, Senior Curator: Arts, Royal Museums Greenwich

Nadine Muller is a recipient of the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award 2018.

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