We are all volunteers. Originally a small team of from 999 Call for the NHS – campaigners passionate about making sure healthcare is available to all- regardless of ability to pay. In 2022 this means reinstating the NHS as a government funded, managed and delivered public health service. Not the fragmented private company market model that has been foisted upon us since 2012.
In 2019, after 6 years of marching, legal cases, MP Briefings – we were already thinking about new ways to raise the level of awareness about the corporate attack on the NHS.
Then the pandemic struck… Covid19 presented us with a huge obstacle. It also gave us an extra push to find more creative ways of engaging with the public.
We were inspired by two things. First the emotional AIDS Quilt from the 1980’s which is still ongoing. Second the bold, brave Arpilleras (ah-pil-yeras) created during Pinochet’s dictatorship in 1970’s Chile. (See our Inspiration Page for more details)
Taking heart from the way in which textiles have been used to document important social, political and historical events we instinctively felt that Threads Of Survival was an exciting and very fitting approach to responding to the time we were all going through.
We have made many new friends through this project and we are proud to display quilts and textile pieces from all over the country. We are determined to share the quilts with as many people as possible and hope that more groups and individuals will want to join us in creating works of art that tell the story of this troubled time.
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“ThREADS OF SURVIVAL was wonderful. Such thought, humour, inventiveness and skill…