That’s the question we hope will be answered by people visiting the exhibition in Cambridge.
Threads of Survival will be on show from at the Downing Place United Reform Church (opposite John Lewis). SCROLL further down for times and days.
Cathy Dunbar, Organiser and one of the quilters is really looking forward to seeing people’s reactions to the quilts. She says:
“I can’t wait to see people’s faces. The quilts are extraordinary because they tell so many stories of the time. They are both beautiful and powerful and have sparked quite strong emotions in visitors to the exhibition. I’ve no doubt some of the more political ones will stir some healthy debate in Cambridge.”
The collection caused a stir when it was hosted by the Gawthorpe Hall Textiles Collection (British Textiles Bienniale 2021). A very small minority (3) of National Trust members complained the quilts were “pure filth and propaganda and not what the National Trust was for”!
Who knew quilts could be so controversial? We’ve had hundred of comments that say the opposite. We’ll let the good people of Cambridge make up their own minds.
There are 4 items from Cambridgeshire included – The Cambridge 999 Call for the NHS Quilt, Social Distance Quilt, Gaia Hypothesis Kimono and Mixed Messages.
OPening times and dates:
Wednesday 4th May 2 – 4pm
Thursday 5th May 12 – 4pm
Friday 6th May 12 – 4pm
Monday 9th May 1 – 4pm
Tuesday 10th May 12 – 4pm
Wednesday 11th May 2 – 4pm
Thursday 12th May 12 – 4pm
Friday 13th May 12 – 4pm
Apologies, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to open the exhibition on the Saturdays as planned.