New Project Klaxon: #PatchworkDevon for Connectedness

Patchwork takes different fabrics and connects them, creating something beautiful and useful.

#PatchworkDevon is a new project about carrying our priorities forward – together. Significant Seams is now opening bookable workshops to make patchwork bags together, representative of the literal landscapes of Devon as well as our figurative aspirations for our shared future.

Now Open for Booking:

North Devon:

Eastern Devon:

A number of the workshops will be at locations where you can also see the Quarantine Quilts in person. The Quarantine Quilts will be on exhibition:

13 January – 9 February at Barnstaple Library

10 February – 3 March 2023 at The Beehive, Honiton

In a moment where our sense of our world seemed to be falling to pieces, with the Quarantine Quilt Project we picked up the fragments, and we could see our priorities. In tandem we individually recorded what we cared about. Individuals then entrusted these thoughts back to Significant Seams artists. With threads, empathy, and artistry, we then connected these insights into the artwork that is ‘The Quarantine Quilts.’

We now have sponsorship in place enabling a wide variety of people to attend these latest project workshops for free, generally by referral from service organisations. or direct invitation. We also have funding to help qualifying individuals to access transport support to attend.

We are keen to invite:

  • representatives from existing stitch, craft, and art groups (Get your group making these!)
  • social prescribers and health and social care workers (your wellbeing matters too!)
  • patch-makers from the Quarantine Quilt Project, Ecology of Craft Programme, and the Craft of Caring project
  • DRLC students, and
  • anyone who is feeling a bit isolated or lonesome and blue, and thinks a bit of social making sounds nice.

Additionally, paid bookings will enable additional workshops and we welcome further sponsors or workshop commissioners, as well as pay-it-forward donations!

Please help spread the word about this project, and encourage people to follow us on eventbrite or facebook, and maybe join our mailing list. Bookings open in those lazy/crazy days between Christmas and New Years, so we can be part of your personal planning for the New Year, or at least the coming months.