#PatchworkDevon What have you particularly come to value over the last few years?

Quarantine Quilt Patchmakers Event, September 2022, Photo by Jim Wileman

Patchwork takes different fabrics and connects them, creating something beautiful and useful. #PatchworkDevon is a new project about carrying our priorities forward – together. 

We are now offering bookable workshops to make patchwork bags together, representative of the literal landscapes of Devon as well as our figurative aspirations for our shared future post-pandemic. A number of the workshops will be at locations where you can see the Quarantine Quilts in person.

People’s Park Crediton Artwork at Sept 22 Exhibition. Photo by Jim Wileman

North Devon

Monday 23 & 30 January, Barnstaple Library 10:30-12:30 (2 session workshop) 


Saturday 21 January, Barnstaple Library 10:30 – 3:30 (Bring your Own Lunch)

The E17 Neighbourhood Quilt at the Opening of the Significant Seams Community Living Room in 2013. Photo by Mark Burton.

East Devon

Monday 27 Feb and 6 Mar, The BeehIve Honiton 10:30-12:30 (2 session workshop)


Thursday 2 Mar, The BeehIve Honiton 10:30 – 3:00 (Bring your Own Lunch & buy at the café)

Patches were contributed with stitched designs and words which reflect people’s feelings and responses to the pandemic. Photo by Jim Wileman.

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 connected these insights into the artwork that is ‘The Quarantine Quilts.’

One Northern Devon Social Prescribing Pilot 2022, Bideford Methodist Church. Photo by Jim Wileman.

We now have sponsorship in place enabling a wide variety of people to attend these latest project workshops for FREE, generally by referral from front-line service organisations.

We also have funding to help qualifying individuals to access transport support to attend.

Pinhoe People and Places Project identified the walking routes, green spaces and stories Pinhoe residents most value. Delivered with Art & Energy CIC for the PInhoe Residents Association 2022

We very much welcome any social prescribers, community connectors, or representatives  of ‘making’ groups (FREE) on dedicated sessions:

Monday 16 January, Barnstaple Library 10:30-3:30 (Bring your own Lunch)

Monday 20 February, The Beehive, Honiton 10:30 -3:30 (Bring your own Lunch or buy from the cafe)