Celebration of community quilt-making opens at Outpost

Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA)  opened its Community Quilt Exhibition together with community groups from Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets on 24 February.

The show celebrates the work of local people who came together to make hand-stitched quilts through Whittington Park Community Association, Spitalfields City Farm , ActiveArt and PBHA’s Creative Industries.

The quilts are on display at Outpost, PBHA’s community hub at 546 Holloway Road, until 5 April.

Chief Executive Clare Norton said, ‘PBHA is delighted to showcase this collaboration of individuals, talents and communities through the medium of contemporary craft.’

Creative Industries Coordinator Orla O’Flanagan said: ‘Community quilt-making is a simple but powerful way to build skills, wellbeing and social connection. Sewing together hand-stitched quilts is not only therapeutic for makers, but also a striking way to layer a narrative and tell a shared story.’

For anyone who’d like try their hand at quilt-making, Outpost is hosting free Saturday sewing workshops on Saturday 14 and 28 March.