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Memo's Community Quilt Sews Community Back Together


The Memo Arts Centre's Community Quilt is taking shape, as residents of Barry continue to submit their creative pieces for the giant patchwork piece.

The project, led by local artist Jodi Ann Nicholson, aims to bring the community together in one huge piece of artwork, inviting residents of the town to create a square patch of quilted artwork which celebrates the Barry area.

In a statement on their website explaining the project, the Memo said:

"Our community quilt project is open to all, we would love for you to create a square patch and tell us about what inspired your quilted artwork. Once you have been registered onto the project we will send you a full technical guidance pack. Please don’t start your creation until you receive this or watch Jodi’s video.

"Each unique square will be sewn together to make a giant community quilt, that will be displayed at the Memo for when we can re-open for all to see it. Before then we will create a VIRTUAL quilt on our website and social media pages.

"This is an intergenerational project for people of all ages and backgrounds; for beginners and experts, so whether it’s just you, your family or friends, spread the news and register today."

The project is beginning to take shape, with the arts centre sharing a sneak peak of the piece on Facebook in a post yesterday. In this post, the Memo said they'd been "blown away" by the response to the project and called for the public to continue submitting pieces for the artwork.


"Keep the submissions coming in! We’ve been blown away by the amazing creations sent in so far and touched by the stories behind them. Don’t forget to sent in your squares by Friday as local artist Jodi Ann Nicholson will be pulling all of your wonderful patches together next week.

"We will be sharing the squares and the stories behind them but wanted to give you a sneak peak of some of the creations sent in already."

The final quilt will be revealed on St David's Day online and will be physically displayed at the Memo for when they can re-open to the public.

You can find out more about the Community Quilt project and Jodi Ann Nicholson, the artist behind the quilt, on their website, here.

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