Patchwork, quilting and keeping it all going
Wednesday, 5 November 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In this workshop we will consider the importance of patchwork and quilting for both stitchers and academics. In the morning, hear from researchers who use stitching in their academic work, including a long-term Laura Ashley project looking at the influence of the brand on quilting women’s identities. In the afternoon, take part in a sewing bee to make little quilts for premature babies at Southmead Hospital, as well as some informal story sharing about what the craft means to us. Explore how the women who do patchwork and quilting make a significant but invisible contribution to society as care givers, charity workers, role models – in short as ‘social glue’.
When & Where
Thinking Futures - The University of Bristol's Festival of Social Sciences and Law
The Thinking Futures festival 2016 takes place on the 5 - 12 November and aims to share and celebrate research from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Social Sciences and Law.
The programme comprises a wide variety of events for the general public, schools, policy-makers and third sector organisations, held in Bristol.
Engage with our researchers and see how the social sciences inform key debates and advances in policy and practice for governments, education, charities, health services, legal systems, and public services around the globe.
There are nine events being held this year across a wide array of topics and the festival is being co-ordinated by the Centre for Public Engagement and PolicyBristol as part of the national ESRC's Festival of Social Sciences.