The Recovery Quilt

The Recovery Quilt, which we’ve been working on for more than a year finally went on display this week, in the Soldiers Story Gallery, Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

The Recovery Quilt has been created by more than 50 participants who stitched their own personal response to ‘recovery’. The Recovery Quilt began as a response to official war photographer Mark Neville’s Battle Against Stigma project to raise awareness about Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD.

Taking inspiration from the ‘Crimea Quilts’ made by 19th C convalescent soldiers, the quilt is made up of hand-stitched, dyed and printed textile piece using vintage linens and threads. The 'Recovery Quilt' references a history of conflict and recovery, illustrating the personal journeys and stories of the many participants. Each piece is a testament to individual's own perspective on recovery. As a whole, the quilt reflects our extraordinary capacity for recovery, and the contribution creative practice can make.

Created in Partnership with QUAD, Derby

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