Belfast Telegraph

Visual Art 11/6/10

By Liz Baird

Mission Hall Quilts,Gordon Gallery,13a Pump Street, Londonderry, Until June 26, Wed–Sat 11am–4pm and by appointment

Something slightly different from the Gordon Gallery, this is an exhibition of patchwork quilts, mostly made locally, with traditional designs like Mid-Winter Windmills to the modern Ocean Breakers at Sunset.

Some represent landscapes, some depict a scene while others tell a story. Some are intended to be quilts, others, like Waterfall are to be hung on the wall, while some are samplers which show a wide variety of different, traditional patterns.

The craft of patchwork was generally done by women sitting together, perhaps in the Mission Hall, originally using up old pieces of material, re-cycling them into something useful. It has come a long way and is now an art form.

See www.gordon-gallery.com for details.

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