Yesterday, I had a cup of tea with Eva Abbinga, an artist who is creating a sculpture and quilts, inspired by the Rajah quilt.
She showed me some of the quilts that will form part of her installation and talked about stories that are ‘written’ into the quilts. The quilters, like those on the Rajah, had varying degrees of experience in quilt-making before agreeing to participate in this project. The fabric is hand-dyed and there are embroidery panels and both simple and complex quilting designs.
The panels were amazing individually but will be even more so when the quilt and project is complete.
The Rajah quilt is full of stories, and it’s wonderful that it continues to gather stories.
Look out Eva’s project, appearing in a number of places. You can see a little of Eva’s work here