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Social Fabric

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A friend bought this piece of cloth in a boot sale.  It had clearly been well used.  In the text I speculate how it might have ended up there when it could so easily have been thrown away. Somebody recognised it had a value: domestic and utilitarian fabrics like this connect us to a shared past. This was one of the quilts bought by the International Quilt Study Centre & Museum in America for their collection.

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machine quilted, quilts

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Social Fabric
Photographer: Michael Wicks
Disciplines: Free-motion machine stitched text, machine quilted. Materials: Length of found mattress cloth, date unknown. Size: Approx 118 cm square.
Social Fabric (detail)
Photographer: Michael Wicks
Disciplines: Free-motion machine stitched text, machine quilted. Materials: Length of found mattress cloth, date unknown. Size: Approx 118 cm square.
Social Fabric, before stitching text
Photographer: Sara Impey

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