Image: Detail of quilt by Zoe and Friends.
When Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday 24 February 2022, the shock was felt around the world. In the immediate aftermath, most of us held our breath and hoped for a quick and peaceful resolution. When that didn’t come, communities everywhere began to galvanise, showing their support for Ukraine in whatever ways they could. Not least was the global community of quilters. The warmth, comfort, and simple domesticity of the quilt seemed to signify all that was now in jeopardy for the people of Ukraine, as our media screens filled with images of shattered buildings, people fleeing their homes with only a handful of possessions, and crowds of strangers sheltering in cold, concrete spaces...
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