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23 March 2020  -  31 May 2020

Rituals of the Everyday


When people across the world are being asked to isolate themselves from one another within communities, Art Refuge is thinking of creative ways to bring people together.

Art Refuge uses art and art therapy to support the mental health and well-being of people displaced due to conflict, persecution and poverty, both in the UK and internationally. Building on their work with refugees, they invite you to sit around a virtual community table and help create a patchwork tablecloth.

Whether at home alone or on lock down with family, struggling in a camp or displaced on an island, whatever your age, and wherever you come from, they invite you to take up this invitation to create a piece of the coronaquilt on the theme of RITUALS OF THE EVERYDAY.

What is a coronaquilt?

The Corona pattern is a traditional pattern, a bit like a crown, made up of triangles and squares, which are then sewn together to make a patchwork cloth. This is the inspiration, but the design and style of your individual square is up to you, and the uniqueness and variation across the world is what will make this project wonderful.

What to do

Sew, collage or draw an image of your choice on the theme of RITUALS OF THE EVERYDAY onto a piece of cloth or paper 21x21cm square (the length of the short side of an A4 sheet of paper).

You can sew, draw, collage, glue. You can use words or images. If you have none of these materials, you can make your image on your i-pad or smartphone. If you can’t get the size right it doesn’t matter. ​

Full details, including how to submit images, from: @coronaquilt