Kindness quilt

Kindness Quilt

We have been working with other Nottingham partners to create a collaborative art-work that tells the story of what local children think about kindness.

Child drawing

Making the quilt

The ‘Wrap yourself in Kindness’ quilt was developed by children in local schools with the guidance of textile artist Rebekah Johnston.  The project formed part of Nottingham City Council’s RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) Day 2023 celebrations around the theme of ‘Let’s Launch into Kindness’.

Rebekah led a workshop with teachers to guide them on how to create the quilt squares with their children. The teachers then worked with children in their school to explore what kindness means and create paper quilt squares to represent their ideas.  One or two ideas from each school were chosen to form part of the City fabric quilt.

School children listening to an asult reading a story

Kindness sessions for schools

The kindness quilt is currently at Nottingham Central Library where we are running kindness sessions for Key Stage Two pupils. These involve stories and activities around the theme and also the chance to look at the quilt.

For more information or to book a class session, please email


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