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.
Making the quilt
The ‘Wrap yourself in Kindness’ quilt has been 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 in April 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.
The quilt tour:
The quilt was launched at Bulwell Riverside Library on 28th September with teachers and children from the schools involved.
During October the quilt will stay at Bulwell Riverside Library and schools will be invited to see the finished quilt and take part in kindness sessions.
In October half term, the quilt will be displayed in Mr Webb’s bedroom at Newstead Abbey.
When Nottingham Central Library opens the quilt will be displayed for the public to see.
Early next year the quilt will end the tour at Sherwood Library.