In these strange times, art can be a really rewarding way to pass the time and express yourself. The Corona quilt is a great way to do this.
The Corona quilt is made of up of triangles and squares which are then put together to make a patchwork cloth. Each triangle and square is made by a different person who has complete creative license over the design and style of their individual square. ‘Corona’ has a meaning of a circle of light that can be seen around the moon; a crown; the corona pattern is also a design used to make a quilted cloth.
This is an opportunity for people to get together in the creative sense by creating a square to be part of the virtual patchwork tablecloth. The theme of the Corona quilt is the Rituals of the Everyday. To create a square, you can either make it digitally on your i-pad or smartphone or you can physically make it by sewing, drawing or making a collage of the image on a piece of cloth or paper 21x21cm square (the length of the short side of an A4 sheet of paper). It doesn’t matter if you can’t get the right size.
Send a photo of your finished square, alongside your name and a short description to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can remain anonymous if you wish. They will share your square on social media @coronaquilt and the website and will stitch the squares together to create a virtual quilt which you will be able to see grow online.
More information is available here: https://www.artrefuge.org.uk/corona-quilt
You can see the virtual quilt thus far here