People with disabilities living in Wandsworth, some of which are in close vicinity to the Magdalen Estate, have come together to make a commemorative quilt, to celebrate the lively, culturally diverse and colourful nature of our capital city.
The project, developed by Share Community, a charity that provides self-help, training, personal development and educational opportunities to disabled people and those facing health-related barriers to employment, took place last year, and involved a number of deaf and disabled participants living around the Wandsworth borough. Led by quilting artist Louise Mabbs, the participants cut, sewed and put together the piece of art work; all their hard graft has paid off, as the quilt has been taken on by the Wandsworth Museum, who are now displaying it for the public to come and admire.
Share’s Chief-Executive Annie McDowall commented on how thrilled the project co-ordinators were that the finished item is now on show for everyone to enjoy, so that it can be more widely recognised how talented and dedicated those involved really are.
Perhaps you’re involved in community projects taking place in and around Wandsworth and the Magdalen Estate, or maybe a little further afield. Whatever your story and whatever the outcome of the project, we’d love to hear from you and share your experience with our other blog readers.Google+