Quilt 21

H 178cm x W 148cm
Cotton and Bamboo


This quilt is a sister to Quilt 21. The starting point for the two quilts was a pair of identical black, woven cotton tunics belonging to Annabelle’s mother, Elizabeth Henderson, from Maureen Doherty’s shop, Egg in the mid 1990s.

The abstract shapes and patterns that make up the fronts of both quilts are formed by the deconstructed tunics. The panels, pockets, sleeves, collars and cuffs are reconstructed into new configurations.

The reverse of this quilt outlines the skylights that bring natural light down onto the alter of St Bride’s Church designed by Scottish architects Gillespie Kidd and Coia in 1963. We spent the early months of 2020 visiting what remains of their iconic but sadly disappearing architecture.