Squares for The Climate Quilt

The Climate Quilt

A CLIMARTE and Psychology for a Safe Climate collaboration.

In memory of Mary Good who initiated the project.

Making a Climate Quilt
This was a chance to use  creativity in a collective project as a way of increasing awareness about the climate emergency. We invited people to contribute to making a collective quilt.

The Climate Quilt top is complete and pieced together, this is a mock up of what it will look like with the border.

Psychology for a Safe Climate

The purpose of Psychology for a Safe Climate is to contribute psychological understanding and support within the community, helping people face the difficult climate reality. Psychology for a Safe Climate started this project and now CLIMARTE is honoured to become involved to see it to completion.

Read about Psychology for a Safe Climate

The project

How people made a square for the Climate Quilt: To begin, they selected an image which illustrated the seriousness of the plight of our life on planet earth.  Using lightweight fabric, cotton or linen (natural fabrics only please) or second hand was fine.  The finished visible size of the squares is  approximately 28cm x 28cm.  The extra size allowed us to sew them all together to create the quilt coverlet.

The next step was to embroider or stitch the image. Running stitch is the basis of all embroidery and you can make lovely pictures or text just using running stitch.  Any embroidery cotton was used and shared around.
One example on line of embroidery stitches is here https://www.mybluprint.com/article/top-10-must-know-hand-embroidery-stitches

No hoop was needed, just the square of fabric. There was no limit to the creativity that each person used…appliqué, needlepoint … the sky was the limit.
The sessions at CLIMARTE had assistants and some materials.