I am a member of SAQA - an international group with a very strong base in the USA. Recently we have become larger in Europe (thanks largely to the UK rep - Chrisse Seager) and Chrisse persuaded the main board that there should be a SAQA exhibition specifically for european members. Hence a new challenge "Made In Europe".
I blogged about my entry for Made In Europe I a while ago "Three Come Along At Once". This quilt is now somewhere in the US and won't be back home for a while yet.
A second challenge was issued - "Made in Europe II" and these quilts are to be shown at the Festival of Quilts in August.
If you read about my inspiration for MIE I, you will know that I was walking through London and thinking about the challenge. My quilt for MIE II came from the same walk, although I had to make a separate trip to London to take photos as the idea took a while to settle in my brain.
It is entitled "Protesters outside the Royal Courts of Justice".
It could have been any sort of protest, but Brexit was everywhere in the news when I was planning it, so it seemed like a good idea. I have put as many banners for as against and the Union Jack and the European flag colours in the binding are of similar size - I don't want to be accused of bias! I know my own views, but will keep them to myself. My interest was in the people and their reactions.
The RCJ has significance for me as, before retiring, I needed to travel there most weeks to attend court for my job. Often, I would emerge at the end of whatever hearing I had been attending to find a crowd protesting, or lots of photographers outside if there had been a controversial hearing going on, or maybe a celebrity had been in court. I got used to dashing across the zebra crossing to get out of the way and make my way to the tube.
It could only be in London.
I also wanted to tie it in a bit with Made In Europe I so, of course, included the London buses.
It is not a scene that you could actually see as I have shifted some buildings on the right in order to gain a longer view, but it should be recognised by anyone who knows the area.