The War Widows’ Quilt (2021)

The War Widows’ Quilt is a beautiful, moving, and challenging piece of collaborative art that expresses the realities of war widowhood in Britain, past and present. Made from second-hand armed forces shirts by more over ninety war widows and their families, its squares tell stories of love, loss, grief, and survival that connect women across generations, from the Second World War to the Falklands, Iraq, and peacetime. Our exhibition book allows you to explore the quilt and each of its squares and stories, as well as the creative, historical, and academic work that inspired it. To download your digital copy of the book, please click on the cover below. 


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