The Threads of Our Lives! Beeston Community Quilt Exhibition
Canalside Heritage Centre Tearoom, 28th August - 30th September, Free admission

We are delighted to be hosting a fantastic exhibition by Bee Creative Workshops. The exhibition is a result of a quilt project was first inspired by the work of fellow stitcher, Helen of Polly Dextrous, and fuelled by stitch meditation groups the group came across on social media. The individual squares were created by both novice and experienced sewers and the finished quilt is testament to how supportive and cooperative the group were. Each square tells a personal story of the things and people we value in our everyday lives and pulls together our collective differences and our common threads. The exhibition is a small tribute to Clare Hunter, who wrote 'Threads of Life,' a book that made a great impression.

Please adhere to social distancing guidelines when viewing the exhibition.

About Bee Creative Workshops

Bee Creative Community Workshops were founded in 2016 and has been through many changes since it’s humble beginnings in coffee shops and pubs, remaining completely self-funded. Ever grateful for the community support they have received from local independent businesses such as Two Little Magpies, Rudyards Tea House and The Doughmother, where they currently have a small art exhibition, the group is now based at Middle Street in Beeston.

They run weekly craft therapy sessions on Monday evenings and have continued to meet throughout the pandemic. Some of their projects have extended into community projects that have showcased both our work and our ethos. The main aim of the group is to provide an opportunity for crafty people to get together over a cuppa and indulge in some mindful creativity. We cater for all abilities and will have a go at a range of art and craft projects, empowering participants to have the confidence to try things at home.