Celebrity Signature Quilt auction

8 March 2010

Fine Cell Work, an organisation in Britain training men and women in prison to do professional needlework, is auctioning a Celebrity Signature Quilt embroidered with the signatures of 72 contemporary artists and designers.

Luminaries who have given their signature include Tracey Emin, Margaret Atwood, Louise Bourgeois, Dame Judi Dench, Betty Jackson, Helen Mirren, Alice Kettle, Zandra Rhodes, Terence Conran, Bruce Oldfield, Celia Birtwell and Matthew Williamson.

The quilt is made in a traditional turkey red and white star design. The back of the quilt lists the names of the 17 quilters and stitchers who worked on the design.

You can bid online now for this piece of work. The bidding ends at 4pm on 25 March and will continue at a live auction at 7.45pm on 25 March at a Private View of British Quilts at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


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