Sewing for Justice: Sewing a quilted wall hanging the height of Grenfell Tower

The Grenfell Memorial Quilt Community Fabric art project was initiated by Artist & ‘artivist’ Tuesday Greenidge, whose daughter escaped from the tower fire in June 2017.

Since commencing locally at North Kensington Library in West London, Greenidge has been assisted by an army of sewists from across the world, the aim being to grow the quilt, containing messages of grief, protest and support, to the dimensions of the Grenfell Tower (220ft) x 12ft by the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, in 2027.

The quilt, made entirely from donated fabrics, was set up to help people heal but has become a much more profound symbol, Greenidge said: “The quilt represents how it feels when the power of people creating art come together to express social injustice. Some people have never protested for all sorts of reasons. “

Craftivism & Artivism are vessels that are all inclusive and reach, teach and unite all faiths, creeds and different people from all walks of life. Greenidge said: “ The Grenfell memorial Quilt is like most art; it is polymorphous, forever developing, changing with new and differing crafting and fabric art skill sets.

“This quilt is for justice for Grenfell, we won’t stop sewing until we get justice.

“The quilt wall hanging is also a way of salvaging & documenting all the messages of love, condolences, defiance and prayers that were placed  around the walls and the fences of our community growing into organic vigil sites.

“The quilt symbolises our quest to get justice for those that survived and those  bereaved and were impacted by the tragedy.

“It represents that the community will and will never forget the 72 lives lost.”

To donate fabric to the quilt see here