War Widows’ Quilt on ITV London News


On Armistice Day 2019, Will Davies visited us at the first ever exhibition of the War Widows’ Quilt at The Queen’s House, Greenwich, where it was installed from 7-11 November 2019. Will spoke to representatives of the War Widows’ Association who had contributed to the quilt, as well as to lead artist Lois Blackburn (arthur+martha), and me in my role as the project leader for War Widows’ Stories. The result was a 2 minute feature that was aired as part of ITV London News on Armistice Day in both evening editions. And I’m pleased to say that, unlike other news coverage we’ve received in the couple of years (which, sadly, was often dramatised to the point of inaccuracy), it’s a sensitive piece. Needless to say, we were all thrilled with the exposure. Take a look below to hear about what the quilt means to everyone who has contributed to the project.