I regularly take part in community art projects in and around the county of Devon, in England. As an Artist Practitioner I co-founded Art Raft, using creativity to bring together vulnerable people in and around the town of Moretonhampstead, where I live. I'm also involved with various projects for Significant Seams, including online tutoring with the Devon Recovery Learning Community.
In 2020 The Quarantine Quilt Project collected and stitched together people’s experiences and responses to living through a pandemic. I was one of four Artist Associates who co-tutored online textile art courses and helped to design and construct the final quilts.
Installation using architectural paper and pressed flowers, created by an Art Raft group and installed in a window in Moretonhampstead's church of St. Andrews.
The national project was run by Artichoke who invited 100 groups
across the country to work with women artists to make a banner.
© Melinda Schwakhofer 2020