Tuesday, 14 December 2021


Same Sea, Different Boat was started in Mid May 2020 to give a creative voice to our lock down lives. It has come along way with nearly 600 printed/stitched squares stitched into a quilt straddling 7 panels. It has become a social documentation of our shared experiences...and of course this pandemic has not gone away, it is still effecting our day to day lives. 
It is now time to draw the project to a close and finish off panel 7. If you have a printed square waiting to be stitched, send the finished piece to me or a least get it in the post 
by Christmas Eve.
Cath and I will be putting quilt 7 together in January.
I am sorry, but I cannot print anymore collagraph squares, so if you still want to be included get a stitched piece in the post to:-
the yard:ARTspace,
Upper Bath Street,
Cheltenham. GL50 2AU
Same Sea, Different Boat started it's voyage at the Museum in the Park, Stroud this time last year in 2020 and you will be able to see it again in September 2022 in the main exhibition space of the museum.
The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire displayed 5 panels between May and August 2021.
In September it appeared as part of Cheltenham Open Studios at the newly refurbished church, St Philips and St James Church .
It will now continue it's exhibition journey in January going to Salisbury Arts Centre, January 11 to the beginning of March 2022.
The project has been featured in a number of publications, from quilt and printing magazines to the WOW Book and Cas Holmes latest publication, Stitching the Everyday.
Louise and I briefly talked about the project on Women's Hour in the first lock down.
Thank you to all of you who are part of this beautiful piece of work and for your support donating towards it.
This project is not in anyway about profit and has not been funded. All the work putting this art work together has been completely voluntary. Thanks to Louise Asher from Hope & Elivis, Liske Johnson from Little Heath Barn Studios and textile artist Cath Kingzett for all the hard work putting this massive project together.
Keep an eye on my Instagram feed sb.brown21 for the latest updates and exhibition dates as and when they are secured.
A huge thank you to everyone for making this simple idea such a moving and beautiful documentation of social history.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

So pleased it’s coming down to Salisbury! Situation permitting, it will be great to see it.