Launch of The Golden Thread Quilt is coming

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VOLUNTEERS from a city arts group are gearing up for a special workshop coming to the city this week.

The Milton Keynes Islamic Arts, Heritage and Culture will be presenting “Filling the Generation Gap” a Mothers and Daughters Workshop that helped to make The Golden Thread Quilt.

Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Debbie Brock, will officially unveil the work at University College Milton Keynes between 6pm and 7.30pm on Friday, May 13.

The project came about to bring diverse Muslim mothers together from a range of backgrounds including Afghani, Somalian, Bangladeshi, Egyptian, Yemen and Asian. More than 90 mothers and daughters took part in the five- week project.

They were invited to work together and build on common values they all share with wider MK communities.

The project was launched in partnership with Milton Keynes College and the finished artwork will be displayed at UCMK and the city library from August this year.

During the course of the project the families shared their experiences of what war can do to families and how women are marginalised in their own countries with limited opportunities to express themselves.