Search

Quilt exhibition in Diss in aid of mental health charity Mind

17:57 04 May 2012

Quilt artist Jackie Smith exhibiting her work in Diss to raise money for mental health charity Mind.

Quilt artist Jackie Smith exhibiting her work in Diss to raise money for mental health charity Mind.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2012

A quilt artist held an exhibition in aid of mental health charity Mind this week.

Jackie Smith, who is helping the charity to raise money for a mental health “first aid course”, chose the the Biblical creation story for her week-long exhibition at Diss Methodist Church on Victoria Road.

It consisted of eight quilts – one to represent the beginning, as described at the start of John’s gospel in the New Testament, and one each for the seven days of creation depicted in the Old Testament.

Jackie, who lives in Coney Weston, has been making quilts for about 30 years and also teaches the craft. She has exhibited around the country, including at Norwich Cathedral, and is heading off to Lindesfarne in the summer.

She said: “The theme of the exhibition is the creation, but what I’ve put into the quilts might not be what everyone sees in them – it’s everyone’s own interpretation and I like to hear about what other people see.”

Jackie, who has a daughter with mental health problems and attends a Mind carers group in Diss, added: “We want to raise awareness of mental health issues. The more people talk about it, the more it’s brought out into the open and so the easier it is for people to seek help if they need it.”

The aim of the first aid course is to help people identify the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, such as depression, because they are easier to deal with if recognised early.

0 comments

Other news

Yesterday, 16:29
Picture: Colin Finch

One person has been injured after a car crashed into a telegraph pole near Tacolneston on Wednesday afternoon.

Tue, 18:03
Thatcher's Needle on Park Road in Diss

A national pub chain who lost a controversial bid to build four retail units in Diss has appealed the decision.

Mon, 22:15
Long Stratton.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Plans to build a bypass to relieve one of the region’s notorious traffic bottlenecks have taken a major step forward.

Mon, 18:54
A bhangra and bollywood dancing workshop and party was held at Monty’s Indian Restaurant at Saxlingham Thorpe

An Indian restaurant was brought to life with energetic dancing.

Most Read

Thursday, February 4, 2016
A team of ladies from the Diss area are taking part in the Ride The Night cycle around London to raise money for cancer charities.

A group of women from the Diss area are gearing up for a pedal-powered fundraiser that will see them cycle through the streets of London at night.

Read more
London
Yesterday, 16:29
Picture: Colin Finch

One person has been injured after a car crashed into a telegraph pole near Tacolneston on Wednesday afternoon.

Read more
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Dr Nadeera De Silva, whose body was discovered on a patch of land at Old Buckenham earlier this month.

A Cambridge professor has paid tribute to her “tremendous” student who died earlier this month.

Read more
United Kingdom
Friday, March 11, 2016
Norman Hart, chairman of Harleston’s Future, being “run over” by Carol Wiles to promote the road safety resolution

A road safety campaign in Harleston has issued its latest warning to residents and motorists by reminding them about the dangers of reversing cars.

Read more
Anthony Carroll
Monday, November 2, 2015
Staff at Costa Coffee in Diss with the award (l to r: Rebeka Blazak, Jonathon Keeling, Megan Clifford and Deborah Rolingson).

A coffee shop manager in Diss is one of four people nationwide to be honoured with an award which recognises outstanding fundraising efforts.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 10°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up