None of us will ever forget the COVID pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. Looking back, the lockdown meant something different for everyone. For me, it was a time without stress. It was a chance to catch up with many small projects without any outside interference. For a group of glass artists, it was a very creative period. It allowed them time to collaborate virtually on a very special piece of art–a glass quilt.
Recently, I visited The National Museum of Ireland–Country Life at Turlough Park near Castlebar in Co. Mayo. It is a fabulous museum not to be missed if you ever have an opportunity to visit. I enjoyed the museum immensely, but I was also very interested in visiting the library at Turlough Park House. The library was housing a temporary exhibit, “A Breath of Fresh Air – The Keep Well Glass Quilt”. It was the result of a collaboration between 50 glass artists. These artists worked together virtually during the third wave of Covid-19 and the lockdown to create this ‘glass quilt’ masterpiece. Read more about this very interesting and beautiful display.