UK quilt artist inspired by Isandlwana

2009-01-06 00:00

ISANDLWANA Lodge, overlooking the battlefield of Isandlwana, was recently visited by Patricia McLaughlin, a well-known pictorial quilt artist from Britain.

McLaughlin has visited the area before, and has been involved in teaching rural women in the area the art of hand appliqué. Her interest in South Africa grew from her husband’s descriptions and pictures he brought home over a period of years of the area around Isandlwana Mountain, Rorke’s Drift, Blood River and the Buffalo River. This has inspired her to create a pictorial wall hanging entitled Brave Men’s Blood, the title taken from the inscription on the memorial to the Natal Carbineers killed at Isandlwana.

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