Welcome to Midwifery Quilt
Thank you for accessing this website. I suspect you have found it as you are interested in quilts, midwifery, research or even my other work. For whatever reason I hope you find this project of interest and will engage with me about it.
As a midwife educator I undertook a study around ‘The essence of the art of a midwife: holistic, multidimensional meanings and experiences explored through creative inquiry’. The full thesis is available online here http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/16560/ if you wish to see it and the abstract is available below.
However the purpose of these web pages is to provide more information around the textile quilt that I created during the research. As a qualitative researcher I wrote a personal reflexive diary. Following discussion of the project with others on the same programme I then decided to create the quilt with each entry of the diary represented by a patchwork square.
Having taken the quilt ‘on tour’ to various events a question that was always asked has been: ‘what do each of the squares mean?’. This web site answers this question with the diary entries now presented with the squares. To find them please access the quilt tab above and then click on each of the squares.
You will note as you read that this was a very personal and spiritual journey. I would be pleased with any discussion and comments around the content and look forward to engaging with you. However Iwill reserve the rightis work. I could not have done this without him! to not publish comments if I deem them to be inappropriate.
In order to place this project online I am indebted to George Upson (soon to be BA (Hons) Media Production) who has been funded by Bournemouth University Undergraduate Research Assistantship to undertake this work. I could not have done this without him!