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The music accompanying this video is selected from the composition “Distance”, written and performed by Sophia Exiner

Extract from  Joan Smith artist statement

I have always loved working with fabrics, especially quilt making and embroidery. It began when I was a young child and Mum taught me to use her Singer treadle sewing machine. It was very good exercise for my legs as well as being a special treat. That experience is reflected in my choice of crazy patchwork and applique to show one of the ways I have turned my polio past into something creative.