15th February 2024

This portrait is not quite finished yet but coming along. I’m using a very low resolution photo with the top of the head missing, so there has to be a certain amount of interpretation, but I’m hoping people who know about George will recognise him.


8th February 2024

George came to Birmingham from St Kitts in the West Indies in 1958. He was a tailor and opened a shop in Hurst Street in 1974 where he had a successful business in the Back to Backs (owned by The National Trust) and you can see his workshop today including pattern pieces and sewing machines. (He made breeches for the Queen’s Horse Guards for example). He sadly died in 2015. My quilt will reflect his life as much as I can, and will have Georges own words on the background.