Here Comes the Sun, designs

Would you like to volunteer to create an embroidered square for our quilt Here Comes the Sun?

These beautiful sun paintings and drawings are made by people who aren’t able to do their own embroidery at the moment. This might be due to issues such as health, caring duties, homelessness, struggles with addiction…

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  1. Anon, sun re-imagined, echoing alien DNA- life going through the Cosmos. From the Booth Centre, Manchester.
  2. Anon, hot sun. Please use blue fabric instead of the white background. From Back on Track, Manchester.
  3. Anon, Sun re-imagined. From The Booth Centre, Manchester
  4. Anon, Burning sun. From Back on Track, Manchester
  5. Karen Bowen, Project Worker at The Booth Centre,Manchester flower sun
  6. Anon, misty sun. From the Booth Centre, Manchester

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Numbers 7- 22 Here Comes the Sun drawings and paintings are made by women and children from the Liaise Women’s Centre, in Woking. The Women’s Centre provides a safe and supportive environment for women to network, learn new skills or get advice and information on a range of issues.


  1. Choose one of the paintings or drawings from the selection on this page.
  2. Let me know the number of the artwork you have chosen. (So I can try and prevent duplicates)
  3. Cut a 6inch (15.5cm) blue square, this will be your background.
  4. Embroider your representation of the sun design. You can use any stitch you like, running stitch, back stitch, French knots, chain, you can use appliqué, add sequins, have fun.
  5. If you need extra fabric or a SAE to return the work, please let me know. When you have completed your square, (or maybe you have made two?) please post it to:

Here Comes the Sun


PO Box 163

High Peak

SK17 1BY

Great Britain

5. Don’t forget to include your own name and email contact details if you’d like us to let you know when it arrives safely. Please let us know if you would like to remain anonymous when we share your work.

6. Once your embroidery has arrived, Lois will share a photograph of your embroidery with the person who made the painting, then in November Lois will stitch it into the quilt.


We advice you to send your embroideries by the 27th October, to allow them to get to me by the 30th October.

What Next?

We have 100 squares already, and expecting lots more. Lois will stitch all the squares together in early November. The artwork will be photographed and shared on our websites. We are putting together a touring exhibition, more on that soon.


Lois Blackburn

23. Sun design from Sue Dean, Booth Centre, Manchester

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