The Loving Earth Project is a community textile project that aims to help people engage with the environmental crisis without being overwhelmed. Love can inspire and empower us to take action, and hundreds of people have made textile art panels in a variety of styles and materials (mainly scraps or re-used) to illustrate things, places or people that they love and actions they are taking to help.
The Loving Earth Project website introduces the project , including a gallery of over 450 panels, a list of events and a variety of resources to enable individuals or groups to get involved and make panels .
The project was started in 2019 for an exhibition of art by Quakers at Swarthmoor Hall. During 2020/2021, Quaker Arts Network worked in partnership with Woodbrooke to develop the project, and since 2021 groups of panels have been exhibited in a wide variety of places around the UK and abroad. Anyone can join the project, and exhibitions may continue through 2024-25. Please address enquiries about holding exhibitions directly to the Steering Group
QAN has published some lovely small books based around the project, including a poetry book, and these illustrate some of its diverse and beautiful panels . You can see them here, and can buy them from the Quaker Bookshop.