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Justice for LB Quilt

Justice for LB Quilt

A spectacular quilt made from over 200 patches, crowdsourced from supporters

1 April 2015 — 22 April 2015

4-22 April 2015, Justice for LB Quilt @ People's History Museum

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

‘Connor Sparrowhawk was a fit and healthy young man, who loved buses, London, Eddie Stobart and speaking his mind.  Connor also happened to have autism and epilepsy.  On 19 March 2013 he was admitted to a hospital run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford for ‘assessment and treatment’.  He drowned in the bath 107 days later, on 4 July 2013.  An entirely preventable death.’

Connor’s mother had been blogging about life with LB (‘Laughing Boy’ as Connor was known online) for a couple of years and in February 2014 an online campaign emerged to try and get #JusticeforLB.  A year on from his time in the unit the #107days campaign saw each of the 107 days adopted by a people or a group of people to raise awareness of what had happened to Connor and to raise funds for his family’s legal fees at the inquest into his death.

As part of the #107days campaign a group of stitchers, led by Janet Read, crowdsourced patches for a Justice Quilt.  Over 200 patches were submitted by supporters from across the globe, a mixture of stitching, crochet and children’s art.

‘The Justice Quilt is a spectacular celebration of Connor, his life and his legacy.  A real people’s artwork, stitched with love, it is a beautiful, arresting testament to the crowdsourced magic of the #107days campaign and to the lasting impact of one special dude.’