Critical Writing Award 2013


Susan Burnett

Belfast School of Art

Missing Patches


Subtitled The rejection of quilting by the American Women’s suffrage movement, the paper demonstrates that textiles were a strong political force within the suffrage movement in America. The judges felt this was an exceptional paper for an undergraduate and that Susan put forward a good argument which was clear, well structured and underpinned by excellent primary and secondary source material. The essay was well illustrated with good referencing and bibliography. There was also thoughtful analysis of how new research in this field could benefit the Textile Society on the global stage.