A unique and beautifully handcrafted luxury Quilt created by the Stinchcombe Quilters
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This beautiful quilt has been created by a wonderful group of quilters known as the Stinchcombe Quilters, who have been meeting weekly during term time for twenty one years and in that time have made several quilts and projects for charity. There are 26 members whose abilities range from beginner to experienced. The quilt measures 183 x 216 cm.
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Members of Stinchcombe Quilters were asked to produce a 12 inch finished square or block to use in a charity quilt.
A fabric was chosen as the feature fabric from the local sewing shop. The fabric was part of a set which meant that everyone could buy a complimentary fabric if they did not have the right one in their stash (a term which denotes a small – or large – amount of fabric hidden away in their sewing room).
Members were asked to choose their favourite design for the squares as long as it incorporated the feature fabric – one plain square was not allowed! Blocks were made during meetings and at home.
When all the squares arrived in September they were arranged in a pleasing design using 30 of the squares made. Some members had made more than one square and even used up every last piece of the feature fabric.
History of quilting
Squares, or blocks, have been made for many years in many countries to use up small pieces of fabric left over from other sewing projects or to re-use fabric that has become worn in places. Fabric was far too precious and expensive to throw away and often old quilts can be dated from the fabrics and methods used.
A plain quilt that was needed to give warmth was often patched many times and in no particular design. It was soon realised that fabrics could be cut and sewn together to make a new pattern and the modern quilt was born.
Blocks were given fanciful names and newspapers often printed instructions for different block designs. It was not long before new designs were being invented as well as new ways of making them. Some of the block names are weird and wonderful - mostly from the American Civil War days but lots from UK and Germany too.
We have provided a chart for you to see which blocks were used and their names – some had two or more names for the same block.
The legal bits - Full terms and conditions
Start date : October 12 2020
Closing date: December 17th 2020
Draw date: Dec 18th 2020
Name of Responsible Person: Julia Jenkins Head of Fundraising Cobalt, Linton House, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham Glos. GL53 7AS Cobalt Health Registered Charity no. 1090790
License: Cheltenham Borough Council no. 20/01162/LOTR
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