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Come and meet Westbury Quilters

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 9:49 am.

HAVE you been to the American Museum at Claverton Down and admired the wonderful heritage quilts there?

Well did you know that there is a thriving community of patchwork quilters here in Westbury?  Meeting once a month in the Westbury Leigh Community Centre, the ‘Westbury Quilters’ enjoy the challenge of keeping alive this beautiful craft with all its many aspects, as well as embracing new ideas and welcoming the help of modern sewing machines and equipment in creating their own art.  Westbury Quilters’ first exhibition took place during last year’s Festival and was a great success.

Come and meet members of this local group in Westbury Library on Saturday 28th October from 9.30am – 1pm, where they will be working on projects and be available to answer any questions. A small selection of finished work will also be on display.

If you’ve ever wondered whether you would enjoy quilting, there will be an opportunity to take up needle and thread yourself – but be warned, quilting is very addictive and you may not want to stop!

Take time to go upstairs and visit Susan Stone, who will be engaged in her next ‘Sew-a-thon!’ Since 2014, Susan has made over 50 quilts, which she has donated to the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit in Bristol, the Children’s Hospital and Project Linus. Some larger pieces will also be on display.

Ellen Sentinella