Every Stitch a Memory

One hundred years ago World War 1 began. One of the many ways it is being commemorated is a beautiful quilt created by South West Quilters. On January 30th it was presented to the Royal British Legion at Westpoint, Exeter, where the quilters have had a stand.

The quilt¬†will be part of an exhibition ‘We Will Remember’, touring Devon this year.¬†Every Stitch a Memory is what the quilt has been named and it will be raffled to raise money for the British Legion. Should you be lucky enough to see the quilt this year, please buy a raffle ticket, the British Legion do wonderful work.

My first photo shows a section, DSC_1001

it was made in sections by 50 different quilters. The second, I’m showing so that you can see the whole of it – as high as I am tall, but I couldn’t avoid the glare from a spotlight especially with my phone camera. DSC_1002

So this beautiful object will still be around to mark the 200th anniversary of the war to end all wars.

With thanks to the very skillful ladies of the South West Quilters group.