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Norwich civic church to display quilts of kindness 

Two “Corona Quilts of Kindness” are to be displayed at St Peter Mancroft church in Norwich as part of the Norfolk Makers Festival. 

The festival is taking place from Wednesday March 9 to Sunday March 20 between 10.30am and 2.30pm each day. It involves crafting activities, exhibitions, workshops and talks. More information available at: norfolkmakersfestival.co.uk/ 
 
The quilts were created during the time of the pandemic and exhibited at Christ Church, Eaton last November. They were the fruits of a lockdown/pandemic project involving over 40 quilt square makers, all people associated with the parishes of Eaton Christ Church and Eaton St Andrew. 
  
The inspiration came from people of previous generations who had been confined or suffered great hardship but responded positively, using whatever they had available, with wonderful results – people like the women interned in Singapore in 1942 who made the famous Changi Quilt to relieve boredom and low spirits and boost morale.
 
The Quilts will be accompanied by free leaflets and some of the display panels explaining their history and context. A craft pack will also be available with fabric and thread, inviting those who wish to take part to make their own square and send it to the Quilt Team. 
 
If a church is interested in borrowing the quilts to display them, please contact Vivien Humber Tel: 01603 507855.
 
You can read a previous story about the Quilts of Kindness here. 
 
Pictured above is the textile quilt, during the exhibition at Christ Church last November. With the mayor of Norwich are (from left to right) Victoria Hook, Vivien Humber, Michelle Woodall and Alison Green. Photo courtesy of Mayor of Norwich.
 

 
 

Eldred Willey, 08/03/2022

Eldred Willey
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