D-DAY QUILT PROJECT

6th June 2024 will be the eightieth anniversary of the D-Day landings.

6th June 2024 will be the eightieth anniversary of the D-Day landings.

To commemorate this event, we are in the process of making eighty single bed sized patchwork quilts. These quilts will be distributed by Poppy Appeal Yorkshire to veterans living in RBL care homes, and to those being cared for in their own homes.

The wholesale cost of these quilts has been in the region of £4000. We have obtained some grants towards this, and we have also raised additional funds. Our Just Giving page can be found here.

We have scheduled a number of making days so that volunteers could work on the quilts in our workshop. The final one of these is due to take place on Sunday 19th May. If you would like to attend, please get in touch so that we can manage numbers.

If you aren’t local, but would still like to do some sewing, you can send us your completed quilt, or even a quilt top, which we can back and bind for you. The quilts we will be making here will be 135cm by 200cm / 52" x 78", but you are welcome to donate a quilt of any size. All quilts must be cotton, please, so that they will withstand industrial laundry and meet fire regulations. A majority of the veterans are likely to be male, so you may want to keep that in mind when selecting your fabrics. Alternatively, if you would like to donate some fabric, or make a financial donation towards materials, both would be gratefully received.

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D-DAY QUILT SHOW

We are in the process of arranging a joint event with Royal British Legion for Saturday 8th June.

The completed quilts will be put on display for members of the public from 10.00 – 13.00. In the afternoon we will be holding a private showing for invited guests. The number of completed quilts will be announced at that time.

If you would like to come along and see what we have been working on, the event will take place in the yard outside the shop.