Walkers are Welcome Quilt/Banner
Chepstow Walkers are hosting the National Get Together in October 2014. We thought it would be good to have a lasting memory of all the groups represented from throughout the country. Something was needed that was attractive, iconic and which could be easily added to. So a quilt/banner made of individual squares from each town/village could achieve this.
Each square would reflect the individuality of that group and could depict a scene, person, building, coat of arms, myth, products or anything associated with that locality. The needlecraft could be appliqué, embroidery, quilting or any process thought appropriate. There would need to be a few rules for ease of assembly of the quilt/banner. However these are few so as not to stifle creativity.
Rules for Square
Each side of the square should measure 33 cms. This will give a space of 30cms for creativity and 1.5 cms each side for assembly. The basic square should be 100% cotton. Any other materials, colours or devices may be applied.
You may wish to use this opportunity to interact with other local groups by asking them if they would design the square for you. This could be the WI, Townswomens Guild or perhaps hold a competition at your local school which may generate some publicity for your group.
The finished square should be sent to Helen Kenneally, Fox and Hounds, Itton, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6BX for assembly by 1st September 2014 at the latest.
To have a beautiful lasting representation of all of our towns/villages who strive to put their locality on the map through a love of walking would be wonderful. This quilt/banner could then be displayed annually at Get Togethers and added to as Walkers are Welcome grows.
Any questions then please don’t hesitate in getting in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 012091 641856
With best wishes for creativity and dexterity
Chepstow Walkers are Welcome