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Handstitched Quilt to be auctioned in aid of Rescue Our Ruins

Handstitched Quilt to be auctioned in aid of Rescue Our Ruins

Local Somerset quilter Jane Harwood is doing her bit for the Glastonbury Abbey appeal by generously donating a handstitched quilt to be auctioned in support of Rescue Our Ruins: The Final Chapter.

The appeal is in aid of the vital conservation work which has taken place at the abbey in the last few years to preserve the Abbot's Kitchen and Lady Chapel for future generations.

Jane has been lovingly making quilts for 60 years and this latest work is inspired by the country churches of Somerset. “I have found some splendid old patterns, from medieval tiles made by monks, to carved bench ends depicting the concerns of medieval times, mythical beasts, and more. Amongst them you can see the Green Man from Bishop's Lydeard, an ox team from Kingston St Mary and a vase of flowers from Broomfield.”

If you would like to bid on this unique piece of local heritage please visit the online auction at which begins on 30th June at 8am and ends on 28th July at 8am. 100% of the proceeds will go to the abbey appeal.


Added: 30th June 2016