We meet on the last Wednesday of the month from 2pm – 4pm   at 2 Fernham Road, Faringdon SN77JY

Beginners and long term quilters are all very welcome. We teach hand and machine  quilting.

For more information contact Valerie Burdall on 01367 240713


QUILTING GROUP NEWS

On Wednesday 24th May, members the Quilting Group presented the fruits of several months labour to the town in perpetuity. Last autumn the Group undertook the daunting task of representing the history and heritage of Faringdon through nine expertly executed panels. As well as the parish church of All Saints and its wrought iron embellished main door, the panels depict Faringdon House and Lord Berners’ 104 feet tall Folly Tower. Lord Berners himself features in one panel as a woodman sawing a branch high up in one of the trees surrounding the Tower. He was, of course, famed for dyeing Faringdon House pigeons all the colours of the rainbow and another panel shows two pink ones perched on the hand of the church clock. The Old Town Hall, raised on its sandstone columns and the war memorial beneath it feature on two further panels. The set is completed by a depiction of Dr Foster – he who went to Gloucester in a shower of rain – who features on a ceramic plaque on the facade of a Gloucester St house. The panels are on permanent display in the Old Town Hall.

A version of the paragraph above, together with a photograph of the panels and five of the team of six who produced them, has been submitted to the Third Age Trust where it should shortly feature on their ‘U3As in Action’ website page and, with luck, in print in Third Age Matters. Thanks to Anthony Burdall for answering the call  to take the photographs.

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