The last couple of weeks have seen all the 336 “postcards” made up of Rochdale signatures come together in one big cloth.
I finished piecing the top cloth, washed and ironed it, all ready for the workshops back at Touchstones, quite a tight turn around.
However, Saturday was a really enjoyable calm session with three stalwart helpers. Mary, a retired mid wife originally from Ireland and sisters Winifred and Betty, all of whom had added to their signatures to the quilt. Mary probably delivered some of the people who’s names are on the quilt.
Now the backing is on and a layer of wadding between we spent the day tacking all the layers together, ready for quilting.
On Tuesday Mary kindly returned and we had a few other helpers. Children going in a workshop admired the work as they passed by and a number of people popped in to check on progress. A lovely family stayed and chatted for ages as Lindsay sewed.
In the afternoon the knitty gritty group arrived for the monthly knit-in so likewise they scanned the cloth for familiar names and it was nice to see them pointing to people they knew. Some wonderful creative knitting in the group too, an amazing knitted four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie, wish I had photographed it.