Sunday, 17 May 2015

Three periods of history: Magna Carta, the Tudors, WW2

What a weekend, straddling Magna Carta, the Tudors and WW2.  I feel that I have been studying for GCSE history alongside the younger members of my family.

First of all, Magna Carta.  I gave a talk to Thameside Quilters on Friday night about my journal quilts.  This was a lovely experience, and I hope that I encouraged some of that productive group to have a go at journals.  Another part of the evening was a presentation by Paula Doyle about the Magna Carta Quilt.


This is a magnificent project, being stitched by 25 quilters, 23 of whom are from Thameside.  Paula brought along two small banners to give a flavour of the colours, fabrics and stitching that will be in the finished pieces.  The back of the quilts will be a mosaic of the Thames and individual blocks of the back are available for sponsorship to cover the costs of this superb piece of work.  I have sponsored a block for our family for posterity.


The next day, an immersion in aspects of Tudor history as the Gloriana made her way through Teddington Lock as part of the Tudor Pull.  Great swathes of flags, gilt and red made for memorable images.

Saltire on Gloriana




Then, waiting to come through the lock, were the Dunkirk Little Ships


Although there are many of the ships still sailing, there were 18 involved in this flotilla.  All showed loving restoration and attention.





Inspiration for this journal challenge, perhaps.

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea you were going to be at Thames side - I'd have come along! I know two friends were there - they went to see the MC thing as they both worked on the Wraysbury one (one was the driving force behind the Wraysbury one!)


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