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.
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.