I was recently given a sewing machine for my birthday and my first project was a quilt for my nephew. So, imagine my delight when I was invited to the launch of an exhibition by Ann Hill , Quilter, at the Scottish Football Museum. I am guessing many of you are wondering how an earth the words Quilting and Scottish Football could appear in the same sentence. Well it is the result of a fantastic project involving Ann, the Scottish Football Museum and Alzheimer’s Scotland working with individuals, and their families, suffering from dementia. The quilts are created, with a range of images, patterns and pictures, which help to trigger memories and start up conversations.
I also had the opportunity to chat with a number of very experienced quilters and got some fantastic pointers and tips (thanks Trisha and Barbour from Carrick Quilters!)
It really is a fantastic exhibition and one I’d recommend for quilting and football fanatics alike!