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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Manx quilting alive and well
Pictured holding the quilt are quiltmakers, from left, Joan Hughes, Pam Fleetney and Val Whaley. PICTURE: JOHN MADDRELL
I know this is a local story but I also know how keen many NAMA members are on quilting and as it's such a lovely looking example I thought I'd share it with you.
Pam Collister of Douglas, has won a patchwork raffled at the Northern Trefoil Guild’s coffee morning at the Mitre Hotel, Ramsey. The quilt was started by Phyllis Attwell, but she was unable to finish it when her husband developed Parkinson’s disease and her own eyesight deteriorated.
It was completed by Trefoil Guild members Joan Hughes, Pam Fleetney and Val Whaley, who met to work on it once a week. They completed it in time for this year’s Royal Manx Agricultural Show.
Money raised from the raffle will be donated to the Parkinson’s Disease Society and the Trefoil Guild.