Gargantuan quilt on display in Irish city of Derry

Derry quilt

This enormous knitted and crocheted quilt is on display in Derry, Northern Ireland as part of the City of Culture event. The quilt measures approximately 50ft by 20ft and has been put together by people in the local community as well as crafters around the globe in regions as remote as the US and Australia.

The individuals who created the pieces of the quilt have weaved in their own personal memories. For example, some pieces commemorate the death of loved ones and a piece by the Mothers’ Union commemorates their centenary.

The quilt will be on display throughout the August Craft Month.

We would like to thank Aurelia for this tip!

[Source: Derry Journal]

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