The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. BA4 6QN, 7th - 9th April 2022
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American Civil War Quilt

American Civil War Quilt



When Civil war broke out in America in 1861 both Union and Confederate women supported the war effort by making quilts to provide their soldiers with warm bedding and also to raffle to raise money. The quilts were commonly made of scraps and old clothing with old feed sacks used for the backing. A variety of blocks were used which were often simple as the quilts were made in a hurry. They often incorporated patriotic symbols or words of encouragement. After the war ended more detailed commemorative quilts were produced.


This quilt was a group project sewn by members of Walton Textile Group and made from a kit that was donated. It is being raffled to raise money for the Hospice movement.


Brief Summary about Walton Textile Group

Walton Textile Group meets twice a month and we cover a wide range of activities including more experimental work as well as traditional patchwork, quilting and general sewing sessions.  We encourage members to lead sessions sharing their expertise and occasionally have formal Saturday workshops when we pay a tutor to come and teach a new techniaue. We are currently working on a challenge encouraging member to produce a piece of work based on a  book title.  We expect to see a wide variety of techniques when we show this at a meeting on 27th April.

We always welcome visitors and new members. 


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