Every quilt has a story to tell - so let's spread the word

October 27 2017

A GROUP who meet in Bromley Heath are keeping the age old tradition of quilting well and truly alive.

A GROUP who meet in Bromley Heath are keeping the age old tradition of quilting well and truly alive.

Emersons Green Quilters bring together a community interested in continuing the tradition and enjoy hearing from people who have used quilting and patchwork in many different forms. 

Members meet monthly where they hear from speakers as well as hosting a show and tell section where members are able to present their most recent projects. 

Some members regularly quilt for charities and share their makes with other members including providing information on the charities themselves. 

Quilter Natalie Anderson said: "We have heard from members who have created quilts made from passed family member's clothing to remember them, some follow designs, and some freely create more modern ideas."

Originally quilting was designed as a way to reuse scraps of fabric from clothes and other fabric items in and around the house and make them into a practical items such as a covering used on the bed for warmth. 

This developed into the craft being used for more decorative and practical purposes. Natalie said: "Today you will find many people use quilting as a way to finalise forms of patchwork, and/or to make more intricate pieces of art. You will see quilting used on an array of items from bed coverings to blankets, hand bags and more." 

Emersons Green Quilters have a mix of people, from enthusiastic quilters to some who are just interested in hearing about the craft. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the club, you can pop along to meet members during one of their meetings.

They meet every second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at Christ Church Centre, Quakers Road, Bromley Heath.