Learn more about the making of this amazing quilt project.
These quilts, which will be 40ft long x 7ft high in total, and double sided are being made to celebrate the 800 years since the signing of Magna Carta. There will be 4 Medieval and 4 Contemporary Quilts, and you can learn about the inspiration and some of the how-we-did- it from Paula Doyle, Alison Garner and the other ladies of the Magna Carta Quilt Association.
You can learn about the encaustic tiles each of which represents a letter of the alphabet and which will surround the quilt, and which will have a message from the 39th Clause of Magna Carta which deals with human rights.
Alsion shows us several of the blocks, which are still a work in progress but you can certainly get a wonderful feel of how they will look.
The quilts are being made for the Royal Holloway University art exhibition in the Windsor building of the Royal Holloway University,Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX which will open on 14th June for the Magna Carta 800th anniversary festivities.
And there are plans in hand for the quilt to move around the country.
Their Facebook page is under Magna Carta Quilt Association and their Twitter thingy is @MagnaCartaQuilt
If you are interested in learning about sponsorship, there is a printable form to fill in and information on their website; individuals and companies can go about sponsoring the quilts and thereby getting their names embroidered on one of the blocks: so for more information on this and their ongoing progress visit
For more information about the actual tiles, these were made by Westfield Laser Design – www.lasercutapplique.com ; this is a small family firm in Texas but they provide a fast service and the tiles come ready fused!