TASTER: Magna Carta Quilts at Guildford Cathedral

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TASTER: Magna Carta Quilts at Guildford Cathedral

Paula Doyle shows us the 8 quilts which combine history with textile expertise.

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These quilts, are 40ft long x 7ft high in total, double sided have been made to celebrate the 800 years since the signing of Magna Carta. There are 4 Medieval and 4 Contemporary Quilts, and in this video you will see how beautiful these quilts are and learn more about them.

You will also learn about the encaustic tiles, each of which represents a letter of the alphabet and surround the quilt, and which have a message from the 39th Clause of Magna Carta that deals with human rights.

The Legacy Quilts continue the story of human rights with 25 shields on display of the barons, who were involved and on the oak trees hang thread painted pictures of people who were and still are involved in human rights.

The quilt were made by  Paula Doyle, Alison Garner and the other ladies of the Magna Carta Quilt Association.

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 – visit www.magnacartaquilt.co.uk.

If you would like to learn more about the making of the quilts, thread painting and Alison Garner – use this quick link.


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