Hands In! regional quilts

We’re going to be making Woodcraft Folk patchwork quilts during Hands In! from 27th January to 4th March 2012 - aiming to end up with a quilt representing the groups and districts in each region.

During Hands In! Woodcraft Folk groups across the country are making squares to put together into big regional quilts – and we really hope you’ll join in too. Each square will say something about the group who made it (in a similar style to the ‘story quilt’ above), so the finished quilts will celebrate our movement and everyone who is part of it.

The finished squares will then be posted to a group of wonderful volunteers who will sew them all together into a regional quilt.

If you'd like to join in and make some squares for the quilts with your group, please download the activity sheet at the bottom of this page. We've created a group night template with a warm-up game, and exercise to get some ideas and loads of tips for the quilt making part. Don't worry if you've never done this before or if you've got a very young group - there are lots of different ways to do it and everyone can take part, from Woodchips upwards.

There will also be the chance to create quilt squares at a number of events during Hands In! so there are many opportunities to get involved!

Finished squares should be sent with a note saying which group and district they're from, to: Hands In!, Woodcraft Folk, Units 9-10, 83 Crampton Street, London, SE17 3BQ before the end of March at the latest.

The finished quilts will be unveiled at Annual Gathering at the end of April and will end up adorning the Woodcraft Folk centres around the country.

We also need a couple more crafty volunteers to help sew quilt squares together between Hands In! and Annual Gathering at the end of April. Once quilt squares start arriving in the office, we'll start sending them out to you to piece together. If you think you could help, please get in touch with tree@woodcraft.org.uk, we’d love to hear from you!

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