Quilters hope to boost charity coffers

Heirloom quilters Chairman Janet Dove,centre,with members of the group and Helen Williams, right, of the Alzheimers Society with the quilt which is being raffled at the groups show at the Spa in July.'Picture by Neil Silk  112408
Heirloom quilters Chairman Janet Dove,centre,with members of the group and Helen Williams, right, of the Alzheimers Society with the quilt which is being raffled at the groups show at the Spa in July.'Picture by Neil Silk 112408

HANDIWORK by members of Heirloom Quilters will swell the coffers of a charity next month.

The quilters, who meet at Plaxton Court, Scarborough, on the second Monday of each month, are raffling the piece in aid of the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The group is holding a show at the Spa in South Bay for three days – and the quilt will be on display then.

Visitors will also be able to chose the winners of the Heirloomers’ competition based on a nursery rhyme theme.

“There will be a calico bag by each piece and visitors will be asked to put a penny in the bag – the one with the most coins in it will be the winner,” said Janet Crossley, the group’s secretary, who has been making quilts for 20 years.

A collection of antique quilts will also be on show.

Quilters from across the region are expected at the display which runs from Friday July 8 to Sunday July 10. It is open on the Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

Mrs Crossley, with Dorothy Baird, is a representative for a branch of the Quilters Guild covering an area that includes North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Cleveland.