Launched on Saturdayat the Shire Hall, the new community project to create a seaquilt was announced by Lisa Hellier, the community artist and map maker whose inspiration brought together the Aberteifi Cardigan. ‘The seaquilt is a project to create something with given fabric, and as always the materials dictate the final effect,’ said Lisa. ‘With a generous quantity of fabrics in shades of blue and green having been donated, it became easy to imagine a quilt which would define the role of the town in relation to its greater neighbour – the sea.’ The final effect is intended to show shipping lines through generations, setting out and returning to the West Coast of Wales, and primarily Aberteifi.
For anyone who is interested in contributing time and or energy to the project there will be regular quilting/sewing sessions held on Tuesday evenings in the Castle Offices above the 25 Mile in Pendre, Cardigan. The sessions will run from 6-9pm on a drop in basis. If you prefer you can work at home, though perhaps if you do, then it would be as well to attend a first session to get started, since the rules for the wadding etc. have to be adhered to throughout for uniformity. It might also be necessary to learn chain stitch, which is the stitch to be used for the lettering, or any other of the stitches needed. Inevitably everyone will be learning from one another and there will be complete beginners alongside the more experienced but the main thing needed is enthusiasm and a desire to see this happen. For further information about the project contact Lisa Hellier on 01239 891333