Japanese Inspiration came to Salisbury this week







A group of seven quilters from Salisbury, “The Black Adders” have donated a stunning quilt as a fundraiser for Salisbury Hospice.  This was at Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury this week, proudly on display and available for the 2,500+ members of the public which daily attend the centre, to donate to and to admire.

The Black Adders meet fortnightly and have worked on this quilt for over a year to design it, select the materials, and to stitch, piece and put it together.  Most of the material was bought from Midsummer Quilters.

Many of the squares that make up the quilt are original designs by the group, others made use of patterns from a book by Susan Briscoe.  The hand-stitched areas employed a technique called Sashiko.

The quilt was exhibited in August 2017 at the International Quilt Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham and received excellent comments from the judges e.g. “..good use of Japanese colours and fabrics”; “…interesting techniques that work well in the design”; “Well done”.

The quilt will be raffled, with the winning ticket to be drawn at the Wessex Country Fair on the 5th August 2018 at Wilton House.  If you would like to donate / purchase a raffle ticket, please contact Dot :



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