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Patchwork Quilt

STALYBRIDGE Patchwork and Quilters group are celebrating after winning first place in the group section at the Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate.

The theme was Stalybridge and gave members a chance to focus on their favourite parts of the town. Everyone was asked to make a 14ins square block and was given the same wadding and black binding so that everything would coordinate.

Seventeen members contributed, stitching scenes of Mottram Road allotments, the archery club, the Jack Judge statue, John Summers iron works and the war memorial, among others.

Stalybridge Patchwork and Quilters group was formed in 1993 as a place for like-minded people to meet and chat, share projects and ideas and learn new techniques. Every January the group sets itself a different theme for the Great Northern Show which takes place in September.

Until this year the Stalybridge group had managed a judge’s merit and a third place.

The quilt can now be seen on display at the Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, above Stalybridge Library on Trinity Street. The gallery is open on the first and third Saturday of each month, including this Saturday, November 21.

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