Monday, 10 February 2014


Jane has made a quilt as part of The No. 1 African Fabric Shop Quilt Challenge organised by Maggie Relph of The African Fabric Shop. to raise funds for a clinic in The Gambia.
A quilt made by Helen Conway and displayed at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in 2013 was cut up into 30 'planks' and each one was bought by a quilter to remake in the style and technique of their choosing. All 30 of these new quilts will be exhibited at the British Quilt and Stitch Village event in Uttoxeter in April 2014 and then auctioned by sealed bid to raise money for Musas's clinic. 

'Peanuts' quilt made for The No. 1 African Quilt Challenge 80cm x 120cm

Jane says "Peanuts are the only cash crop in the Gambia and I liked the serendipity of the fact that my upbringing in East Africa  started when my father was sent to work on the Groundnut Scheme in Tanzania (Tanganyika) after WW2. Having lived in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana I always find myself strongly influenced by the colours, designs, crafts and music of Africa.

My "plank" was used for the flowers, peanuts, letters and label on the back"
The original 'plank' bought by Jane

Detail with African print  fabric used for the flowers                  

Detail of the peanuts

Label on the back of the quilt reusing some of the original quilt  

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