Alzheimer Scotland quilter-in-residence, Ann Hill, aims for new world record
Posted 4 October, 2012
On Saturday 6 October, Scottish quilting groups will be participating in a world record attempt to make the most lap quilts (around one metre square) in a day. The challenge will run from 10am until 4pm and will be carried out by groups of at least three quilters. It is the brainchild of Alzheimer Scotland’s quilter-in-residence Ann Hill, who lives in Mouswald (just outside Dumfries) but is originally from Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.
The following groups are already signed up for the world record attempt:
- Clarencefield Village Hall, Clarencefield, Dumfries
- Annan Golf Club, Annan
- Isle of Lewis
- St Andrews Church, Hawick
- Peebles Quilters
- Angus Quilters
If any other quilting groups would like to take part, they are very welcome. Please contact Ann Hill on 01387 830638 (or visit her website at www.annhillquilter.co.uk) if you would like to take part, as there are some basic rules you need to follow in order for your quilts to qualify for the world record attempt.
This is just a small step towards Ann’s ultimate goal: the Hampden Quilt Challenge. In spring 2013, Ann plans to cover the pitch of Hampden Stadium with quilts – 5000 of them! She already has over 1000, but many more are needed. Afterwards, these will be sold to raise money for Alzheimer Scotland services across the country. She has already received quilts from across the UK and even as far as the USA and New Zealand!
The Hampden Quilt Challenge is supported by Alzheimer Scotland (and its Football Memories project), NHS Dumfries & Galloway, the Scottish Football Museum and Hampden Park Ltd.