Community quilt a real piece of Whitby

The Ammonite quilting group have made a fabulous Whitby Community Quilt with members of the public as part of Whitby Library’s recent Fun Palace for Libraries Week.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 11:06 am
Whitby Quilting group have made a special quilt for Whitby Library...Staff member Sara Johnson,Melanie Lane- Ryan,Joanna Pink,Dense Richie,Sorrel Hinchliffe,and Staff Member Heather French. pic Richard Ponter

There was a great turnout for the event which featured a number of activities and workshops.

The quilting proved popular as library customers were invited to be part of the sewing project. The youngest participant was three and the oldest 85, with people commenting on how much they enjoyed learning a new skill and taking part in such a multi-generational activity.

The quilt captures the unique spirit of Whitby with patches featuring Pannett Park, Whitby Abbey, the whalebones, ammonites – and plenty of buckets and spades, sandcastles and gulls.

The finished quilt has been to Whitby Library where it will hang in pride of place welcoming the public to their community space.

Whitby Library Team said: “It was wonderful to welcome the quilters to the library – it created a great buzz and the quilt is amazing – a real piece of Whitby.

“It was a great opportunity for people to see how much the library has to offer from activities and group sessions, to watching DVDs, using computers and accessing digital resources to showcasing a fantastic range of books.”