Sidmouth quilters raise �2,000 for Children’s Hospice

Former Sidmouth residents wins prize draw Clarice Cliff quilt at two-day exhibition

A �2,000 donation will go to Children’s Hospice South West, after a two-day event by Sidmouth Quilters and Patchers at Kennaway House, Sidmouth.

Last week’s exhibition was a huge success for members, attracting more than 360 visitors over the Tuesday and Wednesday.

A Clarice Cliff inspired quilt was won by Karen Davies, a former Primley Mead resident, now living in Swansea.

Colaton Raleigh artist, Alan Cotton; who attended both days, chose her winning ticket at the prize draw on Wednesday.

Proceeds from the draw and sale of butterfly cushions, made by group members, enabled the group’s to give �2,000 to CHSW.

Member Angela Crowther said many visitors commented on photographs of quilts sent to friends and relatives living away in a The Ones that Flew Away feature.

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She said: “In putting together an exhibition such as this, the organisers found that quite a few members had little to show for their efforts as the quilts had already been sent overseas and it was not possible to get them back to exhibit.

“Such quilts are often much cherished links to parents, grandparents and friends.”

Beginners and experienced quilters are welcome to join the group and those interested should call Kathleen Hughes on (01395) 512452.