Castle Hill Quilters was founded in 2009 to encourage both new and experienced quilters to enjoy this traditional, creative art form. Based in Mere, southwestern Wiltshire, the group welcomes members from Mere and the surrounding area to learn from experts, to teach and support each other and to have fun together making and displaying their quilts.
MAKING THE MERE COMMUNITY WALL HANGING QUILT 2015-16
We are currently making a Mere community wall hanging as a gift to Mere that will be hung in the Grove Building, where the Quilters and many other local groups meet. Some of our members are making blocks in the main panel to represent the many clubs that meet in Mere, others are adding blocks to surround the panel, and others will use their skills to put it all together neatly! The slide show below tracks the progress of the project by showing the different stages, from making the panel blocks to its completion:
We hold our meetings on Thursdays at the Grove Building, Church Street, Mere, from 2pm to 4.45pm. We take a break during July and August, when we have a special summer event in each month.
The annual subscription is currently £15, plus £2 per meeting attended, £3.50 for visitors. You are very welcome to come as a visitor for two meetings, after which we hope you will join us.
We welcome new and experienced members. If you’d like to join us or want more information, please get in touch with the president or the secretary – see the “Who’s Who” page.
The group’s name and its logo refer to Mere’s most prominent physical feature, Castle Hill, on which Richard, Earl of Cornwall, son of King John, built a fortified castle in 1253. The castle no longer exists, but the hill provides marvelous views of Mere and the surrounding countryside.
Our logo was designed by Jill Turner, one of our members, and shows what Castle Hill might look like under a lovely patchwork quilt. There are no current plans to do this, however!