Islanders of all ages are being invited to take part in a new community initiative to create an apple-themed quilt in celebration of Jersey’s rich heritage of growing apples and making cider.


Islanders of all ages are being invited to take part in a new community initiative to create an apple-themed quilt in celebration of Jersey’s rich heritage of growing apples and making cider.

 

The Jersey Cider Apple Quilt project has been launched by Jersey Heritage and involves the creation of hundreds of decorated squares that will eventually be stitched together by volunteers.

 

The project is being organised by Julia Coutanche, Jersey Heritage’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, who said: “We hope the quilt will involve Islanders of all ages, from primary schoolchildren to residents of care homes for the elderly, and everyone in between. The project is open to anyone, whether they are a needlecraft enthusiast or a complete beginner.”

 

The project was initially introduced to the public at last year’s Faîs’sie d’Cidre at Hamptonne Country Life Museum, when visitors were invited to draw a picture of an apple that could then be translated into part of the quilt design.

 

Since then, Jersey Heritage has begun to contact various groups and organisations to invite them to take part in the project; four-inch squares of calico are being supplied free of charge to ensure all squares are the correct size.

 

The deadline for squares depicting aspects of growing apples or making cider to be completed and supplied to Jersey Heritage is 1 July 2020. The finished quilt will be displayed at Hamptonne Country Life Museum.

 

Anyone interested in finding out more about the project can contact Julia on 633342 or email julia.coutanche@jerseyheritage.org.