THE STORY SO FAR
In August 2015, we successfully applied for a public art grant to set up a project that would bring people in Trumpington together at a time when the village was experiencing tremendous changes as a result of the new developments on the southern fringe of Cambridge.
The idea was to make a piece of textile art capturing views of Trumpington that mattered to the people taking part. We hoped that along the way we would all learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy creating something unique that would go on display in one of our new community buildings.
The grant was spent on setting up this website, holding workshops, buying materials and engaging the services of local textile artists as tutors and advisors.
It has been a great success, and no less than four quilted wall hangings have been completed on time. The two large ones, Quilt A and Quilt B each have 12 panels made by individuals. Two smaller ones were created by two local church groups from the local parish church of St Mary and St Michael and the new congregation of Christchurch Trumpington
The first quilt was put together at a sashing workshop by the Stitchers themselves. They have all been beautifully completed by Valerie and John at Daisy May, using quilting motifs, including bricks and a crane, specially created for the Stitch in Time project.
Contrary to our expectations, the quilts have been completed long before the buildings, so we are seizing every opportunity we can to display them in other venues until January 2018, when we hope they can be moved into a more permanent home in the eagerly awaited Clay Farm Centre. They are currently in the foyer of the Trumpington Park School
The quilts will be on show at three community events being held in the Clay Farm Centre in advance of its full opening: the Trumpington Spring Fair on March 17th, the Southern Fringe Community Forum and a meeting of the Trumpington Local History Group.