Monday, 12 May 2014

Quilt exhibition and fabric sale\ Hampden update\ Quilter to carry Queen's baton........


Clarencefield Quilt Show starts on Thursday 15 May from 2 - 9pm.  Friday 2 - 9 again.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10 - 4.   Come along and see some wonderful quilts made by pupils and friends of Clarencefield Quilt Group.   Entry is free.   Tea, coffee and home bakes are on sale for £2 per head.  Eat as much as you like.    There are also fabrics on sale from £5 a metre.  Backings for double bed quilts from £20.
This is Weisdale Kirk in Shetland.   Not on show at the exhibition as it was handed over to Shetland last month.  Just thought you might like to see it.


We are now well past the £30,000 mark from the sale of quilts which covered Hampden Park in June last year.    Some of the quilts will be on sale at Clarencefield (just outside Dumfries in Southwest Scotland) this weekend at the quilt show.


I am deeply honoured to have been nominated and chosen to carry the Queen's Baton in the Dumfries heat.   I am told it is Thursday 19 June but I have no further information.   However, I believe I have to wear a track suit.   Now that's a first........

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

SALE OF FABRICS for two afternoons only.   1 - 5pm Thursday and Friday this week only at Mouswald.
Fabrics from as little as £4 a metre.  Normal price of £10 on all other fabrics.  Hundreds to chose from.
First come basis.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Cupcakes and Quilts Exhibition on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th October in the McFarlan Village Hall, Clarencefield, Near Dumfries.   There will also be a sale of the quilts laid on Hampden Park (with a certificate to prove it !) on the two days.   Lap quilts £20, Single quilts £40 and doubles £80.

Tea, coffee and cupcakes are £3 with the money raised in the tearoom going to Alzheimer Scotland and our 'Yes we can - together' project.   This project aims to raise awareness of dementia in our local areas.

Also on display are 15 celebrity signed quilts including ones signed by Craig Brown, Gordon Strachan, Andy Murray, Rod Stewart, Mrs Brown's Boys, etc.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

If you are a quilter there will also be fabrics on sale from £5 a metre.
Photo shows Ann Hill, Quilter with Malcolm McCormick, Cartoonist.  Malky drew the cartoon which Ann turned into a quilt for Joe Jordan to sign.   Joe Jordan is a former Scotland international.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Hampden park covered with 5012 metres of quilts

This is what a football pitch full of quilts looks like – impressive !
Saturday 8th June saw 125 volunteers from all walks of life lay 5012 quilts on Hampden Park in Glasgow.  The project aimed to raise awareness and raise funds from the sale of all the quilts for Alzheimer Scotland.
The sun shone throughout the day and everyone had a great time.
However, it took 4 years to get to this point.   The first two years involved me talking to those living with dementia and putting their personal memories onto quilts.   Some of those quilts were in a separate exhibition in the Millennium Suite at Hampden Park.   The next two years were taken over with talks around the country persuading (very willing) quilters to make enough quilts to cover a football pitch.   The project is entitled “Yes we can – together” and I am pleased to report that “Yes we did – together”.
An enormous thank you to all who contributed quilts, to those who helped along the way and to the volunteers who turned out on a wonderfully sunny day to help me make my dream a reality.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

An exhibition of some of the quilts which will be laid on Hampden Park in Glasgow on Saturday 8th June, will be on show for  10 days as part of the Dumfries and Galloway ARts Festival.  The project aims to raise awareness of Alzheimers and hopefully raise much needed funds for Alzheimer Scotland.   You can buy a lap quilt for as little as £20, a single bed size for £40 and a double bed quilt for £80.  Of course you can pay more by making an extra donation.  

The exhibition starts on Friday 24 May at 2pm and runs until Saturday 1 June.  Come and join the fun and meet the quilters.

This one was made by Barbara Dillett and shows some of the scenes from Robert Burns Tam o Shanter.
Further details on the website at

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

More quilts for Hampden Park Alzheimer project

The sun is shining in Mouswald today.  The snow is still on the far banks of the garden.  However, as long as the sun shines on Saturday 8th June at Hampden Park I don't mind.   38 quilts handed in yesterday mostly from Montaque Patchers in Sale, Manchester.  Thank you everyone, you are doing a great job!!!!
Any size of quilts accepted.   WE still need about another 1,000 so keep them coming please.  Hampden Park football pitch takes a lot of covering.   Alzheimer Scotland is greatly appreciative of all that quilters are doing to raise awareness and funds.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

71 quilts have been added to the quilts required for covering Hampden Park in Glasgow on Saturday 8 June.

Thanks to everyone who are supporting.   Keep the quilts coming.   If you cannot quilt please consider sponsoring through Just Giving.   Simply look for Ann Hill Quilts.   Many thanks.  These are 3 of the 71 quilts which you can see on the website at    Project is to raise awareness of funding for Alzheimer Scotland.