Lewis Quilting Group aims for World Record

Quilters across Scotland are attempting to make a World Record today.
Quilters across Scotland are attempting to make a World Record today.

LEWIS Quilting Group join Scottish quilting groups across the country today (Saturday, October 6th) to participating in a world record attempt to make the most one metre squared quilts in a day.

The challenge – which is the brainchild of Alzheimer Scotland’s quilter-in-residence Ann Hill – will run from 10am until 4pm, carried out by groups of at least three quilters.

The World Record attempt is just a small step towards Ann’s ultimate goal: the Hampden Quilt Challenge.

In spring 2013, Ann plans to cover the pitch of Hampden Stadium with quilts – 5,000 of them!

She already has over 1,000 – with some received from across the UK and even as far as the USA and New Zealand – but many more are needed. And after the Hampden success, the quilts will be sold for raise money for Alzheimer Scotland services across the country.

To find out more about The Hampden Quilt Challenge, supported by Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Football Museum and Hampden Park Ltd, visit www.annhillquilter.co.uk/alzheimer-quilt-project.html