Unique patchwork exhibition in Haddenham

Visitors enjoy the exhibition. Picture: Haddenham.net
Visitors enjoy the exhibition. Picture: Haddenham.net
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The stitching skills of people from the Haddenham and Thame area have gone on display at an exhibition.

Patchwork, appliqué, embroidery and creative needlework of all kinds made by Haddenham Stitchers went on display at Haddenham village hall on Saturday (September 28).

Two particularly impressive quilts were offered at the exhibition as main prizes in charity raffles.

One, created by Janet Robinson, with assistance from some fellow stitchers, was offered on behalf of Cancer Research UK. The raffle raised just over £2,000 and the lucky new owner of the quilt is Sian Armitage.

The second was crafted and donated by Pam Crokett, in aid of Helen and Douglas House, the charity providing specialist hospice care for children and young adults. Sally Johnston won the raffle, with £125 raised.

Val Young, who heads the stitching group, said: “Every item of completed work is unique, owing to the variation of fabrics used in the design and the fact that many are created as a result of our members attending practical workshops, so the uniqueness of each piece reflects the personal and individual interpretations of the challenges presented at those workshops.”

Florence Nightingale Hospice also benefited from the event, raising £375 through a sewing-related tombola, a book sale and an odds-and-ends table.

Haddenham Quilters came into being in 1990 and later joined with Haddenham in X Stitches to become Haddenham Stitchers in 1996.