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Stitching for the Centenary

100 years, and counting

Crosby’s Soroptimists have a come up with a special way of commemorating the centenary of Soroptimist International (SI) in 2021. Members are making a quilt.

The quilt will be featured in the run-up to the ‘virtual’ conference of Soroptimist International, Great Britain & Ireland (SIGBI) in Llandudno.

The design is ‘Friendship Star’ using the American 9-patch system. Traditional Soroptimist ‘colours’ of blue and yellow are included in the pattern.

Led by experienced crafter Laurel Byrne of Treasure Quilt, the Soroptimists pieced together the motifs. For several, this was a whole new skill to learn. Laurel will now apply the wadding and the backing fabric to create the quilt.

Sandy Taylor came up with the original idea and suggested it to her fellow members. “For several years we put our sewing skills to good use, raising funds for charities.

“SI Crosby is therefore delighted to sponsor this special quilt. We shall soon set up a fundraising initiative. Proceeds will go to SIGBI’s own charity, the Diamond Education Grant.”