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Scottish Quilt Patterns by Ann Hill
This is a fantastic book of 11 Scottish quilt patterns by Ann Hill, Quilter in Residence at Dumfries & Galloway NHS Hospital. it includes patterns for bags, cushions, a wall hanging, rotary cutter holder and a scissor holder. Each pattern has fabric requirements, very each to follow instructions and an actual size template.
If you purchase this book, your whole £10 will be donated to Alzheimer Scotland.
If you’re not already familiar with Ann, she is a very inspirational lady. She wrote the book, the first of its kind, to raise awareness of dementia and to help raise funds for Alzheimer research and support in Scotland.
Since 2009, she has been making memory trigger quilts for people living with dementia. She talks to them, listens to them speak of their memories and then designs and makes a personal quilt for each person encapsulating their memory, hence referring to them as memory trigger quilts.
If that wasn’t enough Ann, along with Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Dumfries & Galloway and Hampden Park Football Museum launched the “Yes we can – Together” project which resulted in over 5,000 quilts of all shapes, sizes and colours laid out on Scotland’s international football pitch in June 2013. The quilts were made and donated by quilters from all over the world who shared the same vision of raising awareness of dementia. The quilts have since been sold with all funds going to Alzheimer Scotland.
A year later in June 2014, Ann was given the honour of carrying the Queen’s Baton on its way to the Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Then in December 2014, she was recognised by the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, as the 177th Point of Light – an award recognising outstanding individuals who make a change in their community and inspiring others.