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This pictorial quilt consists of 12 Cambridge scenes arranged in a square around a quilted Cambridge Coat of Arms. The makers of each block have signed their name at the bottom of their scene. The background is Cambridge blue and the pictures have a cream background. The quilted border is based on a design from King's College Chapel.
Unlike many of the historic signature quilts, this piece was not made as a fundraiser. Instead, it was a collaborative group quilt made within a local community. However, it does still echo historic pieces by providing a social record of the makers, which in this case is the Cambridge Quilters.
The Cambridge Quilters: Betty Greenvelt, Gilly Newberry, Jean Amsden, Deirdre Amsden, Urszula Thomas, Margaret Nimmo-Smith, Sylvia Reglar, Jeannie McMeakin, Bridget Long, Joanna Richardson, Wendy Philips and Ursula Simons. Work organised by Ursula Simon. Blocks assembled and quilting marked by Urszula Thomas.
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