A Burnham-On-Sea church was filled with over 50 colourful quilts, costumes and hangings from around the world for a unique festival.

Burnham’s Our Lady and The English Martyrs Church in Highbridge Road held the two-day festival on Friday September 29th and Saturday September 30th.

Organiser Pat Nicholls said: “Another colourful and varied display of quilts and other textile work by parishioners and friends took place at Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church in Burnham.”

“As well as quilts, there was a selection of costumes and textiles loaned by parishioners with families in other parts of the world.”

Pat, who has taught patchwork and quilting for forty years, adds: “There was such a variety of work, from a quilt made from Mudcloth fabric (woven and dyed in mud in Mali), to colourful quilts made locally.”

“Interestingly, there were several pieces made from leftovers from other projects, taking up the current theme of recycle and re use.”

“Although most of the quilts were not for sale, there was a sales table with smaller items, and a chance to win a quilt in the raffle.”

“The organisers were grateful for the sponsorship of Material Needs and Positive Wealth Creation in setting up this show.”

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