This is the Ankerwycke Yew Tree, said to be at least 1,400 years old and possibly even older.
This year will be the 800th anniversary and a group of us, who all live near Runnymede decided we wanted to mark it in a special way. We are making a series of eight quilts each measuring 60" x 80". Four medieval quilts tell the story in graphic novel style of King John.
www.magnacartaquilt.co.uk. We are a not for profit organisation and we are offering the squares on the Thames Mosaic for sponsorship in order to defray some of the material costs; will will donate any profit to a human rights charity. Sponsors will have their name embroidered on a square. If anyone would like to support our group then a sponsorship form is available on our website HERE
It is a very exciting project to be a part of, we cannot post pictures of too much detail until the quilts are revealed on the 14th, but we do have a couple of teasers on our Facebook page.
I am not very skilled with my machine so my contribution has been of the necessary hand stitching binding etc variety, along with an admin role as Treasurer/Banker. I have however stitched some of the lovely gold embroidery details and I am currently making honey bees to appliqué on! I will share photos of the quilts when we are done and show you the bits I did, until then I need to get stitching!