Zen quilt on the sofa of the Malvern Room, Fisher House
The Zen Quilt In 2013 Malvern Quilters held their Biennial Exhibition in Cradley. As is customary the outgoing President, Bronwen Warner, had, set the “Chairman’s Challenge”, resulting in a quilt made by members of Malvern Quilters to be raffled at the exhibition, with the proceeds going to a charity of the President’s choice. Bronwen had seen publicity regarding the Fisher House Project and was moved by the concept and aims of Fisher House and chose it to be the nominated charity. Following the raffle the group was able to donate the sum of £1500.00 to Fisher House, and were thrilled to hear that a room was to be named the “Malvern” room. Around the same time Bronwen had been lucky enough to win a raffle herself, her prize being a large collection of hand dyed patchwork fabric, on hearing that a room was to be named for Malvern, Bronwen offered her fabric prize for use in the making of a quilt for the Malvern Room. As current President, I undertook to co-ordinate the making of a quilt within the group. I had seen a “Zen Quilt”, made by a friend and I thought the simple but modern style most suitable. Approximately 6 members off the group volunteered to piece the blocks, once they had all been made, I completed the construction of the quilt top and after layering the quilt with wadding and backing I machine quilted the quilt, before handing the quilt to Bronwen to have the binding applied. I finally added a simple label on the back of the quilt, with the name of the quilt, Malvern Quilters and its date of completion. It was with great pleasure that Bronwen and I took the quilt to Fisher House in January 2016 and saw it placed on the sofa in the Malvern Room.
Yvonne Jenkins President Malvern Quilters
Yvonne and Bronwen finishing a tour of Fisher House in the Malvern Room, and presenting the Zen Quilt made by Malvern Quilter