The Islay Quilters

Welcome to the new Islay Quilters website.  This year the local cause is the ISLAY COMMUNITY BUS

Who Are We?

The Islay Quilters are a charitable organisation run by volunteers. The group makes a quilt to raffle every year and donates the money to local charities in Islay and Jura.

We have also been involved in making quilts and other projects with local Primary schools and have made the magnificent wall hanging that hangs in the Columba Centre. We are also planning several pieces in conjunction with the island’s WW100 commemorations in 2018.

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We have a workshop in Islay House Square where we also have a shop which sells haberdashery, materials, craft equipment and, of course, quilts and hand-made, items made by our team of quilters.  All this is run by volunteer members and the profits are channelled back into the “Islay Quilters”.

Activities now include card making, knitting club and beginners’ patchwork.  Our charity quilt keeps us busy – look out for the latest!  Among our recent projects is a hanging for the “Finlaggan Visitor Centre” which is well worth a visit.

 

For any queries,  please use our Contact page.

WW100

“In chosen ground on Islay’s shore those gallant men are laid, and by the kindly Highland folk their lonely graves were made. When tales are told of other days and sorrows that have been, May we then tell theirs and keep their memory green”                                                                                                                           (Anon)

It has been a privilege as quilters to help in the remembrance of the  this event – we were  asked to make flags representing each of the states that lost a soldier from the troops ships SS Tuscania and HMS Otranto, these ships went down off the coast of Islay 1918.

proudly displayed at the Islay Museum, 100 years later.

thanks to the people of Islay and many others both in the UK and else where in the world, our flags  arrive and were ready for the 4th May where they were seen at an exhibition in Port Ellen, and later in the year carried for the service at Kilhoman cemetery in October 2018.

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WW100

“In chosen ground on Islay’s shore those gallant men are laid, and by the kindly Highland folk their lonely graves were made. When tales are told of other days and sorrows that have been, May we then tell theirs and keep their memory green”                                                                                                                           (Anon)

It has been a privilege as quilters to help in the remembrance of the  this event – we were  asked to make flags representing each of the states that lost a soldier from the troops ships SS Tuscania and HMS Otranto, these ships went down off the coast of Islay 1918.

proudly displayed at the Islay Museum, 100 years later.

thanks to the people of Islay and many others both in the UK and else where in the world, our flags  arrive and were ready for the 4th May where they were seen at an exhibition in Port Ellen, and later in the year carried for the service at Kilhoman cemetery in October 2018.

Continue reading “WW100”