It seems ages ago since my Five on Friday Magna Carta post and in fact it is even longer since the Magna Carta was drawn up - 800 years in fact. To mark the anniversary a group calling themselves the Magna Carta Quilters have produced 8 wonderful quilts showing the story and legacy of the Magna Carta. They were unpaid and any donations received will be sent to Human Rights charities such as Amnesty International.
If you haven't managed to catch an exhibition, here are the four quilts showing the story:
The squares round the edge each represent a letter and spell out the 39th Clause from the document.
Here are the four Legacy Quilts:
Here are a couple of close-ups. Look at all that squiggly black stitching to make the faces. Incredible.
I've found a few YouTube videos about the making of the quilts.
Now we can all dash off and make one!
Tomorrow I'll show you some other quilts and items made at the Arts Centre that were also on display.
Thanks so much for popping by.