Alzheimer Scotland’s "Yes we can – together" project
Quilter in Residence at Alzheimer Scotland
Ann is currently Quilter in Residence at Alzheimer Scotland. During the past 4 years she has been working in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland , NHS Dumfries and Galloway and Hampden Park Football Museum. The project involves Ann working with people living the dementia, their families and staff at he various care facilities. The 65* quilts made for this part of the project were recently on exhibition at Hampden Park and are currently on exhibition in Dumfries and in February a selection of them will go to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
Some of the photographs and stories can be found in the gallery.
Scottish Quilting Patterns
Ann is currently designing 12 Scottish quilting patterns which will be available later in 2011. All monies raised from these patterns will go to Alzheimer Scotland to help raise funds.
Hampden Park Quilt Project 2013
How would you like to be part of a huge worldwide project for quilters? Ann’s latest project calls for quilts to be donated to the Hampden Park Quilt Project, taking place around May 2013.
5,000 quilts of 40” square (or close) are needed to cover Scotland’s international football pitch at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Aerial photographs will be taken and sold. The quilts will be auctioned off and those left will be adopted by care homes throughout Scotland. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of dementia and how it affect not only the person affected but their families and friends.
Any design of quilt will do but if you are having trouble deciding then FREE downloadable quilt patterns will appear regularly on the following websites:
Quilts can be sent to the following:
- Ann Hill Quilter, Mouswald House, Mouswald, Dumfries, DG1 4LT, Scotland
- UK Alzheimer Scotland, 22 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7RN
- Scottish Football Museum, Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9BA
Your quilts will be greatly appreciated.