St Andrew Mayflower 400 Quilt and Flower Exhibition

By Tom Cox

Aug 21, 2018

As part of the 2020 commemoration ceremonies in Plymouth the Minster Church of St Andrew are organising a major exhibition of quilts and flower exhibits. The exhibition will be quilts based around four themes, “Leaving Home”, “Life at Sea”, Journey’s End” and “Life in a new land”. The organisers are inviting entries of quilts, quilted banners and embroideries from around the world and we particularly would like entries from communities in the Mayflower 400 commemoration partnership.

As part of the 2020 commemoration ceremonies in Plymouth the Minster Church of St Andrew are organising a major exhibition of quilts and flower exhibits. The exhibition will be quilts based around four themes, “Leaving Home”, “Life at Sea”, Journey’s End” and “Life in a new land”. The organisers are inviting entries of quilts, quilted banners and embroideries from around the world and we particularly would like entries from communities in the Mayflower 400 commemoration partnership.

There is a special category for groups and schools to enter their work which will be displayed in the 15th century Prysten House immediately behind the church. The Prysten House was built in the 1490’s and is considered to be one of the hidden architectural treasures in England with an original Elizabethan balconied courtyard enclosed in centre of the building.

In addition the Door of Unity which is one of the main entrances to the Prysten House holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans who come to visit every year. The door acts as a memorial for two American naval officers buried to the south of the church.

For an entry form and any additional details of the exhibition themes or any other information please email quiltingmayflower@gmail.com

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