Rye Harbour Quilt 2020

Rye Harbour Quilt 2020

A fabulous, hand-crafted quilt of 30 squares, depicting wildlife and local landmarks of Rye Harbour has been created to celebrate 50 years of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in 2020 and to raise funds for our Discovery Centre.

Anne Yates, Amanda Martin and Jenny Willsher have masterminded the design and the construction of the quilt, with many other volunteers providing the square images in various forms of needlework.

There is a raffle - 50 prizes to be drawn on the 15th March - the anniversary of when the first Rye Harbour Nature Reserve warden started work in 1970. Prizes listed below. 

Tickets - £1 each in books of five can be bought at the nature reserve information cabins, by post (cheque payable to Sussex Wildlife Trust - include your email and we will let you know your numbers - Quilt Raffle, 2 Watch Cottages, Winchelsea Beach TN36 4LU). 

Please let us know if you would like to sell raffle tickets for us and/or have Anne come and show your group the quilt. Contact details below.

These are the individual squares and the stitchers who made them:

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 6

Shore Crab - by Kamila Breen

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Camber Castle and sheep - by Roz Foad

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 5

Common Blue butterflies on Common Fleabane - by Anne Wall

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Flowers and insects - by Maureen Wilkinson

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Mary Stanford Lifeboat House - by Jane Taylor

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 10

Moths in meadow - by Mary Dawson

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 9

Lapwing - by Anne Wall

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 12

Red-roofed Hut - by Amanda Martin

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Yellow Horned-poppy - by Susan Prince

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 13

Umbellifers - by Leah Athol-Murray

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Little Tern - by Ann Cowie

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 14

Romney Marsh sheep - by Catherine Emmett

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 17

Goldfinch on Teasel - by Lynn Weston

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Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve logo - by Lewis Yates

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Harbour Seal - by Pat Roberts

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Shelduck family - by Anne Wall

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Camber Castle - by Nancy Rankin

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Sailing boat - Jenny Willsher

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Shingle flowers - Mary Dawson

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Wind farm - Amanda Martin

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Oystercatcher - Anne Wall

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Map of the Beach Reserve - Lynn Weston

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Brown Hare - Kate Breen (aged 9)

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 28

Red-roofed hut and shingle flowers - Kathy Rumsby

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 30

Wasp Spider - by Pat Roberts

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 2

A pair of Mallard - by Anne Yates

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Shingle truck - by Jane Taylor

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 3

Salsify x Goatsbeard Hybrid - by Veryan Pollard

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 4

Gull and sailing boat - by Hannah Andrews

Rye Harbour quilt squares small 16

Wheatear - by Teresa Madden

The quilting stitches have created a fine patterning on the reverse side:

Rye Harbour quilt squares small reverse

THE 50 RAFFLE PRIZES WILL INCLUDE: 

1 - The Rye Harbour Quilt

2 - Quilt Square cushion

3 - Quilt Square cushion

4 - Quilt Square tote bag

5 - Quilt Square tote bag

6 - Painting by James Tomlinson

7 - Painting by Robbie Gooders

8 - Box of Wine - 12 bottles of London Cru 

9 - Dinner and wine for two - Brickwall Hotell, Sedlescombe 

10 - Cheese Hamper 

11 - Champagne Breakfast for two - Jeakes House, Rye

12 - Private Group Tour of Camber Castle for up to ten with mocktails/cocktails

13 - Shingle Shore book

14 - Exploding Kittens card game

15 - Massage session with Jane Taylor of Taylor-made Fitness

16 - Painting of saltings by Cliff Dean

17 - Bottle of Glenfiddich single malt whisky donated by Kathy and Rick Rumsby

18 - Customised stone house nameplate - by JT Stone Restoration

19 - Child's quilt - by Anne Wall

The prizes are still being compiled - and if you can supply something, that would be great!

If you'd like to read an interview with Anne, Amanda and Jenny, see here.

Thank you to everyone involved with the quilt, and those who are supporting us with prizes.

To contact us about prizes, raffle tickets or the quilt coming to visit your group - email Anne Yates, aey@live.co.uk

Whole quilt


Comments

  • caz honyben:

    02 Sep 2019 17:29:00

    The most lovely quilt I have ever seen. Such wonderfully talented embroiderers. A precious celebration of the work done by the Team and volunteers of Rye Harbour. Made my day you lovely people.

  • Malcolm Forsythe:

    04 Sep 2019 06:56:00

    This is absolutely brilliant and I can only hope that the lucky winner of the quilt will lend it to the reserve on a long term basis for thousands to enjoy.

  • Mary Davidson:

    11 Sep 2019 20:58:00

    I have seen numerous quilts in my 80+ years and this one rates among the finest. I wish I could see it in person but my miserable health says otherwise. I hope that the winner of this work of art will allow it to be shared with thousands.

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