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 Rye Harbour 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).
View more Rye Harbour Quilt squares here.
Winners will be notified in order and have their choice of prize!
1 - The Rye Harbour Quilt
2 - Quilt Square cushion
3 - Quilt Square cushion
4 - Quilt Square tote bag
5 - Quilt Square tote bag
6 - Swarovski CL Pocket 8x25 binoculars donated by Feathers Optics and Swarovski
7 - Painting by James Tomlinson
8 - Box of Wine - 12 bottles of London Cru
9 - Dinner and wine for two - Brickwall Hotel, Sedlescombe
10 - Viking Swallow 12-36x50mm spotting scope donated by Feathers Optics and Viking Optical
11 - Champagne Breakfast for two - Jeakes House, Rye
12 - Private Group Tour of Camber Castle for up to ten with mocktails/cocktails
13 - Opticron Oregon 4 PC Wildlife Trust 8x32 binoculars donated by Feathers Optics and Opticron
14 - Voucher for £25 for flowers or refreshment at Café des Fleurs at Rye station
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
20 - Tit nest box and robin nest box donated by Feathers Wild Bird Care
21 - Exploding Kittens card game
22- Cheese Hamper
23 - Voucher for £50 to spend at Feathers Wild Bird Care
24 - Painting by Robbie Gooders
25 - Archipelago Kingfisher wood carving donated by Feathers Wild Bird Care
26 - Shingle Shore book
27 - Bob Greenhalf limited edition print - Rye Harbour Oystercatchers
28 - Bottle of Welsh Penderyn whisky donated by Veryan Pollard
29 - Hand Knitted socks, two pairs - His and Hers - made and donated by Amanda Martin
30 - Guided Tour of a hidden nature reserve in the Brede Valley with Philip Newton
31 - Short Break at Rye Harbour or Winchelsea Beach donated by Park Holidays
32 - Sketch of RX60 fishing boat by M.Martin, donated by Alan Martin.
33 - A pair of Zeiss Sunglasses donated by Roger Pope & Partners
34 - Felt picture by Sue Prince
35 - Canvas Tote bag with quilt square
36 - Photo by Peter Greenhalf
37 - Bird Umbrella
38 - Quilt Square cushion
39 - Red-roofed Hut collage
40 - Fauna Britannica book
41 - RHS Plants and Flowers book
42 - Isles of Scilly - New Naturalist book
43 - Pair of Kilim cushions
44 - Bottle of English white wine
45 - Tea cup set
46 - £200 voucher to spend on outdoor clothing at the Paramo shop in Wadhurst
Four more to be added!