A lot has changed since the last update at the end of February. Due to government guidelines regarding COVID-19, the Society's offices have remained closed since March 17 and subsequently the scheduled stitching sessions in March and May were postponed. However, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, although we've not been able to embroider the solar system side of the quilt together, we have hosted several online stitching sessions (via Zoom) for anyone who would like to contribute a square for the patchwork side of the quilt.
The online sessions are informal and typically last one hour. They've proven to be a great way to connect with fellow stitchers/makers as well as inspire newcomers to get involved. If you'd like to join us for an online stitching session please see our Events pages for details about the next date: https://ras.ac.uk/events-and-meetings
Thank you to everyone who has attended a session or made a square so far. It's been lovely to see lots of people posting pictures of their progress via social media. Use the hashtag #RASQuilt if you'd like us to see how you're getting along.
If you have completed your square and would like to send it to us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be given an address to post it to.
For more information about the Bicentennial Quilt Project please see this article: https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/ras-bicentennial-quilt