Internationally renowned textile artist Lynn Setterington and senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, worked with community groups across Blackpool to create this unique wedding quilt, which reflects and celebrates Blackpool and its vibrant history and culture.
Lynn’s vision for the wedding quilt was to create a contemporary Signature Quilt, which since the 19th century has been a traditional craft form made by community groups to acknowledge friendship networks, wedding celebrations and fundraising for good causes.
This Wedding Quilt offers a modern interpretation of the theme and memorialises participating individuals via their signatures and iconic Blackpool imagery in thread, to create a lasting heirloom of a unique royal event.
This wedding quilt has been hand crafted for Prince William and Catherine Middleton by members of the following groups:
Grange Park Open Door Project
Horsebridge Community Centre
Blackpool Coastal Housing
The Women’s Centre
Claremont Park Community Centre
Arts For Health
Ibbison Court Community Centre
Lennox Gate Community Centre
Spencer Court Community Centre
Dunsop Court Community Centre
Staff at Blackpool Council
The Wedding Quilt project is part of a wider ‘Blackpool Arts Service Arts Engagement Programme’ which aims to encourage people in Blackpool to actively participate in and engage with the arts.
This project has been managed by Blackpool Councils Arts Engagement Programme and supported by Arts Council England.