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Handcross Women's Institute make patchwork quilt
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Handcross Women's Institute make patchwork quilt

For over six months the ladies of Handcross Women’s Institute worked on a patchwork quilt, the theme of which was “Grandmother’s Flower Garden.”
The quilt was the prize for a raffle which raised £206 for St Catherine’s Hospice. A cheque for this sum was presented to a representative of the hospice at the Institute’s Christmas party in December 1985.
The Large Version shows a newspaper cutting of the ladies working on the quilt. From the left they are: Adeline “Addie” Edwards, Edie Boxall, Elsie Cosens, Cath Chamberlain, Pat Long, Unknown, Joan Dick, Betty Sargent, Norah Housby, Unknown.
Click on Open Document to read a newspaper report of the Christmas party in December 1985.

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I think the unknown in the middle is Janet Masters, wife of David Masters former head gardener Nymans.
The other might be Helen Beet (née Carey) of High Beeches Nursery?
Added by Sam Butler on 03 January 2017
I remember it well. We met in Pat Long's house.
We quilted by hand and had a rota to get it finished in time for the flower show, passing on Pat's door key to each other during the day while she was at work.
The first unknown is me and the second is Helen Beet
Added by Janet Masters on 05 January 2017
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