Six-metre Coronation quilt now on display at Peterborough Cathedral

Posted on: 09/05/2023

The Community Coronation quilt celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III is now on display at Peterborough Cathedral.

Measuring a whopping six metres long, the quilt is made up of 320 squares of fabric, all of which are unique.

Over three months ago we urged schools, businesses and the community of Peterborough, to send in personalised 20cm by 20cm squares of stitchable fabric.

Contributors were asked to decorate their squares with designs associated with royalty, the King, their local community or simply something personal to themselves.

We received a swift and enthusiastic response and we were surprised to see help come not just from our region but from all over the country.

The deadline for submissions was March 31. After that it was all hands on deck to get them sewn together by Sue Burgess, dressmaking tutor at City College Peterborough, in time for the finished quilt to go on display in time for the Coronation.

Sue Watsham, City College Peterborough, organiser of the community quilt is delighted with the result. “I’m so proud to be part of this community project,” she said, adding: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in creating this amazing piece of history.”

“The quilt is currently on display at Peterborough Cathedral until the 20th May. We’ve said it can go on tour after being displayed at the Cathedral,” Sue noted, “so, if any schools or any other organisations want to get involved then they’re welcome to have it displayed after the Coronation on their premises.”

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