Lacey Gardens gets 60th quilt

The quilt
The quilt

Parents and children worked with local artist Nicki Jarvis to create a monumental patchwork quilt for Lacey Gardens Junior School to celebrate its 60th anniversary this year. It will go on show at the school.

Called Familiarity, the work is inspired by the local landscape and townscape, as well as capturing aspects of school life.

Lacey Gardens’ Home School Association applied for funding from the Lincolnshire Agricultural and Rural Communities Fund (administered by the Lincolnshire Community Foundation) and the project is also part-funded by Arts Council England.

Nicki helped around 20 children and their mums, dads and grandparents to learn how to make patchwork, and then challenged them to make a very personal piece which would become part of the finished quilt.