‘The Quarantine Quilt’ is a chance for everyone to help create an enormous patchwork quilt inspired by their time in lockdown. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or you’ve never picked up a needle and thread before - we want to hear from you!

As the Coronavirus Lockdown continues, many of us are inside and alone, relying on screens for comfort and connection; millions of individual squares of light making up our isolated population. We want to draw those squares together literally and physically into a hybrid of physical and digital art making. 

Over the next couple of months, our textile and digital artists will assemble the patches into both a physical and a digital quilt. The physical quilt will ultimately be displayed in libraries and museums across Cambridgeshire whilst the digital quilt will be put together online - you can click here to view it being assembled. 

We will also be holding live ‘Quilt Sessions’ - a zoom video call with live folk music, storytelling and top sewing tips that anyone can tune into (and contribute to!) while working on their patch.


If you would like to create a fabric or a digital patch, please follow the relevant instructions below. 


This is project created by Glimmer Theatre and produced by The Library Presents. If you have any questions please read the information at the bottom of this page, or email

The Library Presents brings arts events to libraries across Cambridgeshire, to see more of what is on offer in their new ‘In your house’ programme of online events visit

Fabric Patches

Please complete the form below if you'd like to be sent a fabric patch, an embroidery frame and a needle and thread in the post. We will also send you a stamped addressed envelope to send your finished patch back to us to be incorporated into the Quarantine Quilt! (This service is currently only available to Cambridgeshire Residents.)

Digital Patches

Use the form below to upload your digital patch. Instructions for how to create your patch can be found by clicking here or by downloading this PDF:


By uploading an image you consent to us posting it on social media and our website. No full names or other personal details will be published. 

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