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‘The Quarantine Quilt’ is a chance for everyone to help create an 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 shop windows across Cambridgeshire as part of our exciting new project 'Shop Front Stories' whilst the digital quilt will be put together online - you can click here to view it being assembled. 

If you would like to create 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

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