It is January 2020 and the CCT fundraising team is preparing for the year’s fundraising events: a Spring Celebration with Silent Auction, a talk by Diana Gabaldon on her novels in the Outlander series and the 2020 Black Isle Photographic Competition. By mid-March, it is evident that plans to raise funds through live events will need to change due to the arrival of the COVID pandemic.
Surely lockdown will last only a few months. Rather than the fundraisers pausing until the pandemic is over, they agree to look for a community activity that will lift spirits and give residents something to focus on while they are being asked to ‘stay at home and save the NHS’. The result is the Culbokie Lockdown Quilt.
The quilt patches were all made by local residents and stitched into three panels. The framed panels have been hung in Findon Hall, Culbokie for all hall users to see.
You can read full details of how the quilt was planned and executed during lockdown in ‘The Creation of the Culbokie Lockdown Quilt’. A lovely full-colour, 41-page booklet which includes a scan of each patch along with an explanation of each patch in the patchmaker's words, is available to purchase below. You can view the panels and buy the booklet at the Culbokie Indoor Market in Findon Hall on the third Saturday of each month, 10-12pm. Also available to buy at the Culbokie Spar.