WWI quilts go on display at John Lewis Sheffield

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A selection of hand made quilts and canvases, made to mark the centenary of the First World War, will go on display in Sheffield next month.

The quilts, which have been created by local communities and school children, will be unveiled on John Lewis Sheffield’s community art wall in their Place to Eat on November 2.

The wall allows community groups, schools and charities to display their artworks and John Lewis teamed up with the Sheffield United Reformed Churches for this latest exhibition.

Gwen Smithies, from Sheffield United Reform Churches, said “Remembering the First World War during it’s centenary gave us the opportunity to engage with people of all ages, from various local communities, and listen and share stories of how WW1 affected so many people and family life.”

The display closes on December 6.

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