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Quilt project that captures fabric of Clare to feature on RTE1

A GROUP that has been working to capture the fabric of County Clare will feature on tonight’s edition of Nationwide on RTE1. The Clare Quilt Project has drawn in women from all around the county in a co-operative effort over the past six months. Members of the group each contributed a square to the patchwork quilt that artfully represents the best of the Banner. The group was initiated by Valerie Larkin who was involved in the project to make the largest knitted blanket in the world for a Guinness Book of Records attempt four years ago. One of the contributors Bernie Callinan told The Clare Champion, “That project was done in The Showgrounds in Ennis, it measured about 21,000 square feet, through that record has been broken since. “It was knitted squares that came from all over the world, they were all put together. It took about two to three years and actually the pope came to Ireland the day it …

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