We are looking for Quinton residents, aged 50+ to take part in our Metre Meadow project, a community wildflower ‘sewing’ and ‘sowing’ project to help brighten up the area.
What is the project about?
It’s all about sewing and sowing for fun and for wellbeing and bringing older people living in the same area together in a relaxed, safe and sociable environment. The metre meadows will be created for Quinton’s wider community and visitors to enjoy (including the bees!)
We are collaborating with The Patchwork Meadow charity (more about them below!)
We will meet once a month on Tuesdays during the day from late September until March to stitch wildflower tapestry designs and create one metre artworks together for a public art trail in Quinton for April 2022. We’ll also be teaming up with The Patchwork Meadow to sow metres of wildflower seeds in gardens, tubs and planters at other times.
Don’t stitch? Don’t garden? Don’t worry, we’ll show you how! No previous experience required.
Tina and Suze introduce the project in the short film below
Interested? We would love to connect with you.
We have 40 places available on this project and these are open to people with a Quinton postcode and over the age of 50.
Contact us to sign up or to find out more! We need to register everyone to the project and will release dates on sign up.
Call Suze on 07726 230798
Where will we be meeting?
The monthly stitching get togethers will be held in the meeting room at Quinton Toby Carvery (The Holly Bush), 563 Hagley Road West, Birmingham, B32 1HP. All dates are on Tuesdays. There will be two sessions: (1) 10.30am-12 (2) 12.30-2pm
Tea and coffee provided by us.
If you are using public transport, there is a bus stop outside! The following bus routes stop here: 9 ,54, 54a, X8 and X10.
Who are The Patchwork Meadow?
The Patchwork Meadow is a small Birmingham charity that started in North Edgbaston during the first lockdown in 2020. Their aim is to brighten up our local neighbourhoods, bring back the pollinators and support people to connect with others in their community.
They believe that if we all plant pocket meadows in window-boxes, pots, hanging baskets and our gardens, on streets and in grass verges, together we can create a huge green space, a ‘Patchwork Meadow’.
The Quinton Metre Meadow Project will work closely with, and enhance the work of, the Blooming Quinton community project also happening in the area.
How much does is cost to take part?
Nothing! This project is free to take part thanks to funding from Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network Scheme. You will have to find your own way to the venue, however.