'Aspects of Manx
This quilt was made in 1991
to celebrate Mannin Quilters first year as a quilting group
(the first on the Isle of Man).
First and foremost, the Legs
of Man, the Triskelia, are central.
Then, just as the Americans
changed the names of blocks to suit each state, so we have
changed the names to suit our Island's
Aeroplanes become Ronaldsway
Courthouse Steps become
(our historic place of
Trees become our
Wheel of Fortune becomes
(the biggest working water
wheel in the world)
T.T. block and Storm at Sea
need no alteration.
Ohio Star for the many Manx
who emmigrated to America
over the world.
In applique we have Manx
kippers and Manx Sheerwaters, together with surfing at Gansey
Bay and sailing.
The Quilt shows many more
Manx specialities:- TT riders in their leathers,
our tailless Manx cats, the fuschias that hedge our roadsides,
our four horned Loughtan sheep, and finally, in deference to
our history, Viking longships, Celtic chain, and Celtic
Detail from the quilt