Local American émigré Alan Heath is the custodian of his extended family's patchwork quilts. These date from the 1930's until the 1970's and were made by his grandmothers, aunts and mother in the Southern States of the USA. The quilts will be on loan to Fakenham Parish Church and will give a fascinating glimpse into the lives of ordinary quilting farming folk from the time of the Great Depression until man landed on the moon.

Meador Williams Heath Quilt Collection Exhibition 2008

More than thirty quilts made in traditional patterns and other objects connected with this family will be on display for only the second time before they are given to a folk museum in Kentucky. There will be regular short talks on the quilts and a chance to hear some live southern music. Refreshments will be available during the exhibition which will be from 10.00am until 4.00pm on October 3rd, 4th and 5th. Entrance is free with a retiring collection for church funds. A special preview on October 2nd will run from 7.00pm until 9.00pm.