An on-line quilt group had a challenge, the subject was the
, the quilt had to be no larger than 160 inches (400cm)
around, it had to contain a traditional block and certain techniques had
to be used. Rozemaryn Van der Horst lives in Hawaii where the winter solstice is of little significance, so she looked up the internet and found
The quilt was started at the beginning of September 2004 and the front was
finished by the Winter Solstice 2004. Except for the mound itself, it is
made of quilting blocks named "Irish chain". The border has some
of the petroglyphs found on the kerbstones around the mound. The quilt is
55 x 25" (137 x 62 cm).
Boyne Valley Private Day Tour
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and culture of the Boyne Valley with our full-day private tours.
Visit Newgrange World Heritage site, explore the Hill of Slane, where Saint Patrick famously lit the Paschal fire.
Discover the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of power for the High Kings of Ireland.