Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart has announced the winner of his Parliamentary
coronavirus memorial quilt competition.
The memorial quilt is a cross-party project that is being led by Labour MP Dawn Butler to encourage the Parliamentary community to come together in a sign of unity in memory of all those loved and lost during the pandemic.
Each MP was asked to provide a square patchwork block measuring six inches square to represent what the experience of the pandemic had meant to them. These blocks will be pieced together to form a quilt that represents the multitude of experiences during this time while also demonstrating unity through a single quilt.
The winner from our region was Lynne Evans, of Withernsea. Her entry was a pink and purple patchwork block with a face mask attached, which was a simple yet effective way of reminding us of the small sacrifices we all had to make.
Lynne’s entry was accompanied by a poem that focused on the many ways that Covid-19 affected people.
She said: “I would like to thank Graham for choosing my entry to be included on the Parliamentary coronavirus memorial quilt. It is a great honour for my work to be representing Beverley and Holderness.”
After choosing his favourite entry, Mr Stuart said: “Congratulations to Lynne for her entry. I found the poem particularly moving and she did a great job of communicating the many ways the pandemic affected us all.”