Quite a lot of quilts

Members of Souters Quilters are part of a bid to get into the Guinness Book of Records by making enought quuilts in one day to cover Happden Park. From left: Carol Axon, Amelia Leslie, Jenny Burgess, Diana Murray, Ann Hardie, Edith Scott, Mo Rogan, Valerie Robertson (at machine). Not in picture: Kay Ross
Members of Souters Quilters are part of a bid to get into the Guinness Book of Records by making enought quuilts in one day to cover Happden Park. From left: Carol Axon, Amelia Leslie, Jenny Burgess, Diana Murray, Ann Hardie, Edith Scott, Mo Rogan, Valerie Robertson (at machine). Not in picture: Kay Ross

Nine members of Selkirk-based Souter Quilters took part in a national quiltathon aiming to make the Guinness Book of Records for the most quilts made in one day in Scotland.

The quilts, all of the same supplied pattern, are to be included in the project to cover Hampden Park football stadium in Glasgow next year with 5,000 one-metre square quilts. They will then be sold or auctioned in aid of Alzheimer Scotland. Remaining quilts will be adopted by care homes.

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of dementia and how it affects not only the sufferer, but their families and friends.