The next Stow Cotswold Festival will take place on
4th July 2015
Home-grown quilt is gesture of
hands across the ocean
STARS and stripes will shine out beside Union Flags at this year’s Stow Cotswold Festival on 4th July – American Independence Day. Popcorn, candy floss, hot dogs, hamburgers and Stetsons will add a ‘yee-ha’ to the celebration of all things Stow and Cotswolds at this biennial family extravaganza.
A pioneering quilt will be just one of the fun activities on offer. Festival visitors and locals can contribute their stitching skills in a mass ‘Sewing Bee’ at St Edward’s Hall. The finished 4ftx4ft patchwork will then wing its way across the Atlantic to Appomattox, USA – to build on the two towns’ unique friendship link.
Stow was the scene of the last major skirmish in the English Civil War, in 1646. And the Battle of Appomattox Court House, near Virginia, Massachusetts, was one of the American Civil War’s final battles in 1865.