Pupils help out in special week
A COMMEMORATIVE quilt marking Llanelli Multicultural Week has been unveiled.
The quilt was put together during the celebration, organised by Llanelli Multicultural Network earlier this year.
Patches were sent out to schools and other organisations to decorate with their own design, with 300 being sewn together to make up the final piece.
Llanelli Multicultural Network project worker Paolo Piana said: "A volunteer, Michelle Williams, came up with the idea in March this year.
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"Making quilts is a traditional Welsh craft and we believe this is a modern edge to it.
"We sent out little patches to schools, community groups, scouts groups and so on.
"They were all asked to put a little design on theirs and it was all put together and has been crafted into a full-sized quilt.
"It's amazing that 300 people got involved in creating it.
''We wanted to make a lasting legacy."
Mr Piana said the quilt was a symbol of diversity and would be displayed for all to see in public buildings such as Llanelli library and Llanelly House.
He said groups of school children had visited the library on the day it was unveiled, to see the quilt in its entirety as well as seeing their own personal little squares they had made themselves.