SEW FRIENDLY – A quilt is a hug you can keep.

At the June meeting of Sew Friendly, when we were celebrating our first year, we presented twenty quilts to the Project Linus regional co-ordinators.

Project Linus started in the USA and is named after the comfort  blanket toting character from the Peanuts comic strip. The project came to the UK in March 2000 with a mission to provide new, homemade washable quilts to babies, children and teenagers who are sick ,disabled ,disadvantaged or distressed.

We were delighted to be told that a week after we had presented our quilts, they were delivered to the Children’s Intensive Care Unit at Southampton Hospital where we hope they will bring comfort to the children and their families.

Project Linus UK is a 100% volunteer based and non profit making organisation and relies on donations of cotton fabric for making the quilts, and office supplies which assist in this important work. In 2017 they delivered 2029 quilts in our local region.

Sew Friendly is delighted to have been able to contribute to this worthy cause.

Sew Friendly meets on the third Tuesday of each month in the Hyde Church Community Centre at 1pm and we share our knowledge and expertise with all our members, beginners and improvers. We respond to members ideas for projects and cover patchwork , applique , lace making and plan to do some fabric dyeing and dress making in the months to come.

If you would be interested in joining our group please contact Sue on 01425 656890.

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