I recently attended a coffee morning held by Caroline Hockley, South Gloucestershire Area Co-ordinator for Project Linus, down in Cirencester. This was also a great opportunity to hand over all the beautiful Linus quilts I had collected recently from members of Campden Quilters, as Caroline had organised for representatives of various charities to be present to tell us a little bit about what they do and how our quilts can help. It was so good to hear how well they are received! (Chris Smith)
2020/21/22 CHARITY QUILT
Our 2020 Charity Quilt was launched early in 2019 when members were asked to make up one (or two!) blocks from fabric that was in the late Margaret Smith's stash to create a quilt together to be raffled under licence at our Exhibition planned for September 2020.
The quilt is a Lynne Edwards design made of 2 different blocks.
With the Covid outbreak the exhibition has been put on hold until 2022 but the quilt is now completed and in storage ready to use when circumstances allow.
Following a visit to Quilters Corner in Evesham, Charlie (the proprietor) has done the quilting on her long arm quilting machine free of charge as the proceeds are going to charity. Dolores and Charlie have chosen an open flower/leaf design in a neutral thread.
This is excellent news for our project and we are delighted by Charlie's generosity - it will result in much more support for the charity. Thank you to Quilters Corner!