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Quilting for charitable causes has become quite a thing these days .. the local sewing group I go to, Our Quilty Pleasures, has supported a number of charities over the years and we have recently been fortunate to receive a substantial amount of money to support our future efforts.  Generally, we sew for local causes…

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Running a 200 Club means advertising it – and so it needed a logo.  The whip has been cracked – and it does seem a while since I last wrote a blog. I’d love to say it is due to me doing so much sewing. However, that is not really the case. I have been…

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Maggie Lloyd-Jones .. founder of the Q4CL Project has an appeal ..in her own words: I’ve written lots about Quilts For Christmas Dinners – the public face of Quilts for Care Leavers (Q4CL) – and our fantastic company of quilters. We are aiming for 1000 quilts this year, enough for at least 20 Christmas Day…

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Every so often something wonderful happens and today was one of those days. You may have heard already about the Quilts for Christmas Dinners project.  For those who haven’t there are several blogs already covering this, but in a nutshell, this project aims to donate up to 1000 quilts to the Lemn Sissay Christmas Dinners…

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One of my most favourite quilts that I have made, because of who received it. A woman I had never met but had heard a lot about. My friend Katie was personally driving a 7.5 Ton lorry with her friend Jill, as part of an Aid Convoy to Kosovo, with a charity called Hope and…

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Imagine you are 18, been in care most of your life, and next week you will be living on your own for the first time, with no one other than your overworked social worker to turn to. This is the situation for many young people every year, and Christmas 2019 will be a time when…

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Maggie is so busy with her project we have posted a little news update.   If you can pledge to help next year with this marvellous charity project then contact her.   Just one quilt could make a great difference to a child leaving care.   For the back ground check the https://ukqu.co.uk/quilty-hug-christmas-appeal/launch post for this project here…

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A Christmas Gift for those in need. This month’s gift is a gift to charity. Or to a friend or loved one. Like most quilt groups ours often get involved in making charity quilts. We have made Quilts for Linus, Latch, Prem babies, Angel Babies, Fish & Chip Babies, Old Age and that’s just off…

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From time to time things pop up in the Quilty Charity World.   Lemn Sissay is a brilliant poet, and Maggie Lloyd Jones is working with him to support the Care Leavers Christmas Dinners he has started a movement about with a donation of as many quilts as possible to wrap the Care Leavers up with…

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I hadn’t heard of Fidget Quilts until last year. I was intrigued and wanted to find out more. A Google search quickly educated me about them. They are small lap sized quilts (about 20″) with items such as zips, buttons pockets etc securely stitched on for the recipient to fiddle with and so sooth restless…

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