Friday, November 7, 2008

The Big Stitch Children's Society Patchwork Competition



The Children's Society are launching their first ever patchwork competition! Use your skills and creativity to craft a lap quilt or wall hanging on the theme of making childhood better and raise money to help The Children's Society make childhood better for disadvantaged children in the UK. There are prizes for the winning quilts including a Cotty Ultimate Collection Boxed Set of all 96 colours and threads, donated by ourselves, The Cotton Patch.


Click here to find out more on how you can get involved.

The closing date is Valentines Day, 14 February 2009, you will find all the details on www.childrenssociety.org.uk/patchwork.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Project Linus Update

Joy from the local Project Linus has a new newsletter which you can link to by clicking on the link below.

Newsletter Autumn 2008

Joy featured recently on the BBC website about Project Linus. There is a great deal of information about Project Linus, pictures and some of the stories about those have received the quilts. Click here to visit the story.


Reading some of the stories makes you realise how appreciated these quilts are so...if you are thinking that every relative has a quilt already, all your walls are full and Auntie Dorris's Lap Quilt doesn't need a makeover just yet, why not get in touch with Joy and make a quilt that will be much loved and appreciated by its recipient?


How about forming a group to sew your orphan blocks together (these can be the samples that you made in classes and never finished despite best intentions!) - just contact Joy for more information - see her Newsletter for details.