Monday, 29 July 2013

Siblings Together quilts on the roof terrace

As I may have mentioned about twenty-twelve times, we have just had the Fat Quarterly London Retreat.

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One of the very special moments for me was meeting Delma from the charity Siblings Together for the first time.

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She came to the Friday night roof terrace party and was photographed with every single one of the 31 quilts being donated that night.

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The charity Siblings Together work to bring together children who have been separated from their siblings by the care system.

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She takes them on summer camps and gives each child at the camp a quilt to remember their holiday.  She told me that the children's foster carers and social workers tell her how treasured these quilts are.

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 Delma took time to chat to every single person who had brought a quilt with them and told me that quilts arrive at the charity's office from all around the world which just confirms to me what a generous and warm-hearted community we live and work in as quilters.

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22 comments:

  1. I'm already thinking about next years quilt. Thinking I should start it a lot sooner for one! Thanks for galvanising all of us to do such a simple and pleasurable thing for us, that brings joy to others who deserve it so very much.

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  2. Woo hoo! Fab photos of some of my favourite bloggy friends and beautiful quilts...and my quilt too - thank you!! Delma is clearly ridiculously amazing as are you for highlighting her fantastic work in only the way you can, which results in all these quilts :) x

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  3. Great pics! I agree with Susan that starting earlier would be a great idea!

    And Delma was lovely and so interested in all the quilts!

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  4. Loved seeing those lovely quilts. I hope to start using my little machine at the weekends soon, so I might be able to get a top done for next year's ST quilt campaign ;-)

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  5. It was fabulous to see all the quilts getting handed over and that all of them got photographed. It is great to be involved in such a worthwhile cause too

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  6. it was the highlight of my weekend, I will be shipping my quilt next year but hope that you make special point of highlighting Delma and ST next year at retreat, I think after hearing her talk everyone will make a quilt

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  7. I was amazed by all the beautiful quilts - well done Retreaters!!

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  8. Such wonderful gorgeousness, each and every one! Lovely to see all the photos of the quilts AND their makers :)

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  9. Sniff. Such an amazing cause, and so many wonderful quilts donated this year.

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  10. Fab shot of Susan's boobs there ;o)

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  11. It was brilliant to hand over our Bee Blessed contribution and Annabella's beauty to Delma. Such a great charity and I have already had a brilliant response to my block drive for quilts for next year. Not everyone can contribute a quilt, but lots of folks (from all over the world) are happy to provide a few blocks and enjoy being able to contribute in some way.

    Thanks for encouraging and organising for us, Lynne.

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  12. It was lovely to see all these quilts, and know how they are going to be used. I wished Id brought mine with me instead of posting it.

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  13. Wonderful - so glad Robin was there as I didn't take any photo's!

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  14. Congratulations to all the lovely quilters who donated the quilts. Amazing and beautiful quilts for such an amazing cause. It warms my heart to see the kindness. Thanks for sharing. Marie

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  15. Great quilts for a great cause!

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  16. I love the last one as it reminds me of the princess and the pea story.

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  17. Robin was da man!
    It was amazing to see all those quilts there, and be part of it xxx

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