If you grew up with siblings, as I did, the thought of being separated from them is awful. The charity Siblings Together makes it possible for siblings who have been separated from each other by the care system to share some quality time together in the summer camps it organises along with other activities throughout the year.
I originally read about it in Lynne's post here - she was inspired to ask for donations of quilts for children taking part in the summer camps so that they would have something to call their own and to bring them happy memories. You can admire the quilts that have been made in the flickr group, and on Siblings Together twitter feed.
Lynne's post was the incentive I needed to make my first full size quilt. This year I'm helping out by sending out labels for the quilts. As before, these have been generously printed for us free of charge by Spoonflower - our contact Becca has written a lovely post about it on the Spoonflower blog and is already planning to make a quilt with her friend for next year's camps.
If you have made, are making, or can be persuaded :-) to make a quilt for this great cause and would like a label please let me know in the comments or by email to catherine [at] knottedcotton [dot] com. Postage will cost 62p in the UK - if you are overseas I can let you know accordingly. And if you plan to deliver it at FQR, you will also be able to collect a label from Lynne there - just let us know so that we can be sure to have them available.
What a lovely idea. I won't volunteer as they'd have grown up and had children of their own by the time I finished a full sized quilt I fear.ReplyDelete
I love these labels!ReplyDelete
I'm taking a quilt to retreat so could I bagsy a label for then please :)ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful initiative, Catherine.ReplyDelete
What an amazing timing! I am just finishing one now from our Do good stitches bee and have another member's here waiting to go so would need 2. I will email you Catherine!ReplyDelete
The labels are ideal, the Siblings Together initiative has really taken off too, hasn't it! Pats on the back all round :)ReplyDelete
Hi there! Could I get a couple of labels please? Leeds MQG is making 2 quilts for siblings together and it would be fab to label them. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I've got my ST quilt ready and waiting for the FQR and I'd love a label please. Drop me a DM and I'll send you my address. Thank you! Are you going to FQR?ReplyDelete
Could I have your address please... Not at retreat this year but I will be posting my quilts off...ReplyDelete