Sew many ways to help Our Kids

Launching the Quilts for Kids project at Lismore Base Hospital recently were (l-r) Our Kids committee member Diana Cooper and baby Thomas Andrews, clinical nurse specialist Ruth Thompson and Duck Creek Craft member Sheila Izzard with baby Alex Andrews.

Children and infants staying at Lismore Base Hospital for extended periods of time will now be given a handmade quilt to keep them warm and comfortable thanks to the generosity of Northern Rivers quilters.

The Quilt for Kids project was the brainchild of Our Kids committee member and keen quilter Diana Cooper, who was overwhelmed with support from local quilting groups when she began spreading the word.

When I spoke to the ladies, I discovered that some of the groups were already making quilts and sending them to childrens hospitals in Sydney and Brisbane and when I suggested that we support local kids they all thought it was a great idea, Diana said. We already have 40 quilts that are catalogued in a photo album and the children can pick out the quilt they would like and when they leave hospital its theirs to keep.

Anyone interested in contributing quilts to the Quilts for Kids project is invited to contact Diana on 6628 3834.


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