Thursday, 22 November 2012

I know that a lot of you  have seen the photos which were forwarded on by Carol of Inter Care, but for those of you who did not make the last CQ meeting, here are some pictures taken on her recent visit to Malawi.

This is Elaine's quilt (above)

You will recall that she went out to Malawi with the BBC 'INSIDE OUT' Team, a few weeks ago, and somehow, as if by magic, five babies were born on the day of their arrival.  (Strange but true).
She said how wonderful it was to be able to hand the quilts to the young mothers, who had often travelled great distances to give birth in the maternity units.  Some of these mothers would give birth, and then travel back to their villages soon after.
They also received a hand knitted Teddy which each quilt, which was a scheme organised by Lutterworth Rotary Club.
It was especially good that one of the pictures shows a quilt made by Elaine.
A special mention goes to Elaine who has been very supportive, and worked along side me all the way on this project.  She obviously has a lot of good friends in various sewing groups, and I will mention Countesthorpe Piecemakers, and Village Quilters.  Although I do know there are many other groups who have worked just a diligently.
The total number of quilts handed to Intercare is 146.
More than half of the first delivery have already been consigned to various addresses, usually at least two per box, along with a teddy or two.
Elaine has donated one of her quilts to Inter Care for them to use in their Christmas Raffle.
Whilst at their premises, we were shown another aspect of their fund raising...
They have collated a considerable library, and these books are then offered for sale on the internet.  It is helping their fundraising endeavours, so do bear this in mind if you have books to dispose of.
You can get in touch with me at this or 0116 2775710

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