Cashing in on quilts

The Sew Far Sew Good hand over their cheque to Alzheimer Scotland.

The Sew Far Sew Good hand over their cheque to Alzheimer Scotland.

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Representatives from the Sew Far Sew Good sewing group presented Judy Shaw from Alzheimer Scotland with a cheque for £386.35 raised from the sale of quilts and other items made by the group.

The items were displayed and sold at Park Children’s Service Centre with the support of Sheila Oliver.

The group got together with the support of the council’s Community Learning and Development in Stranraer. The initial aim was to give members of the community an opportunity to get together and learn a new skill and in doing so raise confidence and encourage peer support.

The group, with the support of quilter Wendy Scott, decided to take on the challenge of making 1m square lap quilts for the Hampden Park Quilt Project in aid of Alzheimer Scotland. They made and donated 35 quilts in total to the project and the remainder were sold locally.

The success of the group has been largely down to the members themselves with their abundant enthusiasm and also the kind donations of fabric received from members of the public.

The group members are now adding to their skill set by learning new sewing techniques to use in other projects so if you are interested in taking part, whether you have never stitched before or have been sewing for years, go along. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact community learning assistants Frances or Donna on 01776 707440 or email frances.alexander@dumgal.gov.