Nether Lochaber Sewing Group stitches quilts for needy youngsters

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Another 12 hand-made quilts created by members of Nether Lochaber Sewing Group are on their way to Project Linus UK after a special event on Friday.

Eyes down and let sewing commence. Busy hands at the quilt making event. Picture Iain Ferguson, NO F30 Quilting class 02
Eyes down and let sewing commence. Busy hands at the quilt making event. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

Project Linus UK is a volunteer organisation which aims to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers through the provision of new home-made patchwork quilts and knitted blankets and give volunteers across the UK the opportunity to contribute to their local community.

Jan Hamilton, a member of the Nether Lochaber Sewing Group, said it had been an excellent day.

‘We had 10 people present working on quilts and another two making them at home,’ she explained.


 Claire MacLeod busy at work. Picture Iain Ferguson, NO F30 Quilting class 03
Claire MacLeod busy at work. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

The group has held an annual quilting event in aid of Project Linus UK for the last six years and Jan says the group would love to see new members.

‘We don’t need dozens of more people, but a few more would be nice,’ she said.



Colourful creations were produced in Nether Lochaber Hall. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

NO F30 Quilting class 01