Nether Lochaber Sewing Group stitches quilts for needy youngsters

Want to read more?

At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall, However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free.

To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic. The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.

We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a  subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device.  In addition, your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish).

Already a subscriber?

 

Subscribe Now

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

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

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.

 

CAPTION:

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

NO F30 Quilting class 01