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Weʼre raising £500 to Help fund patchwork quilts for donation to veterans

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6th June 2024 will be the eightieth anniversary of the D-Day landings.

To commemorate this event, we are planning to make eighty single bed sized patchwork quilts. These quilts will be distributed by Poppy Appeal Yorkshire to veterans living in Royal British Legion care homes, and to those being cared for in their own homes.

We are in the process of raising funds for materials - the total cost of the quilts will be around £4000 - and will also be scheduling a number of making days so that we can get started on sewing.

If you are local to Sheffield, you would be welcome to join us on a making day. If not, but you would still like to do some sewing, you can send us your completed quilt, or even a quilt top, which we can back and bind for you. The quilts we will be making will be 135cm by 200cm / 52" x 78", but you are welcome to donate a quilt of any size. All quilts must be cotton, please, so that they will stand laundry. A majority of the veterans are likely to be male, so you may want to keep that in mind when selecting your fabrics.

Alternatively, if you would like to donate some fabric, or make a financial donation towards materials, both would be gratefully received.

We are planning to update regularly with details of upcoming events and progress towards our goal.

Further details can be found here - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550491206105 or here - https://www.handmadehappyhare.com/d-day-quilt-project

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  • Lisa Birkett10 days ago
    Lisa Birkett

    Lisa Birkett

    10 days ago

    And our volunteers are also planning to arrange another event for next year, to commemorate the end of the war… So please, keep following the facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550491206105 - keep commenting, keep spreading the news – help us to make more quilts to pass on to the heroes in our midst.

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  • Lisa Birkett10 days ago
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    Lisa Birkett

    10 days ago

    If the project is going to continue, it’s likely we’re going to need to look at formalising things more – looking at our processes for donating quilts, maybe even looking into forming a not-for-profit group to allow us to apply for funding in our own right, rather than through other local community groups.

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  • Lisa Birkett10 days ago
    Lisa Birkett

    Lisa Birkett

    10 days ago

    ****SO THAT’S YOU DONE NOW, SURELY?**** Actually, we don’t think it is just yet. There are a still a number of quilts at various stages of the process we didn’t quite manage to get finished – we had to be realistic about which ones we could complete, as the deadline approached. We also have A LOT of fabric which we can use to make quilt tops, so our feeling is that we should keep doing that. We are going to need to raise some money for wadding and backing to produce finished quilts – that costs around £40.00 per quilt.

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Page last updated on: 6/15/2024 15.10

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  • Joanne Henderson

    Joanne Henderson

    Jun 15, 2024

    Amazing work.

    £50.00

  • Sarah Ashurst

    Sarah Ashurst

    Jun 13, 2024

    Keep up the amazing work! I loved seeing all the beautiful quilts and seeing all the hours worth of work and love that went into them

    £40.00

  • Ben Parkinson

    Ben Parkinson

    Jun 13, 2024

    I love mine I’ll always have it and treasure it

    £40.00

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