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The Canterbury Quilters
Introducing the Canterbury Quilters

quilters

The Canterbury Quilters meet on Thursday mornings between 10am and 1pm at the Community Centre in Tenterden Drive

They are currently making 'fiddle' or 'fidget' quilts for children who are in hospital for a long time and for people with dementia who often suffer from restless hands. These quilts can bring comfort and a sense of calm to old and young alike. The quilts have little pockets and zips as well as squares of different fabrics. The ladies would welcome anyone who enjoys sewing and embroidery to their friendly group. Just go along and spend some quality time with this dedicated group of Ladies Who Sew.

They can always find a use for the following items that you may have around the house and which will go into their lovely little quilts:

Sheeting, fleecy fabrics, any pretty material, buttons, old beads or necklaces, ribbon, old zips, tassels, bias binding, embroidery silks, rickrack [a sort of zigzag braiding], tiny dolls or teddies or soft toys, bobbles, bells, voiles and textured fabrics.

For more information, and to donate materials, please contact Pauline Walters, via the email form on the Contact Page.

Below, you can see some of the quilts, which have been recently donated to a care home for people with dementia.
three quilts