Wisbech Sewing Club Donates Handmade Quilts to Foster Children

4 July, 2018

A local sewing shop has donated a selection of beautiful hand-stitched quilts to provide comfort for children in ISP care.

Members of ‘Sewciety’, a local sewing club hosted by the lovely ladies at Button Up and Stitch, have been coming together twice every month, to create a selection of beautifully stitched patchwork quilts and kindly gifted them to the children in our care.

Coming into foster care can be stressful for children and young people. They’ll have very little of their own stuff, sometimes just the clothes on their back, and be moved into a new home with unfamiliar faces.

We try to make this journey as warm and welcoming as possible for them. So along with our memory boxes, packed with lots of lovely items to help them settle in, these quilts will help to provide a great sense of security and comfort to them – giving them something they can call their own.

Mark Thomas, Registered Manager for ISP Wisbech commented “We were pleased to receive the quilts from Button up and Stitch. It was a lovely thought to hand make something so personal for children in our care and I’m sure they will be well used and treasured by the children who receive them.

“There is something very therapeutic about a quilt or blanket, particularly when they are as unique as these beautiful quilts are – made with such care and a great deal of attention, which is exactly what children need in order to grow and develop.”

About Button Up and Stitch

Button Up and Stitch is a sewing shop in Wisbech, run by sisters Julie and Kim. The shop has been open for nearly 3 years, however will be closing on 28th July. They’ll continue to sell their gorgeous range of fabrics online and at trade fairs, as well as offer sewing workshops locally.

 

 

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