From Bristol with Love

A few posts ago I wrote about the Bristol quilt, a quilt made by one person who saw an article about the quilting project and wanted to make a quilt for us.

Margaret made a whole quilt to be used by vulnerable women, then she arranged for the quilt to be blessed in Bristol before posting it to me.

This week I took the quilt to the Joanna house, home of our first quilt of hope, where it has pride of place in their quiet room.

The Joanna Project works in Leeds with women caught up in street prostitution, outside of this crazy current world of restrictions, they go into Leeds managed red light area and serve the women working on the streets, they visit the women in the daytime and work with them in whatever capacity the women need to help them improve their situation.

You can find out about the project here:

Our current quilt is being made for the Salvation Army’s Faith House in Kings Cross, London. They run a similar project to the Joanna Project. We are in desperate need of squares for this quilt so if you feel you could make a square for us please do so, it’s a wonderful way of doing some good with basic sewing skills.

Here is a link to how to make the squares…

Published by bettyvirago

Betty Virago is an award winning textile designer. Based in Yorkshire, England, and known for her Northern Folk dolls and the Quilts of Hope project.

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