Gaywood library quilters are helping charity

Quilting for the Community at Gaywood Library
Quilting for the Community at Gaywood Library
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A “Quilting for the Community” course which has been running weekly on Wednesday mornings at Gaywood Library has come to a colourful climax.

The ten-week free course was set up by Norfolk Community Learning Service to enable local residents in the community to come together and learn how to quilt, while at the same time working on projects they could donate to the EACH charity (East Anglia’s children’s Hospices).

Community librarian Elena Parkin said: “The group have produced some lovely quilted cushions which they will donate shortly after the course has finished.

“These were eight very enthusiastic ladies, some who were completely new to quilting and some who had had some experience of it before.

“It’s been a great opportunity for people to make friends and learn a new skill, while also creating something which will benefit a local charity.”

Thanks were also extended to the generous donor of lots of quilting material which came in extremely useful.

The group was tutored by Jill Crowson who runs a number of courses for the Norfolk Community Learning Service and she will be running a free “Step in Storysacks” course at Gaywood library, starting Wednesday, September 28, and running for ten weeks.

Anyone who would like further information on Storysacks, or to book, should contact the library on 01553 768498.