Stitch in time gives MP the needle

Iain stewart MP quilt for refuge
Iain stewart MP quilt for refuge
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A STITCH in time saves nine but volunteers at the Threads and Patches crafts store in Fenny Stratford are hoping to brighten the days of many with their colourful quilts.

As part of their event calendar, the shop held a Charity Stitchathon over the weekend.

Volunteers settled at their sewing machines to make colourful quilts to give to the Women’s Refuge.

Often children arrive there with nothing more than what they are wearing so the quilts made by volunteers at the shop – and other customers who have been sewing at home – will be greatly appreciated.

The event was supported by the Newport Pagnell and Olney Lions who donated money for fabrics, wadding and threads.

They even had the opportunity to do their bit on the sewing machines.

The owner of Threads and Patches, Sally White, said: “We have had lots of materials donated by customers as well and we hope to make lots of small quilts to donate to the refuge.”

The exact location of the refuge is kept secret to protect the vulnerable women and children there but the quilts will probably remain in the area.

A representative from the refuge will collect the quilts at a later date when all those being made in homes around Milton Keynes have been collected.

A customer originally suggested the shop support the refuge as previous fundraising efforts have been a resounding success.

The ongoing Quilts for Injured Servicemen drive has seen the store donate 100 quilts to military hospitals for wounded soldiers.