August 6. Further to the sewing life: since my blog about sewing, I came across a ‘good news’ story.
Patricia, my cousin in northern-NSW, Australia, responded to tell me about creating quilts. Various community sewing groups with this specialised skill make quilts for hospitals as well as home-made face masks. They create a range of quilts and kids who are in hospital can choose one to keep. My cousin says it is so much more homely to have a bright quilt covering your bed rather than hospital blankets. They also make smaller quilts for newborns that did not survive. The parents can use the quilt to wrap their tiny baby.
This little story is but a reminder of the thousands of people in small communities doing selfless things for others during these challenging times.