Quilting and Sewing for Others


Cambridge Quilters supports a small number of local initiatives for those in need. For many years we have created quilts for the neo-natal unit (NICU) at the Rosie, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. So far we have delivered ovr 10,000 quilts. 


From time to time, the group also makes heart shaped breast care cushions, drainage bags and Christmas stockings.  The work began when member, Marie MacBean, was approached by a nurse from the Special Care Baby Unit to ask if CQ would like to make cot quilts for them. The quilts are used on the ward and parents can choose a quilt to take home. 


Initially, only members of CQ made quilts but over time, other small groups in Barton Mills, Saffron Walden, Orwell and Judy Challis' group have contributed so many fabulous quilts.  The group continues to raise money to purchase wadding and fabric


  Can you make a quilt? Instructions for the cot quilts can be found below.

A simple cot quilt.pdf
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"I cannot tell you how much comfort your pillow has been to me. Please pass on my thanks to your lovely group."

Lady P, reciever of a heart shaped breast cushion


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