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So far, sew good!

Caroline Winterbottom - The Sewing Box

So far, sew good! Quilters are putting their sewing skills to good use.

Skilled crafters from sewing workshops run by The Sewing Box in Glossop have been working their craft magic and creating beautiful quilts for charity.

The first quilts were given to Reuben's Retreat, a local charity in memory of Reuben Michael Graham who tragically passed away at only 23 months. 

The charity's primary aim is create a sanctuary in the North West that will be a home-from-home for families coping with the serious illness of a child, providing respite breaks and the chance to build happy memories.

Quilts which are being made now are going to the Chernobyl Children’s Project UK, also based in Glossop.

Sam Bates who runs The Sewing Box with this mum Caroline Winterbottom, said: "Many of the quilts are being used for bedding and some have been sold to raise money. The quilts are being made in the workshop, taught by Val Allen and we have had the logo for each charity embroidered in the corner of each quilt by Thread Bear Embroidery of Glossop.''

Many of the crafters have been buying their own material to make the quilts so a collection tin is now in The Sewing Box so people can make a contribution which will pay for more fabric.

Sam said: "We have a collecting tin and also a Just Giving page and we are hoping to raise quite a lot to pay for more fabrics so we can carry on making more quilts.''

The Sewing Box has been established in Glossop since 2003.