Quilters colourful work for armed forces veterans
A GROUP of Moray women have donated a colourful selection of handmade patchwork quilts to a services charity.
The Cullen Friendship Quilters created 12 quilts and several knitting cushions during the past year.
Yesterday, they handed over the finished products to Erskine, a charity which cares for armed forces veterans, providing residential and nursing care, as well as other services.
Catherine Cowie, north area co-ordinator for Erskine Scotland, joined the quilters at Cullen Community Centre to accept the donation.
The 11 Cullen women meet at the town’s community centre once a week. They spent most of last year making the creations.
Club member Sally Price, 69, said she was pleased with the end result.
She said: “They are very colourful, and we enjoyed doing it. The group is very social. We love meeting up together and putting the world to rights.
“We have great facilities at the community centre.”
Mrs Cowie said she was delighted with the quilts, which will be used in Erskine residential centres around Scotland. She said: “It’s a wonderful donation.
“We really appreciate the time and effort that has gone in to produce these beautiful quilts.
“They are of such a high standard. I am sure the residents will really appreciate them – they look very warm.”