A few months ago, Lynne from Lily's Quilts asked for help to donate quilts to a charity called Siblings Together. The charity works to enable siblings separated by the UK care system to spend time together through planned activities and summer camps. Our quilts will be donated to the children who take part in the summer camps. It is something for them, to keep them warm, and comfort them when they feel most alone.
When I first came across this, I didn't feel able to contribute a whole quilt, but within a few days three lovely ladies had set up group quilts. I sent off Granny Squares blocks, log cabin blocks and nine-patch blocks.
I have no experience of the foster system, nor know anyone who has, yet something in the story about Siblings Together got me. These are kids that need a hug, and I am lucky enough to have the skills, and a little spare money and time to send them one.
I hope you have time to pop over to Lynne's and link through to some of the other bloggers who are linking up to share their story, and read some more about the charity. And there are loads of fantastic quilts in the Flickr group too!