Quilting treasures for new mothers

Friday Quilting Friends president handing over three hand-made quilts to Anglican trust for Women and Children representative, Raewyn Skipper. Times photo.

Three beautiful quilts will soon be in the hands of three deserving mothers.

A local group of ladies, The Friday Quilting Friends, have gifted Anglican Trust for Women and Children (ATWC) three hand-quilted blankets.

These blankets are a small project they started during their monthly quilting day at the Nixon Park Community Hall.

Raewyn Skipper from The Mother’s Union was there to accept the blankets on behalf of the ATWC.

The ATWC offers family, early education and social work services and programmes to help protect and provide opportunities for up to 3000 children, young people and their families across Auckland.

Part of the ATWC services is Granger Grove, a three-stage residential, family care programme which enables mothers to make a fresh start in a secure, supportive environment.

Skipper says the quilts are given to mothers who have successfully graduated the Granger Grove programme and are leaving the residences to make a fresh start with their children.

“The [mothers] treasure these quilts because they are a reminder of where they started and where they are now…a reminder of what they have achieved going through this programme,” she says.

  • If you are interested in finding out more about the Friday Quilting Friends you can contact the group president on 021 031 4157.
  • The group meets once a month at the Nixon Park Community Hall on Sale Street, Howick.