Bespoke quilts given to Danetre Hospital

Arthur Pritchett, Patsy Hatfield and Julie Yates with the quilts.
Arthur Pritchett, Patsy Hatfield and Julie Yates with the quilts.

A number of bespoke quilts created by a group of ladies has been donated to Danetre Hospital.

The donation came about after Julie Yates’ mum Sue Field was admitted to the pallative care unit of the hospital.

She was at the unit for four weeks and Julie wanted to cheer her up so stitched her a quilt for the bed.

The nurses at the unit were so impressed and felt the quilts brightened up the room,so when Julie lost her mother the hospital asked if she could make some more quilts for the unit.

Julie said: “I was happy to agree to organise something as a thank you to the staff and hospital who had provided such good care at the end of mum’s life. The unit has six beds plus an overnight visitors’ room and sometimes receives donations from grateful relatives and supporters, so they asked if it would be possible to pay for quilts to be made for all the beds, with spares.”

With 14 quilts to make, Julie knew she would need some help and was grateful for the support she received from several companies including the Weedon-based firm The Bramble Patch, and the ‘Bramble Babes’ who volunteer there.

Julie added: “Moda Fabrics donated some of the fabric, including several jelly rolls, with the restcoming from The Bramble Patch and the Babes’ own stashes.”

As well as Julie, Bramble Babes Alicia Armstrong, Jane Rimell, Kathy Lee, Rachel Woolliscroft and Sara Beswick all made quilt tops, as did former Bramble Babe Jan Wise and tutors Linda Chevin-Hall and Barbara Chainey.”

Arthur Pritchett said: “On behalf of the Friends of Danetre Hospital, we can only say how impressed we all are with the quality and care that has gone into the quilts! The patients will love them.”