Fabric supplier Alice Caroline has launched its Quilt SOS project for the fourth year running. Once again, the initiative will support an SOS Children's Village, giving every child in the selected location a handmade bedspread to treasure and keep. The company has previously taken quilts to youngsters in Romania, Lithuania and Poland, sending out almost 200 handcrafted bedspreads. This year, the project will support a Children's Village in Latvia.
“I am thrilled to be able to support this worthwhile project once again this year,” says Alice Garrett, the company's owner. “It was such a valuable trip to Krasnik in Poland last November. Seeing the look on the children's faces was such a joy to be part of. We have chosen the village of Islice in Latvia for 2019 and will be delivering 60 quilts personally later on this year. We would love to hear from anyone who would like to take part in the project.”
Alice Caroline is supporting the iniative by offering fabric vouchers to each maker when their quilt is returned. The company has previously displayed the finished quilts in Liberty and at the Festival of Quilts, and is now looking for a venue to display this autumn's bedspreads before they are transferred to their forever homes.
SOS Children's Villages provide homes to orphaned or displaced children, with each youngster looked after by a 'mother' within the village. There are villages in 125 countries around the world and the charity works hard to ensure that every child grows up in a loving family home where they can flourish and reach their full potential.
For details, go to http://www.alicecaroline.com/quilt-sos-faqs/