The Friends of St Andrew’s Church, Little Massingham and Quilts 4 Care Leavers are working together on a massive quilt project by making a Giant Quilt ‘HUG’ that wraps around the church.
We are giving the church a hug because in 2017 the first of the lead was stolen from this ancient Grade 1 listed building.
The quilt will be made up from around 5o individual quilts (Hugs).
At the end of the project, these quilts will be given to young people in East Anglia as they start living independently when they leave the local authority care system.
Rain, rain and more rain heralded the launch of our ‘Let’s Give a Giant Quilt Hug’ project on November 4th. But what a fabulous and colourful St Andrew’s awaited the visitors who were determined to make it. The weather was appalling, but those who did make it were treated to some spectacular and colourful quilts.
Enthusiastic quilt makers are still offering help to make quilts which will encircle the circumference of the church next May. It is going to be an incredibly colourful event when it happens. The funds to restore the roof of this mediaeval building – on the at Risk Register of Heritage England – are beginning to come in but we still have a shortfall of just over £82,000 to restore the roof and more does need doing to the building. The church really does need a hug and some cash along with it! More at fosalm.org