This group began 3 years ago and has involved more than 40 people either knitting 6” blanket squares, sewing together, crocheting edges or transporting 200 patchwork blankets. These blankets are for babies safely delivered by one of the new midwives trained by the Hamlin College of Midwifery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The college was set up in 2007 to offer a 4-year professional training to successful Ethiopian school leavers, in order to begin to prevent pregnant women being injured in child birth, suffering obstetric fistulae and giving birth to dead babies. The blankets are our way of celebrating the joy of uninjured Ethiopian mothers with their new live babies and the success of the young midwives practising their newly acquired skills.
We meet twice a month for 2 hours of busy needle work, lively chatter and a cup of tea from Wesley’s Café.
Ruth A, Baildon