31 October 2017

Nice book, good cause

For years Fine Cell Work has been doing a sterling job in prisons, teaching prisoners a new skill - sewing - and giving them something do in their cells, not to mention the benefits of learning a skill, and making something beautiful, on self-esteem.

Now they have published a book on the Sleep Quilt project, which involved 70 people in eight prisons. The quilt - a prizewinner at Festival of Quilts in 2015 - consists of 63 squares exploring what sleep means to their makers, and was commissioned by Tracy Chevalier. The squares are shown on separate pages of the book, alongside quotes from their makers.

The book is published today; all proceeds go to Fine Cell Work.
The Sleep Quilt’s Kickstarter initiative ends mid-November. The link is: http://bit.ly/TheSleepQuiltKickstarter

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