The Salvation Army, Human Trafficking quilt

Our latest quilt has been finished and almost ready to go to it’s home.

This quilt has been made for The Salvation Army’s Human Trafficking unit, which works with various agencies to rescue and support people caught in trafficking and slavery in the UK.

This video from shows just a small message about the struggles of modern day slavery.

The website for the work done by The Salvation Army is found in this link…

Our quilt squares are made by people from many walks of life, all with a desire to lift vulnerable women from lives they were simply not meant to live, but at the heart of the project is our belief that Jesus brings hope like no other.

Before we gift our quilts we like to take it to a place of prayer close to the final project location. Because of the secrecy needed to be kept with victims of slavery we don’t know where the quilt will end up, but we hope to take this quilt to a Salvation Army service in London, where the main head office of the project is, and have people there lay hands on the quilt and pray for the people it will bless, before sending it on its way.

Obviously, the current situation means that won’t be possible for a few months at least, but it would be great, if those who support the project could join us when that eventually happens.

Well, since you can’t all come and see the quilt in person, here’s a short video of the quilt.

Thanks to so many people who have helped make this quilt. My friend Lesley, who donated a lot of fabric and a piece of fabric big enough to cover the whole back of the quilt.

Leeds Carers craft group, Leeds Arts & Minds, Love Arts festival and St Pauls Church in Litherland, Liverpool. All of whom let me run a quilting workshop and make squares with folk.

Plus many more people who have sent squares and sewing materials in and bought mug rugs on Etsy to fund the quilts.

Our next quilt is already being worked on, it’s for the Door of Hope charity in London, who support women in the East End who are caught in street prostitution. We’ve 26 squares already made, but we need many, many more!

Published by bettyvirago

Betty Virago is an award winning textile designer. Based in Yorkshire, England, and known for her Northern Folk dolls and the Quilts of Hope project.

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