MEMBERS of a North Ayrshire sewing group have been busy making patchwork quilts for sick children.

The Sew ‘n’ Sews, which has been meeting in Kilbirnie for 20 years, recently made 84 quilts for the Schiehallion Ward in Glasgow Children’s Hospital.

The group regularly creates patchwork pieces for different causes at their Thursday morning meeting in Bridgend Community Centre.

Kate Gibson from the group said: “We do it for family, for friends and we do a lot for charity. “Every year our group make quilts for the kids up at the Schiehallion Ward. That’s been going for a lot of years now. We’d actually made 84 quilts this year. Everybody made at least one.

“We’ve got members from Largs, Ardrossan, Stevenston, Dalry, Lochwinnoch, Howwood, Beith. We started off with about six and now we have 52 members on our books.

"In Bridgend they’re putting up a rail to display a quilt we made for the Commonwealth Games. It’s fantastic, a beautiful piece. It has a flower from every country that took part in the Commonwealth Games. It’s made up of three panels, each about 2ft by 6ft.

"We have an exhibition in Dalgarven Mill at the moment.”

The Quilter’s Art: An Exhibition of Quilts can be viewed at Dalgarven Mill, Kilwinning, every Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-4pm until February 10