Jumbo quilt for the elderly

PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 August, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 August, 2005, 12:00am

A giant 1,150-square-metre quilt is to be sewn together during a public ceremony organised to highlight concern for the elderly.

The 'Hundred-Family Patchwork Quilt' programme - organised by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and The Hong Kong Jockey Club - will transform second-hand cotton materials into more than 400 patchwork quilts.

In a ceremony on November 12, all the quilts will be sewn into a giant one which will cover the entire Sha Tin Racecourse Parade Ring. The huge blanket - the largest patchwork quilt to be made in Hong Kong - will also mark the 135th anniversary of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. The quilt will be split up later and distributed to old people who live alone.