On Monday (Sep 28), Lee Hsien Yang shared photos of a quilt his wife, Mrs Lee Suet Fern had made and donated for an auction.
In another Facebook post on Saturday (Sep 26), Mr Lee wrote: “My wife has donated a quilt to Dignity Kitchen for an auction to support Seng Choon in his fundraising efforts”.
My wife has donated a quilt to Dignity Kitchen for an auction to support Seng Choon in his fundraising efforts. Do visit their website at https://projectdignity.sg/about-us to learn more about what they do.
Project Dignity says that it is its mission to “restore dignity to the differently-abled and disadvantaged through vocation with passion.
We provide sponsored training for unemployed adults with special needs and place them with our employment partners within the F&B, hospitality and retail sectors. We also hire some of our graduates at our food court and book retail stores”.
Known for hand-sewing masks and quilting, Mrs Lee contributed a hand-made quilt she called, ‘Dignity Blooms’.
The colours of the quilt – shades of blue reflect honesty and trustworthiness, emerald greens for harmony, freshness and renewal, and fuchsias to inspire confidence and assurance for the days ahead.
In a video shared by Project Dignity, Mrs Lee can be seen talking about the quilt she made. She added that it comprised of two pieces; a top and a back.
She added: “I just had fun playing around with the stitches and filling the various petals with different stitches”.
“And then I played with coloured threads to sort of give it some interest”, she said.
“What I also tried to do was give it a glow from the centre with some of the fairly bright colours. And, its just meant to be a cheerful, fun piece, with a bit of texture and interest on the bloom”, Mrs Lee explained.
In his own Facebook post, Mr Lee asked his followers to “See if you can find the butterfly”, a creature Mrs Lee stitched into the quilt.