Bedford Hills prison celebrates 20 years of inmate quilting program
A Westchester prison has spent 20 years keeping imprisoned mothers connected to their children through a special program.
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility has offered the Bedford Babies Quilting Program for two decades, where inmates learn the skill from members of the Village Square Quilters in Scarsdale.
Several inmates stitch together quilts for their infants. Lindsay Landon made two quilts for her 10-month-old son Gabriel, who she had while she was an inmate.
The program teaches how to quilt without machines. Instead, the Scarsdale quilters bring everything they need to do it by hand.
Over the past 20 years, inmates at Bedford Hills have made over 2,500 quilts.