Sewers stitch some donations

Published 9:51 am Wednesday, December 14, 2011


A big thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s two Community Sew Day events. Both sew days were held at the Senior Center at the Skyline Plaza; one in April and the other in August. Together we sewed: little girl dresses that were sent to an orphanage in Jamaica, children’s bibs and aprons for older kids that were sent to an orphanage in Bogota, Columbia, adult bibs that are being used at Thorne Crest Retirement Community in Albert Lea and many, many quilts that were given out in Freeborn County.

• Nineteen quilts were given to the Salvation Army

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• Eighteen quilts were given to the Crime Victims Crisis Center

• Thirty quilts were given to all of the schools in Freeborn County (public and private). We also gave to the NHREG school system.

You may be asking why we would give quilts to the schools? We were approached by a woman who works for one of the elementary schools and asked if we had an extra quilt we could donate to her school to be used in the sick room.

We did. Which then led us to believe that perhaps this was a need in other schools as well. Sometimes the needs are right on our own doorsteps, and we were honored to be able to fulfill this particular need in our own county.

Two Community Sew Day events are planned for 2012. Please be watching the local newspaper and listening to the radio for an announcement for the upcoming dates. Again, we thank everyone who donated their time, money and supplies. We thank those who cut kits for all of the projects and thank God for being able to serve in this way.

Community Sew Day is a part of the local Shinefest organization.

Blessings from everyone on the committee: Pat Draayer, Karen Nelson, Kathy Quinn, Loretta Schewe and me.


Sue Westrum