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Sewing and Serving in Chicago's Southland Since 1979
Working for Our Communities
We love to sew and we love to help! It's the perfect combination and our communities benefit. Whether it's a hospitalized child, an elder in a nursing home or a cancer survivor, we love to make items and donate them to those in need.
We have "Charity Sew Days" each month at the Blakey Center in Glenwood, IL where we join with friends to sew, sew, sew. We invite you to join in. Just check our calendar for the next available day. We'll have kits available so all you have to do is bring your machine and your big heart.
Not able to join us then? No problem. Below is a description of what we do as well as a few patterns to get you started at home. You can either bring them to one of our Guild meetings (also on our calendar) or let us know when you're done and we'll arrange to have your items picked up.
FABRIC/BATTING DONATIONS ALSO ACCEPTED
LAP QUILTS AND WHEELCHAIR QUILTS
For Veterans and Nursing Homes
Quilt size is 40 inches by 40 inches approximately, low loft/flat batting; Packets of 6 inch, 7 inch or 8 inch squares; yardage; panels; Kits always available.
WALKER BAGS, WHEELCHAIR BAGS, WHEELCHAIR POCKETS
All-purpose threads, grey/beige; bias tape
Kits for all three items always available.
HATS FOR CANCER CENTERS
Soft cotton knits; fleece
Both fleece and cotton knit hat patterns and kits available.
Quilt size is approximately 36 inches by 40 inches; low loft/flat batting; panels, yardage
All designs welcome
Infant size in soft baby yarn
Yardage of juvenile (including teens) or bright prints
Here are the patterns...
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