Lately, we’ve been seeing so many awesome stories of sewists of all ages doing amazing things to help those in need. Check out six recent news pieces to get great ideas on how you can lend a hand, too!
- Threads of Love Sewn for Premature Babies: A South Carolina group who gathers to sew items for premature babies that are living or have passed away
- Downer’s Students Sew for Children: Illinois high school students learning to sew by making pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer
- Special Mission: A veteran honors soldiers by creating unique quilted flags.
- Local volunteer group makes ‘Little Dresses for Africa,’ Haiti and beyond: Michigan sewists who’ve made almost 4,000 dresses for children in need
- Sewing in a little love at Legacy: A New York group that’s sewn more than 10,000 “comfort dolls” for hospitalized children
- Dresses that make a difference: High school students sewing dresses for Dress a Girl Around the World
Don’t forget about Sew News‘ 2011 effort–Sew Your Support: Operation Alzheimer’s Prevention.
We’ve been receiving dozens of beautiful quilts and there’s still plenty of time to contribute. In fact, I just stitched up a lap quilt to donate using the free “Fond Memories” pattern, and it only took me one afternoon! Get all the information and the quilt pattern here. (See Assistant Editor Kari Bjordahl’s lovely handiwork above.) And be sure to share any other great stories and ideas for charitable sewing in the comments section below!