Sewing Hands

Sewing Hands

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sewing Hands contributes to United Methodist Church Mission

Sewing Hands from Florida and Tennessee contributed to the dresses and shorts seen in this picture.  This article was taken from the North Naples (FL) United Methodist Church newsletter.

On March 22nd, Youth 4 Orphans sent a team of 7 people to LaGonave, Haiti to visit 2 orphanages along with the Village School East.  Our team was blessed to spend 5 days with 195 children leading worship, playing games, doing crafts, and performing biblical skits.  We partnered with Ed and Sally Ritter of God's Face Haiti Mission and community leaders to further support Sanouvaye Orphanage and the Village School East.

2015 Project Announced

The 2015 Sewing Hands project is......


Forge Ridge is located on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. The winters there are especially cold and they normally receive a lot of snow and ice. This school has over 200 students from Pre-K through 8th grade, therefore it will most likely be our project for both 2015 and 2016.

Sharon spoke with Principal Cosby and he was astounded that Sewing Hands wanted to give each child a quilt or blanket. He stated that this was an area that would appreciate such a blessing.
Deborah and Sharon will be meeting with Principal Cosby in August and will then post more on the time table and the grades that will be sewn for first.

Other than our 400 pieces of clothing to the Bahamas and Haiti, this will be our largest undertaking. Any help you can give with tying fleece blankets or sewing scrappy squares will definitely be needed. Our shelves are completely bare after this past very harsh winter season. Please share our endeavors with friends, family, Sunday School classes and women's groups. Contributions of fabric, fleece, Joann Fabric gift cards or money are always welcomed.

We now have approximately 10 "Sewing Hands". If you know of anyone who would like to join us please let Sharon or Deborah know. We currently have "hands" in California, Indiana, Michigan, Florida and Tennessee.

Second Project for 2014

The Shepherd's Home The Shepherd's Home in Jacksboro, Tennessee is going to be our second project for 2014.  They are a transition home for women recovering from drug addiction.  In August, we will be delivering 9 quilts with matching pillowcases and 6 children's fleece blankets to them.  They are very excited that Sewing Hands will be helping them brighten up the bedrooms.

Fortunately all of the blankets, pillowcases and quilt tops are already made!!!  Sharon just has to quilt the tops and put the binding on.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this second project.  Pictures will be posted soon.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Brrrrr, this Winter has been cold!

Sewing Hand Sharon took a break from quilting to try crocheting.  Look at the scarves and hats she made for our future winter projects!

Monday, January 27, 2014

New "sewing hand"

Meet Cheryl Walker, our newest "sewing hand".  Cheryl has made this beautiful quilt top for one of our 2014 projects.  Great job Cheryl - we are so happy you are now a part of our group.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Indiana Blankets

We've received a wonderful thank you for the blankets we sent to Indiana.  Meet Stephanie Kaczor-Niemeyer.  She is a member of a team called Saints on the Streets.  They search out the homeless and provide them with blankets, food gift cards, hygiene items etc.  As you can see from the picture below, Stephanie was so thrilled with the boxes we sent her that she tried to display it all !!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Super Girls of New Horizons of SW Florida

On Friday, the Super Girls and their mentors met to make fleece blankets for Sewing Hands.  The girls who participated were: Eileen, Esmearda, Itzel, Arely, Laura, Araceli, Anaika, Daisy, Jennifer, Rocia, Aracely and Annai.

Jennifer - hard at work cutting the fringe

Anaika, Rocia and Aracely displaying the great job they did

Annai and her mentor, Sue Price

Aracely, Rocia and Debbie

THANK YOU to these wonderful girls!  This is an annual event and they are always so excited and happy to be a part of Sewing Hands.