Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sewing Items For Worthy Causes

From the Capital-Gazette
South County Sew Time ministry new members Carol Moran (left) and Sue Dippel work on the design 
of their first Busy Quilt for Alzheimer's patients. (By Jerri Anne Hopkins / Correspondent)
About six years ago, Cindy Beals, a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, began a small sewing group at the church to make items to donate to worthy causes.
It became so popular they were holding two monthly meetings, one during the day led by Beals, and an evening session led by Barbara Harmel.
The South County Sew Time Ministry now has more than 100 members from three local Catholic parishes – Holy Family in Davidsonville, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Edgewater, and Our Lady of Sorrows in West River. They turn out items for adults and children with life-threatening illnesses or who are experiencing difficult times.
The group holds evening meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at Holy Family, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Their current project is Busy Quilts for Alzheimer's patients. These are lap-sized quilts with various notions – pockets, zippers, buttons, bits of fur or feathers, beads – attached. Alzheimer's patients often pick at things or themselves so the quilts keep their hands safely busy.
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