For 19 years, the FPC Sewing Group has been a fellowship and service small group that helps others in our church, community and internationally by using our sewing talents to aid special groups with unique needs. Non-sewers contribute invaluable aid in pressing, cutting out, pinning, etc. We would love to have you join our group which generally meets on the first and third Mondays from 10 AM to 3 PM in the Multipurpose Room. We do easy projects suitable for beginners to learn to sew, such as tote bags, pillowcases and blankets! We have also added a 5th Monday this year for personal sewing, knitting, crocheting and crafts. All are invited to participate. Sew Much Comfort: To look more normal while recovering or going back to duty or to other careers, wounded warriors who have lost limbs are asking for and we adapted uniforms or other clothing like jeans, shirts, jackets, shorts or slacks. Boulder Crest Retreat at Bluemont, Virginia: A newer outreach which provides, free of charge, a country setting retreat experience for seriously wounded warriors and their families to reconnect and recover. We have provided tote bags, blank banners for art therapy workshops, lap quilts, plus toiletry kits for female soldier retreats. See brochure on MPR bulletin board or go to website at www.bouldercrestretreat.org The Lullaby Project –We have been making blankets or small receiving blankets which are being used by The Lullaby Project and Brother to Brother Foundation to provide birthing kits to groups going on mission trips where they are needed. The birthing kits include baby caps, a receiving blanket, a blanket and medical supplies for a safer delivery. Http://lullabyproject1.wix.com/lullabyproject Ryan’s Case for Smiles – Pillowcases are made to cheer and delight young cancer patients. We are also providing maternity tops for the Gabriel Project. Women contribute their time and… Continue Reading Sewing Group
GIG (Gals in Guatemala) will be participating in a mission trip to McAllen, TX, in October, working with the Sacred Heart Respite Center, where 200+ refugees a day are being welcomed and serviced. If you sew, we invite you to make pillow covers with a zipper for 12 x 16 inch pillows for the refugees. We will take the pillow covers with us and will order the pillows and have them shipped to McAllen. If you don’t sew, but would like to help, gift cards from Joann’s Fabrics or Amazon, or cash donations would help cover the cost of the pillows. Please see/contact Carolyn Thalman (email@example.com) for more information and suggested instructions for making the pillows.