DALEVILLE, Ind. —
Busy hands, happy hearts.
Women at Daleville Christian Church recently launched a new program that taps into the creative side of participants while reaching out to help others. Everyone has a pretty darned good time doing it, too.
Last Saturday, quilts and teddy bears were in progress, while others were learning how to knit, crochet and embroider. A table nearby held skeins of yarn. On another, lengths of fabric were neatly arrayed. All around the large worktables, hands were at work accompanied by a steady flow of pleasant chatter and laughter.
This was just the second meeting of the Christian Women’s Fellowship group dedicated to stitching, knitting, crochet, crewel and more. For those who know what they’re doing, it’s a time to enjoy and share their craft with the fellowship of kindred souls. For those who don’t know how, it’s a place to learn. In the end, the quilts and teddy bears and blankets and hats that are created will go to warm others in need — their hearts as well as their bodies.
“There’s just so much to do for people,” said organizer Susie Freeman. She’s hoping to see more people from the area join the group. Currently, the main focus is to create lap quilts and teddy bears. The lap quilts will go to patients at local hospitals. The fleece teddy bears will go to local police and fire departments to give to small children involved on a run. Freeman said the group also offers an opportunity just to be with other women, talk and have fun.
“We’re hoping to bring people in from the community,” said Freeman. “We’ll teach people how to quilt. They can donate them or keep them…. I’m hoping that the young people will start doing some of this.”
The fellowship group meets every first and third Saturday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the downstairs family room of the church, 14220 W. Daleville Rd.
Quilts and bears to help patients, children
DALEVILLE, Ind. —
Busy hands, happy hearts.
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Community Briefs: April 21
A compilation of community news as published in the Monday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
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