Stuff of Interest
Please join us for brunch at our next meeting - bring a dish to share and meet representatives of some of the charities we support.
Our August meeting was very special because we celebrated the birthday of the first recipient of one of our Hero Blankets! It was Madison Walker's 8th birthday. Her mother Dawn and brother Gregory and Daryl Mackin of A Soldier's Child joined in the celebration. For more details about Madison, her party and A Soldier's Child, please see the attached article.
Our latest contribution to Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center:
We had an interesting and busy meeting this month. Not only were we visited by Bonnie Burch of the Williamson Herald, but we also welcomed Daryl Mackin, the founder and Executive Director, of A Soldier's Child. This non-profit "adopts" children who have lost a parent while on active duty and provides gifts for them on their birthdays.
Molly Chatterjee introduced us to Ann Wire, the Director of Volunteers at Baptist Hospital, who stopped by our March meeting to thank us for all the items we've donated for the babies at Baptist. She was impressed with the number of avid stitchers in our group and told us how much our handcrafted items brighten up the otherwise sterile hospital environment. She also told us that Baptist would love to have lap quilts & prayer shawls for their adult patients, so we now have more options of what to make.
October & November Donations
In the last two months we’ve donated:
37 lap quilts to Vanderbilt
24 baby blankets & 15 baby hats to Baptist Hospital
45 baby blankets & 66 baby hats to Centennial Women’s Center
30 hats to Room in the Inn
78 hats, 14 scarves, 5 scarf & hat sets, and 17 blankets to Graceworks
115 Skeins; 52,108 yds; 886 oz! That's how much yarn we were able to purchase thanks to the generosity of the Brentwood Noon Rotary Club. The 19 stitchers who joined us this month enjoyed selecting from a wide assortment of yarns and colors for their next projects.
Fourteen of us met in the Fall Conference room and enjoyed a companionable morning of stitching. We extend a warm welcome to Marilyn Naylor who joined us for the first time. By our next meeting we hope to have used the generous gift from the Rotary Club to have purchased more yarn.