Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog Hop



2 Bags Full 

Vicki, at 2 Bags Full, has organized another wonderful blog hop.  This is the first time World of Charity Stitching has participated in this hop.  Looks like a lot of fun, so hop right in!
 
 
WORLD OF CHARITY STITCHING



                    

World of Charity Stitching, started in 2007, is an online group of counted cross stitchers, quilters, crafters, and sewists from around the world who enjoy making and giving to those in need.  Our group makes lap quilts, therapy pillows, walker bags, tote bags, wheelchair bags, greeting cards, mug rugs, eyeglass cases, bookmarks, and other items to give to children in need and to the elderly in nursing homes/care facilities.

Our Valentine project last year yielded 126 cards and over 35 gift items distributed to seniors at Century Care and Berryhill Manor.  Our holiday card project resulted in enough cards for each resident at Forsyth House to receive one with their mug, mug rug, and assortment of candies, crackers, and  drink packets, plus over 40 holiday cards also went to Asbury Place. 
Gift totals for 2014 were: 51 quilts, 40 walker bags, 22 wheelchair bags, 15 therapy pillows, 56 totes, 32 bookmarks, and a host of other items including tins, book covers, card boxes and cases, fleece throws, file folders, sachets, and purchased gifts.  These gifts were delivered to Century Care Center, Berry Hill Manor, Favor House, Ronald McDonald House, Asbury Place, as well as two special requests to individuals.

Each year World of Charity Stitching continues to grow in size -we now have 335 members throughout the world:  USA, France, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Italy, the UK, Canada, to name a few. 

Anyone who enjoys cross stitching, quilting, knitting, embroidering, crocheting, or sewing, is welcome to join World of Charity Stitching (free internet membership) for the opportunity to use their talents to bring cheer and comfort to children and adults at a stressful time in their lives.  Our group accepts donations of quilting and sewing items, such as thread and fabric and monetary donations to help with costs of purchasing materials to make the gifts. 

Yahoo group owners/moderators:
Rachel, co-owner (AZ)
Peggy, co-owner (FL)    


One of our current quilt themes is Silhouettes.  This has been a fun stitching event that has garnered many different styles of silhouettes.   These stitched squares will be made into a beautiful quilt for a senior lady or man in a care facility.  Other themes currently open are Flowers, Cartoon Characters, and Valentine Cards.
 

If you are looking for a wonderful outlet for your stitching, sewing, crocheting, knitting or other craft hobby, this is the place to be.  There is great satisfaction to be gained in helping others less fortunate. 





4 comments:

  1. already follow just visiting from vicki's

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  2. You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!
    SuZeQ

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  3. What wonderful work you all do! I quilt for charity in my local area, particularly for the local battered women's shelter, adoption center, and hospice. It is very rewarding to me to be able to create some beautiful for someone else that might now otherwise have it.

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  4. Bless you for all the wonderful work you are doing and for being so caring. Thank you for inviting us over to visit and to hear about the work you and your group do.

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