Stitching Sisters: Together with or without a home for sewing

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Stitching Sisters began in 2004 as a way to bring comfort to cancer patients who were going through chemotherapy.

Since the beginning, leaders of the nonprofit group say more than 26,000 quilts have been sewn.

Recently, the group began looking for a new home because the building they have been using was sold.

The group’s founder, Joanne Lester, said she thinks they’ve found a new place. Until that deal is sealed, the volunteers show up on Thursdays at a member’s home. 

There are nearly 300 people at any time who help with everything from sewing, transportation to giving donations.

There is a core group of about 20 volunteers who show up every Thursday and others who Lester calls her silent army who quilt from home. Many of them she has never met.

To get involved with Stitching Sisters click here.

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