North Kitsap Herald


Local quilters present quilts to Hospice of Kitsap

October 1, 2012 · 10:04 AM

KINGSTON — Members of the Silverdale chapter of the American Sewing Guild celebrated National Sewing Month in September by presenting Hospice of Kitsap County with 13 quilts.

The presentation was made Sept. 25 by guild members Dorothy Easterday and Jan King of the Kingston Neighborhood Sewing Group at the Fred Lowthian Inpatient Care Center on 570 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

American Sewing Guild is a national nonprofit organization with sewing chapters all over the United States. Every year, members donate their time to work on a national project. This year’s project focused on providing blankets to be crocheted, sewn or woven for a local charity/organization.  The Silverdale chapter includes 11 neighborhood groups from Port Orchard to Port Angeles.

Hospice of Kitsap County also receives donated quilts and lap robes from Sinclair Quilters, Kitsap Quilters, and Quilts from the Heart.

“These handmade treasures, sewn with love and care, are a significant part of providing a comfortable and homelike environment for hospice patients and their families,” Hospice spokeswoman Joanie Pearson said.

“At Hospice of Kitsap County, we are truly grateful and humbled by the care and generosity of these talented sewing groups. They exemplify our mission to provide dignity, compassion, and comfort for people completing life’s journey and for those who care for them.”


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