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Quilt Sew-Ciety Brings One Million Pillowcase Challenge to St. Anthony

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The Quilt Sew-Ciety group has taken on the American Patchwork & Quilters ‘Make a Pillowcase, Make a Difference’ project by sewing decorative pillowcases that are donated to help others. The challenge began about a year ago, with the goal of making a difference in communities nationwide, one pillow case at a time, by reaching one million pillowcases by the end of this year. Meg Snyder, spokesperson for the Quilt Sew-Ciety group, said that the donation to St. Anthony brought the number of pillowcases sewn and donated from this quilting group to nearly 700. The group meets once a month, in Storm Lake, to share ideas and projects from members who come from Alta, Storm Lake, Cherokee, Spencer, Schaller, Early, Sac City, Lytton, Rockwell City, Holstein, Galva, Aurelia, Newell, Ida Grove, Arthur, Nemaha, Carroll, and Breda.

Also given to St. Anthony’s surgery department were ‘ouch pouches’ sewn by members of St. Bernard’s parish, in Breda. The pouches are designed with a pocket that can be filled with soft stuffing, or even an ice pack, to give relief to surgery patients who have had procedures that leave tender, sensitive wounds under the arm or upper torso areas. The pouches have a strap that can be worn over the shoulder, leaving both hands free while still comforting the affected areas. Ms. Snyder also brought in several infant afghans that she had crafted to donate to newborn babies at St. Anthony.

On hand, from St. Anthony, was Karen Timm, Vice President for Patient Services, who thanked each of the quilters for their time, talent and help in easing the discomforts of surgery patients. “We can’t tell you how much our patients will appreciate your handiwork,” said Timm. Other nursing staff on hand to receive the donations were Katie Towers, Education Director; Cheri Theulen, Same Day Surgery & Infusion Therapy Director; and Linda Petersen, Surgery Director.

Anyone wanting more information about the Quilt Sew-Ciety group can contact Meg Snyder, at 712-830-3544.


Last updated ( Wednesday, 25 August 2010 )

St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
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Carroll, IA 51401