South Charlotte

Sewing club helps out children at group home

The Sew Much Fun group at Sun City Carolina Lakes is a productive, often charitable, group of women who come together twice a month to make a positive difference in the lives of people.

Recently, this group of 34 devoted members produced some 16 attractive duffel bags and presented them to the local children's home for abused, neglected and abandoned children from Lancaster, York and Chester counties, according to Rose Good, president of the club.

“The Attention Home is a refuge for abused children who range in age from birth to 17 years,” Good says.

According to Good, the children stay for 90 days or until their case is settled.

They come into the home with only the clothing they are wearing.

“The bags will be used by the children to hold the clothing, toys and books provided to them by the home,” she said.

Janet Knight from the children's home told the Sun City group that they had run out of bags to give the children. She was very grateful for the group's donation.

The children's duffel project is ongoing for Sew Much Fun. “There is a never-ending supply of children going through the system,” Good said. The home operates on donations from the community, volunteers and some government grants, Good said.

The group has engaged in other charitable projects this year, too. They assembled more than 100 “preemie” shirts and presented them to Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hospital nursery unit. These shirts are given to the parents to take with them when they are able to take their premature babies home.

“There are sewers and non-sewers all working in assembly-line fashion, cutting, pressing, sewing and folding the items we are working on,” Good said. She says all their fabrics have been donated by residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes.

Sew Much Fun combined treasury funds with the Quilt-a-holics group and purchased sewing machines, rulers, cutters, and tables for the use of both groups.

Quilters get together

The quilters in our Indian Land area are “doers and shakers.” After my story following the Noah's Ark Challenge between the quilters of Oseola Scrap Happy Quilters and Sun City Quilt-a-holics, the Magic Needle Quilters at First Presbyterian in Lancaster invited these groups to an ice cream social. Rumor is that they surprised their guests with a lunch beforehand.

Later, several gals from the group headed to Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., for the American Quilter's Association Quilt Show.

Recently, the Oseola Scrap Happy Quilters donated a quilt to the Library Fun Festival coming up in October. The quilt will be used to raise money to help equip the new Del Webb Library in Indian Land.

Did I tell you about the Stitch and Chat group? They knitted some 22 helmet liners and shipped them off to servicemen.