Women Find Common Bond in Sewing Group

Published 10/22 2013 06:35PM

Updated 10/23 2013 08:43AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A simple idea has turned into a rewarding experience for a group of women in St. Joseph.

Residents of Living Community of St. Joseph are creating quilts, blankets, purses and more to auction off next month. The proceeds will benefit various non-profits in the area.

The women behind the hard work are members of the facility’s Pins and Needles club.

Resident Juanita Gach started the club five years ago.

“It has been a great reward to be able to donate and give to our underprivileged in our community,” Gach said.

While the group is working for a good cause, the women also say it is a great way to keep active and socialize with others.

“Since I am alone now I like to keep busy and it is fun to come up here and talk with the girls and giggle,” resident Betty Headrick said.
Headrick created a quilt for the auction.

Another resident, Hazel Anderson, also created a quilt.

“I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t have something like this,” Anderson said.

The group’s generosity is not going unnoticed. Assistant administrator Peggy Evans has watched the group grow and flourish.

“All of their creations are beautiful and imaginative,” she said. “I think the most beautiful thing to come out of this is the friendships and that whole concept of coming together to help others.”

The auction will be held November 16th at Living Center’s Benedictine Hall.

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