Community Service

Giving back is a vital part of a full and rewarding life. What could be more fulfilling than doing what you love to do (sewing) while contributing to the quality of life of others in need within your own community?

Throughout the country, ASG has become synonymous with charitable acts of sewing.

2014 Community Service Project - Patient Recovery Pillows

We have been asked by the Volunteer Program Coordinator for the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez to sew pillows. They need approx. 60-80 per week which is a lot for us to do. My feeling is for this to be an ongoing project. Almost any fabric will work as long as it is not scratchy and it should be washable. Fabric was gathered from the stash sale for the pillows which I will prepare as needed. Please keep in mind that any leftover scraps or fabric in your stash (think sample quilt blocks) will be greatly welcomed also. Cut squares and stock pile them--bring to NG or a meeting. It was suggested that they be 17” square—but think about it--almost any size will work. They are used for protection after chest surgery and bodies come in all sizes. I suggested that we do the sewing only as the Coordinator has another group that will do the stuffing. Sew around all 4 corners and leave a space “open” along one side for stuffing. They will be closed with a fusible and ironed to complete. If you have stuffing and want to complete the pillows this will be perfectly acceptable. This is an easy project but will have a huge impact in patient lives. Please feel free to contact me for info; and/or how to deliver or have a pick-up of fabric or sewn squares. Happy Sewing

Jan Driscoll, Community Service Chair




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