Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring is in the Air


Most of the USA and Canada has had more than the usual amount of snow this season.  Our group has been stitching a "Spring is in the Air" quilt theme in the hope it will brighten our days, as well as the seniors who will be receiving the finished quilts.  There is so much variety in this theme, as each member who is stitching has many patterns to choose from, either from their own stash or from free internet sites.  Some of the members have already stitched more than one piece. 





Thursday, February 19, 2015

Flowers in Bloom

Our group has had a good stitching time creating these beautiful flowers for a quilt or two.  Members choose their own patterns they have on hand or that they find on the internet.  Everyone seems to love flowers, so this was a very popular theme, especially for this time of year. 

We hope that by seeing these beautiful creations, you might be inspired to stitch for charity.  It is very rewarding to create gifts for those less fortunate, especially with our own hands and with our hearts.



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog Hop



2 Bags Full 

Vicki, at 2 Bags Full, has organized another wonderful blog hop.  This is the first time World of Charity Stitching has participated in this hop.  Looks like a lot of fun, so hop right in!
 
 
WORLD OF CHARITY STITCHING



                    

World of Charity Stitching, started in 2007, is an online group of counted cross stitchers, quilters, crafters, and sewists from around the world who enjoy making and giving to those in need.  Our group makes lap quilts, therapy pillows, walker bags, tote bags, wheelchair bags, greeting cards, mug rugs, eyeglass cases, bookmarks, and other items to give to children in need and to the elderly in nursing homes/care facilities.

Our Valentine project last year yielded 126 cards and over 35 gift items distributed to seniors at Century Care and Berryhill Manor.  Our holiday card project resulted in enough cards for each resident at Forsyth House to receive one with their mug, mug rug, and assortment of candies, crackers, and  drink packets, plus over 40 holiday cards also went to Asbury Place. 
Gift totals for 2014 were: 51 quilts, 40 walker bags, 22 wheelchair bags, 15 therapy pillows, 56 totes, 32 bookmarks, and a host of other items including tins, book covers, card boxes and cases, fleece throws, file folders, sachets, and purchased gifts.  These gifts were delivered to Century Care Center, Berry Hill Manor, Favor House, Ronald McDonald House, Asbury Place, as well as two special requests to individuals.

Each year World of Charity Stitching continues to grow in size -we now have 335 members throughout the world:  USA, France, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Italy, the UK, Canada, to name a few. 

Anyone who enjoys cross stitching, quilting, knitting, embroidering, crocheting, or sewing, is welcome to join World of Charity Stitching (free internet membership) for the opportunity to use their talents to bring cheer and comfort to children and adults at a stressful time in their lives.  Our group accepts donations of quilting and sewing items, such as thread and fabric and monetary donations to help with costs of purchasing materials to make the gifts. 

Yahoo group owners/moderators:
Rachel, co-owner (AZ)
Peggy, co-owner (FL)    


One of our current quilt themes is Silhouettes.  This has been a fun stitching event that has garnered many different styles of silhouettes.   These stitched squares will be made into a beautiful quilt for a senior lady or man in a care facility.  Other themes currently open are Flowers, Cartoon Characters, and Valentine Cards.
 

If you are looking for a wonderful outlet for your stitching, sewing, crocheting, knitting or other craft hobby, this is the place to be.  There is great satisfaction to be gained in helping others less fortunate. 





Sunday, January 4, 2015

2014 Year in Review



2014 was a terrific year for WOCS.  These are the items that were delivered to various elderly care facilities, the Ronald McDonald House, the Favor House and to special individuals.

First Quarter: 126 Valentine cards, wood roses, scarves and 26 other gift items (eyeglass cases, totes, wheelchair/walker bags, pillows)

Second Quarter: 12 quilts, 17 wheelchair bags, 8 walker bags, 13 totes, and 23 other gifts.   

Third Quarter:  2 quilts, 14 walker bags, 4 totes, 2 wheelchair bags and 3 pillows, 5 other gift items, 6 embroidered bibs, 4 fabric file folders.

Fourth Quarter:  37 quilts, 32 bookmarks, 5 wall hangings, 11 pillows, 12 totes, 3 fleece throws, 18 walker bags, 3 wheelchair bags, filled gift mugs with mug rugs, sachets, tins, eyeglass cases, towels, card cases, a covered journal, 27 gift-filled children’s totes, 7 draw string bags, stuffed toys, baby bibs, and 100+ holiday cards

Thanks to all our quilters, stitchers, sewists, and those who supported the group with encouragement and financial aid.

If you are not a member of our group, why not make a New Year's resolution to join our group and stitch for our many projects in the New Year.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Quilts and Gifts Delivered for Christmas


 These are a few of the quilts and other items delivered recently to the Forsyth House in Milton, FL, as part of our holiday gift-giving:   27 quilts 26 Bookmarks, 6 Sachets, 5 Card cases w/cards, 2 travel tins, 1 Fleece throw, 2 bags of medals (for prizes at the home), 10 Pillows, 3 Wheel Chair Bags, 17 Walker Bags, 4 towels, 2 Nativity wall hangings and coffee/tea mugs with mug rugs - filled with chocolate, tea, coffee packets, small packet of cookies or crackers and a candy cane, with an ornament as the bow and cross stitched cards for each resident.













































 













Gift bags and quilts were also delivered to the Favor House, a domestic violence shelter and to Asbury Place, another care facility.







Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rainbow Mandala Stitch A Long

The members of World of Charity Stitching are currently stitching these pretty circles, called Mandala (Rainbow).  They are a free chart from Stickeule .  Renate, who is very generous, offers a variety of free charts.  Our group has stitched some of her other charts and the squares have been made into beautiful quilts for seniors.

The members were asked to stitch these charts using whatever color they desired and as you can see, there is a nice variety of color combinations.  The squares are still coming in and one of our newest members even stitched two of them.  






Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mittens Stitch-A-Long




The members of World of Charity Stitching are having a Stitch A Long, stitching these cute little mittens, to be made into a quilt. Aren't they adorable? The chart is a freebie from Anne at http://anne-les-petites-croix.pagesperso-orange.fr/

If you enjoy stitching for charity, you can join our group at any time. We are always stitching new themes for quilts.  



https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WOCS/