• Want to Help Out?

    Anyone wishing to help sew, iron, fold, or sort fabric is invited to join us weekly on Thursdays and monthly on third Sundays. We encourage and help each other in the making of each item. The Stitchers members and volunteers have many shared years of experience and would love to have you come and join the fun and fellowship. No experience needed.

    Where:
    Glen Allen Church of Christ
    11064 Staples Mill Rd.
    Glen Allen, VA 23060

    When:
    Thursdays
    -- 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    3rd Sunday of each month
    -- noon to 5:00 p.m.

  • Donations accepted

    • 100% cotton quilting fabrics
    • 108" wide backing fabrics
    • Cotton batting
    • Thread
    • Sewing machines
    • 1/4" feet for low shank machines
    • Rotary rulers and blades
    • Anything used in Quilt making
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A new Project for Us

Stitchers is now making special quilts for blind and sight challenged children.  Each quilt is 36 inch Sq. made with 9 different feeling fabrics, sorted colors, and most squares are embellished with some type of object such as a zipper, pad of different feeling substance, a child’s wash mitt, etc.   This allows the child to feel many surprising objects and cloth textures.    The backing is always total black so a brightly colored toy can be placed on the quilt for play by a child with may have some sight ability.  We all feel blissed that we can be a part of this great work.    For more information you can contact Tracy Deluca, Education Coordinator, Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired, 804-371-3102, WWW.vdbvi.org, or TGracy.Deluca@dbvi.virginia.gov.

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Updated Quilting Numbers

As of May 28, 2018 we’ve distributed:

  • 4180 quilts
  • 3410 wheelchair bags
  • 6687 misc. items
  • 1338 pillowcases
We also take donations in support of our cause
  • 100% cotton quilting fabrics
  • 108″ wide backing fabrics
  • cotton batting
  • Thread
  • Rotary rulers
Help us help others!

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR THOSE THAT SEW AND HAVE UFOs

I have talked with so many people that would like to come and join us but live out of the area or even out of state. So here is what you can do should you have some spare time, blocks laying around, UFOs, etc. You can mail or ship them to us at Glen Allen Church, ATTN: Stitchers, 11064 Staples Mill Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060. We will be happy to complete them into finished quilts and donate them out. If you like making quilt tops and need a theme, we always need kids themed and especially young boys ages 5 to 12. Seems most ladies like to make girls quilts but least we forget that boys are in need too. If you need a tax donation letter please include that in the package. My heart felt thanks to those that have sent us quilt tops from TX and FL. Need more information, just email me at jnjotto@gmail.com or call direct to 804-556-3234, I have an answering machine so if leaving a msg. please talk slow as I listen slow 🙂

Massey Cancer Center

We are in the Advance publication from Massey Cancer Center

New Year

We finished the year with some very good numbers for donated items:  Quilts 1062, wheelchair bags 1700, pillowcases and other items 2952.    Happy faces making and happy faces receiving.   During the year our numbers have ranged from 12 to 27 sewing on Thursdays and 5 to 10 sewing on the third Sunday afternoon sessions.   The plans for 2012:   have fun, teach some new methods, spend some time going over old rules for strip piecing and sewing on borders to keep everything even for the longarmer 🙂

A Gift for Kara

A Busy Month

May has been a busy month.  May 1 was the Quiltathon at a local quilt shop to raise funds for VCU Massey Cancer Center.  The Stitchers for a Cause Team took first place for raising funds in the machine quilting category!

Our team with one of the quilts during the Quiltathon

Our latest numbers for items donated to date are:

Quilts – 449

Walker/Wheelchair Bags – 1181

Other Items – 817