"Super Sewing Sunday" Strives to Bring Comfort to Local Children
Ladies in Blue Earth had their own Super Bowl Sunday tradition.
Michele's Sewing and Quilting Center hosted about 15 ladies, who spent much of their Sunday, stitching together seamless stuffed animals.
The women gathered for what they call "Super Sewing Sunday," to assist different organizations in the community.
Shop Owner and Event Organizer Michele Hard said the cause varies every year. However, this year's mission is helping children, who lost their homes to fires.
"So when kids are in a time of stress or you know a fire or an accident, something like that can be so traumatic," said Hard.
"This is something little that we can do, that can bring them a little comfort."
Long–time volunteer Yvonne Cory said she is happy to donate her time to work towards something great.
"It's always a great time, it's such a diverse group of different ages and they're just a lot of fun," said Cory."And we've all got a common goal to help others and that's what it all about."
The sewing event included laughter and appetizing snacks, as if the big game was on in the background.
Hard said anyone can come and help out, regardless of your level of expertise.
"If they can hand sew, we can definitely have them hand–stitch some of the items closed," said Hard.
"If they're not experienced, we've got some gals in today that are just stuffing the animals for us, so all levels can participate." i
The group's goal is to make 110 stuffed animals. They will then hand out 10 each, to 11 of their local departments.
The group has until March 1 to finish all the stuffed animals.
For those interested in helping out, you can contact Michele's Sewing and Quilting Center in Blue Earth.