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story.lead_photo.caption TIMES photograph by Annette Beard Cinda Wooldridge and Linda Pitts are organizing Stitched With Love to fill a need previously met by Grannies Quilts of Love, which disbanded this past year. An organizational meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, North Davis Street, Pea Ridge.

A warm, cozy quilt to hold or wrap up in can be a blessing.

Continuing the ministry of providing quilts to children in Arkansas Children's Hospital, Stitched With Love hopes to fill the void left by the retirement of Granny's Quilts of Love.

Stitched With Love

P.O. Box 721

Pea Ridge AR 72751

Former Granny's members Linda Pitts and Cinda Wooldridge incorporated Stitched With Love recently and have the first meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17.

"With Granny's retiring, we felt there was still a need at Children's," Pitts said. "Some of us wanted to keep making quilts. We thought we'd start a new group continuing the ministry of sending quilts to Children's."

There are some original members of Granny's Quilts of Love working with Stitched With Love, Wooldridge said.

Pitts is president; Wooldridge is treasurer; and Linda Birdcreek is secretary.

"Anyone interested, sewers and/or quilters... anyone interested in joining are welcome to come join us," Pitts said. "Also, if anyone wants to make donations to help us get up and going until established fundraisers is welcome to."

Donations of fabric, as well as money, are welcome, Wooldridge said.

"We're ready to get started sewing. We have a small supply of fabric ... and hope to start sewing quilts," Pitts said.

Both ladies said a basic knowledge of sewing is needed.

"A lot of the work is done at home," Wooldridge said, explaining that batting is cut at the meetings and then members take the quilts home to make them.

Pitts, who is retired, said she makes a couple of quilts a day.

The small quilts are made with fabrics that are bright and have child-friendly prints. They are given to children at ACH as an encouragement and testify that they are loved.

"We could give training," Wooldridge said, explaining that if someone is interested in being involved but doesn't feel confident of their sewing skills.

"Come visit!" she said.

There are also people who have expressed a desire to make pillows and loom hats. Any involvement is welcome, the ladies said.

Community on 04/04/2018

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