Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder


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Garden of Innocence by the Sea

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About a month ago my friend Tedi Patterson told me about The Garden of Innocence by the Sea, a non-profit organization that she has worked with in the past. It really got me thinking about what I could do to make a change in the world. This weighed heavy on my heart and I quickly came to the realization that I would be making quilts for these babies. Each quilt is only an 8 inch square. The ashes are wrapped in one of these quilts before they are placed in a burial urn. I’ve asked my friends at the Valley Modern Quilt Guild to help me make as many blocks as possible. And, this next week I will be asking my friends at Ventura Modern Quilt Guild to help as well. My father is a wood-worker and he is going to assist me with the urn construction. I realized that with all the strife in the world right now…mass shootings, fires…it’s very important for me to help in any way that I can. My goal is to have 200 of these quilts by Christmas time this year. The video below contains more information about The Garden of Innocence. Please watch it…thank you.


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The Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County

We spent the day in Ventura at Superbuzzy sewing quilt for the Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County. The Children’s Services Auxiliary is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to meet the needs of Ventura County’s court-dependent children. These children have been displaced from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. We had a great time visiting and sewing…thanks to everyone for their help!