There’s Comradery In Quilting
The Twisted Stitchers got started as a way to spend time with friends, according to Janet. “We like to knit and crochet and do fancy work, so we might as well do it together!”
“I didn’t crochet for awhile, but I decided I’d try it again,” claims Esther, who is now a dedicated member of the Stitchers. She, along with Marvel, find that it’s just a great way to spend the day. Marvel says simply that there’s never a dull moment when she’s stitching with her friends.
Marvel continues, “I really enjoy just being with them. It’s fun making things and being busy.”
Staying Busy While Doing Good
While it may be a great way to socialize with friends, the concept of the Twisted Stitchers arose from prior experience with serving others. Janet was a registered nurse who started knitting for the Committee Against Domestic Abuse House (CADA House) after she retired. Now, the Twisted Stitchers send their finished caps, hats, quilts, and more to organizations like the Ronald McDonald House and Veterans Affairs Hospitals.
“I really enjoy it because it’s a social occasion and yet we’re creating something to make people more comfortable, especially children,” says Janet proudly. As the ladies of the Twisted Stitchers will attest, there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when you’ve helped out other people.
As Janet puts it, “It’s a good feeling when you go to bed at night that you can look back and say, ‘I accomplished this.’ It was a good day.”