Sew-in to aid cancer patients

MARIETTA – A local sewing group is looking for volunteers to help those battling cancer in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

On July 30, quilters are expected to gather around Quilter’s Corner, at 400 Tennis Center Drive, to participate in a sew-in.

“This is a charity event and we like to give to needy causes,” said Jenice Miller, owner of Quilter’s Corner.

In the past few years the store has made quilts for Alzheimer’s patients in nursing homes as well as quilting for cancer patients several times in the past.

“It means the world to me to be able to give something that will bring a smile to someone’s face, especially someone who needs some relief,” Miller said. “Having cancer is so very traumatic and if we can do something to help, we will.”

Miller expects about 14 volunteers to show up July 30 and participate in the event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The chemo caps created during the sew-in will be donated to patients receiving treatment at Marietta Memorial Hospital and Camden Clark Medical Center.

Volunteers are asked to bring their sewing machines and any fabric they wish to donate to the event.

Sewing kits and lunch will be provided.

“We provide the snacks, lunch and refreshments,” Miller said. “It is really a good time where we talk and tell jokes while helping people.”

Registration to participate is recommended by visiting Quilter’s Corner or calling the store at (740) 373-6150.