Nee­dle artists join hands in projects

The Covington News - - EDUCATION | OBITUARY -

A few months ago the Church Mouse Needlers of Mans­field United Methodist Church be­gan knit­ting, cro­chet­ing and us­ing a loom to make hats for new­borns at the Birth­care Cen­ter of New­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

When de­liv­er­ing the 40-50 hats monthly, co­or­di­na­tor Kathy Wil­liams men­tioned that be­gin­ning shortly be­fore Christ­mas that ba­bies leav­ing the hos­pi­tal are dressed in a large, red felt Christ­mas stock­ings and that the med­i­cal cen­ter would need a new sup­ply for 2013. The Needlers im­me­di­ately vol­un­teered to cut and sew the stock­ings.

The Cen­ter pro­vided two 20-yard bolts of red felt and white felt. Var­i­ous Needlers have com­pleted the first batch of 43.

Pic­tured is the youngest Needler, Averi Hil­ton, and Ruth Kil­gore with the 20 stock­ings they made. Both also make baby hats. Averi’s grand­mother, Ginia Pow­ell of New­born, chose this pro­ject to teach Averi how to sew.

For in­for­ma­tion about join­ing the Church Mouse Needlers call Betty Big­gers Smith at 770-786-7720 or Helen Har­ris at 770-784-1154.

Sub­mit­ted photo /The Cov­ing­ton News

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