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Sewing group honors Chambers
Sharing God’s Warmth group recognized member Harriet Chambers for her extraordinary contributions to the team.
Sharing God’s Warmth is a group that formed in 2007 to make warm clothing and quilts for the needy.
On Feb. 16, the group dedicated their latest contribution to mankind – 46 sweaters/vests, 47 hats, 10 scarfs and six afghans. Chambers was the guest of honor at the dedication.
“Harriet was surprised during the dedication of the knitted projects when she learned that she was the guest of honor at the salad pot luck which was held after church,” said a group spokesperson. “It was a time to rejoice in Harriet’s dedication, contributions, and talents that she has so freely given to all of the Sharing God’s Warmth projects.”
According to the group, since the beginning of the Sharing God’s Warmth mission in 2007, over 1,200 lives have been impacted by the gift of a sweater, vest, quilt, “little dress”, “little britches”, hat, scarf, or afghan. Chambers does not know how many sweaters, vests, quilts, dresses or hats she has made but her contribution at the sewing meetings is “huge.”
According to the spokesperson, Chambers made 25 of the 46 sweaters and vests which were just dedicated. Chambers has also made 100 “little dresses” which will be dedicated very soon. Chambers knits her sweaters and vests by hand and also with a knitting machine.
Chambers makes most of her dresses from the fabric that has been donated to the church. She adds her own style to each dress by adding creative pockets and trims.
The Sharing God’s Warmth team loves to take time to view each sweater and dress that Harriet has made and pause to imagine the child that will receive the remarkable gift, noted the group spokesperson.
Chambers has a special gift of combining colors and fabrics, primarily from the church fabric stash, and creating quilts that any person would cherish. Harriet admits that her least favorite part of the quilt- making process is attaching the binding .
The Sharing God’s Warmth team is grateful for all the contributions of yarn, fabric, batting, thread and notions which make the construction of all the projects possible; and grateful for the space dedicated by the church for housing the needed materials; and grateful for the contributions of money to support the projects.