Sewist’s Name: Carrie Brooks from Olathe, Kansas
Type of Project: Garment
Pattern: Quilted Hugs Project Pattern (click here)
Featured Date: 11-15-23
Hello! My name is Carrie Brooks, I live in Olathe, KS. I’ve been sewing since Home Ec class, and was also mentored by my Mom, who was an expert seamstress. She taught me to rip out the ”not so good parts” and to have the patience to “make it right”.
Since retiring, I’ve been able to sew and quilt more. I enjoy making useful items for family and friends. I have been making Quilted Hugs. They are nice for nursing home residents who always seem to be chilly and for those undergoing any type of chemo or medical treatment. The design allows for easy access to ports.
The design/pattern is from the Quilted Hug Project, which is a pay it forward project. You can find them on Facebook and YouTube. (Click here for a link to the pattern.)
I was gifted a fabric stash/collection belonging to a girlfriend’s mom. So far, I’ve made four Hugs from the stash and have three more spoken for. I do not charge for these, they are donated as I can.
The inside of the Hugs are lined with fleece and have inside pockets. The back is squared off to allow for easily toileting. The last three pictured also have outer pockets.
My goal is that each recipient feels as if they are embraced in a truly loving warm hug. It certainly brightens my day to feel I’ve comforted someone.
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