Happy 25th Anniversary Stitchers!February 17th, 2010
by Tyree Hilkert
The St. Anthony Stitchers celebrated their 25th anniversary yesterday in St. Rita’s Hall at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Pacifica. Founded in 1985 by Alice Alexander, who went to her rest in 2003 at age 95, the Stitchers sew, knit, and crochet clothes, quilts, hats and other items for our guests, especially the children.
As I always tell the school volunteer groups on the tour of the Free Clothing Program, “This quilt keeps the kid warm. Corporal works of mercy. But when a mom, after a long day of taking care of her children, no money to pay the bills, and the wolf at the door, can look down and say, ‘Wow. Someone I don’t even know went to all the trouble to make this for me.’ That’s the spiritual works of mercy.”
God bless our Stitchers and their love made manifest in the items they give to our guests.
One of the husbands is a retired professional photographer, and we’ll be working to load his pictures on picasaweb. When we do, we’ll post the link here.
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