Volunteers Make Pillowcases for the Seasons

Holy Cross Lutheran Church’s “Sip N Sew” is a group of women who are spreading the seasonal cheer through the linens at Midland Memorial Hospital. The ladies originally began making Christmas stockings for babies born Christmas Day. In addition, they made quilts for patients at the Allison Cancer Center throughout the year with even more emphasis on holidays. When extra scraps of fabric, donated by The Midland Quilters Guild, began piling up, they made 100 pillow cases as well.  

When the Christmas pillowcases turned out to be such a big hit with the patients, Sip N Sew began making them for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day the Easter holidays, too.  

“Lying in a hospital doesn’t feel like Christmas, but lying on a Christmas pillow feels like Christmas,” says Millie Maxson, one of the volunteers. “It’s such a joy to know you’re bringing comfort to someone [who can’t spend the holiday’s at home].”                

They are currently making 25 pillowcases for Easter and are planning to start providing for the 4th of July and Halloween.  

In addition to the stockings and pillowcases, the women also make clothes for stillborn babies at the hospital. The idea originated from “Diana’s Angels” who began making clothing small enough to fit these babies. These tiny gowns clothe the babies for the funeral, bringing comfort to their families.   

To donate material or learn more contact Kim Modisett at 432-221-1542.  

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