PRETTY PROJECT SHOWCASE

 
COMPLETED COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Arthur-Merow Family in Pocket Mode!!! 

2020 HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TAG POCKETS: Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, MD
As a service project, the Think Pink Club of Roland Park Country School colored hundreds of pocket tags and tied ribbons on pins to create the perfect complement to handsewn pockets. These tags were pinned to stacks of pockets that lovingly traveled to local hospitals and breast centers for cancer patients. Thanks to group leaders, Brianna and Mrs. Carter-Bey, for sharing the Pretty Pockets story and designing tags!

2019 SEWING GUILD MEETUP: Towson United Methodist Church in Towson, MD

In October, multiple sewing guilds and groups met up at Towson United Methodist Church to cut, sew, produce and tag hundreds of pockets for local breast cancer patients. There was plenty of work for everyone to do -- and plenty of food to sustain the group for the whole day!!! Thanks to church leadership for allowing us to use Fellowship Hall for our gathering. 

2016 YOUTH ON A MISSION: Towson United Methodist Church in Towson, MD

 

Several youth, ages 12-18, set out on a mission to help cancer patients during October's Breast Cancer Awareness month. Following a brief breast cancer/Pretty Pocket chat by Maryanne, the youth group colored gift tags, cut ribbon and thoughtfully put together hundreds of pre-sewn pockets. What a great bunch! Thanks to Pastor Margery for making the arrangements for this event; to all the youth and parents who attended and participated; and to Brianna for creating a lovely slideshow and personal introduction. 


2013 SEW IN: Joann Fabrics in Bel Air, MD
 

A group of dedicated sewers gathered at the local Joann's store this October to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month. Together, this crew cut and stitched several hundred pockets as gifts for local breast cancer patients. Special thanks to Regina for coordinating the event -- to all the fabulous ladies who attended and worked, powered only by donuts and iced tea --- to my girls for being such enthusiastic youthful givers --- to Kaitlyn for graciously giving us some media coverage --- and to Mom Merow for being our pockets greatest champion! 


2012 SEW IN: Joann Fabrics in Bel Air, MD
 
 
WOW!!! The sewing department manager offered to host a November SEW IN for a small group of interested women to help us prepare Pretty Pockets for breast cancer patients. Very cool!!! This group not only created a wonderful batch of pockets for St. Joseph Medical Center, but also took home bags of cut-outs AND stitched pockets at home and in sewing groups across Baltimore. After the holidays, I received hundreds of completed pockets to deliver to local medical facilities. This is so amazing to see our idea come to fruition; and to have others create such a loving, important gift for breast cancer patients. Thank you Regina. Judy and all the ladies who shared their time and talent this day and many more.





2011 SEW ON: Pretty Pockets ***This is an ongoing project. Inquire!***
Creative Blossoms is partnering with The Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital in Baltimore to provide drain bag covers for each breast cancer patient who undergoes partial or bilateral mastectomy. And, you can help!
 
Gather your favorite thread and soft flannel material to create small cover bags that prevent the rubber tubing and drain bulb from rubbing against (and irritating) skin. Contact Maryanne Arthur and we'll send you the pattern and/or all the supplies you need to bring a smile to breast cancer patients this spring. NOTE: This project can be machine or handsewn, but requires double stitching to prevent any mishaps.
 
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