Effective September 6, 2017, the hours for the
Stitchin' for Kids workshops will be 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Thanks to the generosity of owner Carolie Hensley,
the workshops are held at The Cotton Patch
1025 Brown Avenue, Lafayette, California.
Our gifts include doll wardrobes and accessories to be given with new Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, stuffed animals and other toys, plus quilts and blankets. We create many of our own patterns.
We make twice yearly donations to hospitals in Northern California and Washington.
Since 2009, volunteers who like to sew and knit have contributed to the project. They appreciate that their efforts will brighten a child's day.
Stitchin' for Kids is a group of volunteers who create gifts for children requiring extended stays in hospitals. The gifts are intended to entertain as well as to provide comfort. The gifts are designed for the needs of children of all ages.
Contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Many, but not all, of our gifts are created using patterns designed by our own volunteers. The development of these patterns was important in providing a tool for volunteers to participate in the project. This website provides free downloads of patterns to facilitate the distribution to volunteers. The patterns are intended to be used for the project. If you would like to use the patterns for personal reasons, we would appreciate you making a second item for the project.
Child Life Specialists in the hospitals have told us that our handmade gift brings an extra touch of love.
Effective October 2017, Stitchin' for Kids will be using Hearts 4 Hearts Dolls with our hospital donations. These dolls are slightly larger and taller than the Les Cheries, and adjustments are being made to our patterns to accommodate the different doll. Knitting patterns are not proving to be a problem as far as size, (except for hats that are being adjusted) so if you are donating knitted garments, please feel free to continue to use the patterns on our pattern page.