Child Life Specialists in the hospitals have told us that our handmade gift brings an extra touch of love.

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.

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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.  


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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.  

Our regularly scheduled Doll Day in April 2018 will have to be moved, due to a scheduling conflict. The new date is one week later, 

April 11,  beginning at 10 am at the Cotton Patch in Lafayette.  This is Boxing Day, when we get to see all the darling outfits and build the wardrobe boxes for the girls, so plan not to miss it.  It's a huge amount of fun!

Effective September 6, 2017, the hours for the

Stitchin' for Kids workshops will be 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Thanks to the generosity of owner Carolie Hensley,

the workshops are held at The Cotton Patch

1025 Brown Avenue, Lafayette, California.