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Community Service

All in Stitches value statement says that one of the reasons we exist is to serve the community with our talents. On this page, you will see what we have been working on and you may find a place to participate with us.
We often present opportunities for our members to make items that will better others' lives. Frequently, we work on projects as a group. However, these projects are not necessarily ongoing, but you may work on any that you like.

Information on patterns, where to donate, etc is listed below. 

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HomeFront Heroes

HomeFront Heroes is a generous sewing group that makes quilts for local First Responders and disabled Veterans who need the comfort of a beautiful quilt. 

HFH meets monthly on the third Tuesday at Quilting Mayhem  (1011 2nd St., Snohomish).  The doors open at 10:00 a.m.  You must register and pay $5 ahead of time on the Calendar. Just scroll down on the calendar to the third Tuesday block and click on Open Sew. 

Quilting Mayhem generously supplies us with a fabulous room for sewing until 3:45. They also provide irons, ironing boards, and cutting boards. There's an elevator to make it easy to haul our machines and supplies up and down the stairs.
This month we will continue working on our current quilts. If you prefer not to bring your sewing machine, we also need people to sit and hand sew on bindings and labels or iron and cut for others as they sew, etc.

You may pack a lunch, eat at a nearby restaurant, or have sandwiches/pizza delivered.  An added bonus will be 15% off of all fabric and notions at Quilting Mayhem on our sew days.

If you have questions, call Judy Madsen at 206-696-0136 or email her at


Doll Quilts

Doll or Teddy Bear Quilts are small projects, fun to make and good for practice on piecing, quilting and binding. You can use orphan blocks, 5" charm squares (or any size squares) or even a whole cloth to make the tops. Of course child themed fabrics are great, but any fabric can be used. 
Exact size is not important, approximately 25" square is a good goal. There is not a certain pattern, just use your skills to make a top, add batting and backing, quilt and then bind. If you need help with any of these steps, attend SewDaze and help is there in abundance!

These quilts are donated to Christmas House, a "store" that allows parents to shop for their children for no charge.

Completed quilts may be brought to Kim Thompson at SewDaze or AIS meetings. Deadline to turn them in for this year's Christmas House is November.

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Dog Bone Pillows

AIS has made dog bone pillows for a local Hospice, Contiuum Health. If you are interested in this project, you may contact Heather Peterson, Volunteer Coordinator at 425-961-9500 or for donation instructions and then make pillows as desired.

Visit Hello Sewing for pattern

Heart Pillows

Heart Pillows are small and fast to make, but they give big comfort to those who are recovering from breast cancer surgery. Tucked under an arm, or seatbelt to relieve pressure on sensitive areas, the pillows are useful in various ways. The cancer center allows patients to choose a pillow as needed. We have donated to Providence Cancer Center (across from Providence Hospital in Everett).

Before sewing, call 425-297-5500, ask for Volunteer Room to find out if they are accepting donations.

Open Wednesdays/Thursdays.

If dropping off, you may pull up in front, no need to park in garage.

Pillow Pattern pdf


Bosom Buddy

AIS is planning to make Bosom Buddies to make wearing a seatbelt more comfortable for those who have had breast surgery. These will be donated to the Providence Cancer Center. You may make them on your own as well. Donation information is same as Heart Pillows above.

Visit for information and the pattern download.


SewDaze has made Pillowcases to be donated to Christmas House, a "store" that allows parents to shop for their children for no charge.

Items are made year round to stock the store. Completed pillowcases may be brought to Kim Thompson at SewDaze or AIS meetings. Deadline to turn them in for this year's Christmas House is November.

Check out this YouTube video from Missouri Star. It's from several years ago and is dated, but its still a good instruction.


Rare Bears

RARE Science has initiated the RARE Bear program, a grassroots community-driven outreach for kids with rare disease. Community volunteers create one-of-a-kind teddy bears for one-of-a-kind “rare” kids.

You may participate with this program by visiting the Rare Science website

All patterns, instructions for donations are listed there.

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