I started working in the sewing class last week. We sewed pillow hearts for the preemie babies at St. Johns Hospital. We did it as a team: some sewed, others cut out the heart shapes, and others hand stitched. [The parents put the pillow by their own heart, then] the scent of the parents will be on the pillow heart. The heart is placed into the preemie's incubator to calm them down.
It was a joy to participate in the workshop to help the preemie babies at St. Johns Hospital. Thanks to our teacher Mrs. Defend for sharing her sewing skills with us.
S.E.W.I .N.G. (Sewing Encourages Wonder, Intelligence, Nurture & Giving) workshops are made available to students by a collaborative Learn & Serve America grant which is provided by the Illinois State Board of Education.