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Tip O Texas sewing group will have their Wedding Gowns of the Decades Style Show and Luncheon next week on Friday, February 21 from 12 to 3 p.m. The event is $8 per person and must be purchased in advance. Monies raised go to their Sewing Room Charities group.

Tip O Texas has a large endeavor with their sewing room charities organization.

On Thursday’s the group has a charity sew where they make blankets for children in different places. On the second Thursday of every month, they make comforters for Ronald McDonald patients at Edinburg Children’s Hospital. Marcia Albers from Iowa and Jackie Hood from MI are in charge of that group.

On the Third Thursday of the month, they do piece quilting for Veterans in the Valley. They make 54”x72” quilts to give to the VA nursing home on Yuma. For the past 10 years, they have taken quilts to Killeen for wounded soldiers. Betty Fiser from Ohio is in charge of this endeavor. Celeste Layman donated a mid-arm and fabrics are donated. The group buys batting and backings.

Fiser said taking the quilts to Killeen was very satisfying, but the seven-hour drive was getting a bit much for their aging members.

On the fourth and fifth Thursdays, the group makes lap size comforters for nursing homes. Mary Kitkowski from WI is in charge of the project. Double knits are always needed for the project.

These are just some of the areas the donations will be used for.

If interested, call Betty Fiser at (419) 230-0229 for tickets and more information.

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