Members of the MCEGA recently donated five Lap Blankets to the NJ Veterans Home in Menlo Park, NJ. 

Pictured are Outreach Chair and Red Cross volunteer Linda Ruffini and a Representative of the Veterans Home.

Pictured below are recipients of outreach items. 

Members who donate items to any of our outreaches become eligible for the Golden Heart Award. When they donate an item, they must fill out a form available from the Outreach Chairperson or also found in the newsletter and hand it in with their donation.  The Golden Heart Awards are distributed in January.

This winter season we are continuing to partner with Habitat for Humanity in making samplers.

Habitat for Humanity builds new houses and renovates existing houses.
This framed Welcome Home sampler was presented to a family at the dedication of their
new home in Atlantic Highlands on October 25th

There will be more dedications in the future. With our stitching we could bring some
warmth by helping the house become a home.

The Project:
Design your own pattern or use an existing pattern. Feel free to be creative. No restriction on the colors.
The size is up to you. Pick the method - cross stitch, embroidery, punchneedle or applique.
Make it on canvas or aida. Whatever you enjoy.
You could just stitch a house with a heart in the center.
Don't worry about framing it. I have acquired frames (2@ 5x7 and 2@8x10) ready for samplers.
If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks! Happy Stitching !!!
Kathy Pettersen