ST. GEORGE – Thanks to a group of 12 talented women, police officers may be able to help local children going through a crisis situation in a new way. A group of ladies named the Sterling Stitchers donated 44 blankets and quilts and several teddy bears to the St. George Police Department for officers to keep in their patrol vehicles to give to young children.
“We generated 44 quilts by crocheting, knitting, tying, however we could make it,” said Jeanette Hughes, a member of the Sterling Stitchers who works at Sterling Court. “We made some blankets and incredible quilts, and put them in bags so when (the officers) are out on patrol, they have something for a child to put them at ease in a terrible situation.”
The Sterling Stitchers meet once a week and began working on the quilts three months ago, Hughes said. She said the group has done several humanitarian projects and plan to do more after the holidays, possibly doing another set of quilts for the police department.
“(The women) have incredible vision,” she said. “Everybody gets together and we converse, and have a nice social time.”
To learn more about the Sterling Stitchers, contact Sterling Court at 435-628-9211.
Photo courtesy of Johnny Heppler | SGPD