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Local Sewing Guild Donates Special Quilt to MVH Breast Cancer Care Center

DAYTON, OHIO—(February16, 2009) — A local group of women has been cutting, piecing, and sewing tiny squares of fabric that have turned into a beautiful hand-sewn quilt which will be presented to the Miami Valley Hospital Breast Cancer Care Center.

The quilt is appropriately named Quilt of Many Ribbons and features a pink looped ribbon, the international symbol of cancer awareness, stitched in each block.

The quilt will be presented to the center Mon., February 16 at 11 a.m. during a brief ceremony.

According to Amy McKenna, Breast Cancer Coordinator at Miami Valley Hospital, the quilt was a collaborative effort among members of the Sew Much Love Sewing Group. A total of seven members worked on the project which took fifteen yards of fabric and nearly twenty hours of labor to complete.

“We have never taken on a project of this size,” said Pat Cochran, one of the sewers who helped to complete the quilt. “We have made and donated diaper bags, blankets, bibs for parenting classes at Miami Valley and have made items for local homeless shelters. When we were asked if we would be interested in making a quilt for the Breast Cancer Care Center we didn’t hesitate. Sewing is our way of giving back to the community.”

“We are grateful to this dedicated group of women for giving us this beautiful gift of art,” says McKenna. “Quilts are know to provide comfort and this gift will be visually soothing to the women we counsel in our center.”