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Community Threads Outreach

By Nathan Elliott

ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, Community Threads Coordinator, Belinda Ramsey, and CT Community Service Coordinator, Linda Crochet, visited with volunteers of the Humane Society of McCormick County to present handmade adoption bags and kitten blankets for use by HSMC.
Community Threads received donations of home decor fabric from local residents. Linda and Laura Clegg turned it into 35 tote bags that will be given to new pet parents. Any paperwork, toys, treats, and a blanket will be tucked inside for the cat or dog, kitten or puppy going to its new home.
Tim Shirley from Mount Vernon Mills, Inc. in McCormick very generously donated blanket ends to Kate Tetzel for the Humane Society. Kate in turn provided the material to Linda who used some of it to fill dog cot mattresses. Another portion of the fabric was used by Belinda to create the twenty soft, fluffy kitten blankets presented on Wednesday.
Community Threads is a fiber arts program of the McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK). Its members are avid crafters with needle and thread, and enjoy a range of needle arts. They come together three times each month in space provided at Hickory Knob State Park to enjoy the fellowship of Open Sew Sessions and opportunities to work on individual projects. The group is open to all and no experience is necessary. Members are great teachers who are eager to share their talent. The Community Service component of the group uses donations of fabric, sewing supplies, and sewing machines to teach and to create items to support local identified needs. On September 6, the group will be making quilts for Operation Quiet Comfort. 
If you would like more information about Community Threads or to join the email list for meeting notices and events, please reach out to Belinda Ramsey at /Blog/258763/Community-Threads-Outreach, or call the MACK, 864-852-3216.•

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