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ASG makes blankets for Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital

The Nashville Chapter of American Sewing Guild (ASG) completed 55 fleece blankets for Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt during their recent fifth Saturday charity sewing day. 

A grant from the Mt. Juliet Walmart allowed the group to buy the fleece required to make the blankets that fold into a pillow. 

Over 15 of the chapter members worked in “production line” style, cutting, hemming pockets, attaching the pockets, and finishing the edges. 

It was a great partnership between business and non-profit group that helped to meet a need for the hospital. 

According to Kim Mangrum, Volunteer Coordinator at the hospital, “I love the blankets. The Childcare staff will love that there are blankets suitable for teen boys as we don’t receive as many donations for that category as we do for some of the others.” 

Tonya Pullen, Walmart Manager, and Jessica Alexander, Walmart Assistant Manager, joined some of the ASG members for the donation. 

This first time visit left both saying they were very impressed with Monroe Carell. Tonya said, “I’m glad that Walmart can partner with a group to help meet needs at the wonderful facility.”  

The American Sewing Guild, Inc. (ASG) is a not-for-profit education based organization, founded in 1978. ASG is comprised of 125 chapters throughout the US with over 1,000 community and special interest groups. 

ASG’s over 20,000 members promote the mission to “advance sewing as an art and life skill” by providing a network of sewing education and support for sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels, serving as preservers of the sewing arts in America, promoting community engagement through service projects, sharing sewing arts with new generations and being key participants in both consumer and industry-wide events that promote sewing activity. 

The Nashville chapter meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30 at International Academy of Design and Technology. Search for Nashville ASG for more information about the local chapter.

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