A little introduction:

I am Rosemary Mengelkoch, the new Community Sewing Coordinator. I sewed most my life but with raising three kids, working and often going to school, it was something I thought about a lot more than I actually did. I have truly enjoyed reconnecting and growing my fabric arts since retirement. I am also passionate about giving back and helping others. 

You will find a new tab on the “My Grove” site specifically for community sewing activities and needs. If you know of an organization that would like help in any way please feel free to post the request on this tab. I will also be reporting out on activities our group is doing and projects that have been completed. 

One very fun Community Service Day was scheduled by Donella Petro in conjunction with a local 4H group of kids.The Coon Rapids Community Cable News came to the site and did a great story on the value of sewing skills and the benefit to our kids and community.Here is a link to the story you can watch.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJvemq0lMkQ.

The Anoka-Champlin Neighborhood Group spent two nights making mittens and items given to a grade school for their Christmas Boutique. Kids were able to buy Christmas gifts for siblings and parents at a very good price.

Please contact me or go onto My Grove if you organize any activities benefiting our communities or have any requests of the group.

Updates from MyGrove:

“Donella Patro hosted a community sewing day at her home the 2nd week in January.  31 fleece hats, 25 scarves and 7 pairs of mittens were taken to Mary's Place for the homeless.  Marilyn Garcea, doing home sewing, donated 31 draw string bags, and 20 pillow cases to be donated.  Nice work ladies”