I started cross stitching in 1984, I was taught by a nurse who helped me make a horse design for my mom. During the past 37 years I've made a bunch of wall pieces and christmas ornaments for friends and family. About seven years ago my health changed, while out of work I saw a message about charity stitching for the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School. I reached out to the group and donated 27 butterflies. Then six of us became friends from that group of stitchers. Those ladies are my angels today.
Fast forward the Pulse Nightclub tragedy happened and I reached out to these six friends and asked them to help start making charity blocks that would be turned in quilts for the families and first responders. So I started Rainbows For Peace And Comfort and we grew to just over 1,000 stitchers from around the globe and connected via facebook. Our amazing stitchers donated 1,333 blocks that would become 148 memorial quilt banners. 49 passed, 53 survived, 32 first responders, 14 for the permanent memorial which makes 148. This took an amazing team of angels to make happen. Most of these were assembled by me and one friend at my home, before this I had only made one quilt.
Now I'm making more quilts and learning skills plus donating them to others who are in need. During this five years process my imagination has taken off and now I want to design quilts and cross stitch pieces all while inspiring others to do more for charity and creativity. I've been flying for 23 years now and stitching while flying having a blast with visiting shops in other locations. This is where the name Stitching Steward comes from combining both of my joys together. With the love and support from angels around the world and the ladies from The Fabric Patch I've said let's make a go of starting a business.