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Sew-in an opportunity to get creative for a cause
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This Tuesday, lock in your needle and bob on over to Clarkesville for a one-of-a-kind sew-in. Get ready to pull an all-nighter, well afternoon actually, with the lovely ladies (and gentlemen comfortable with their manhood) of the Mountain Laurel Quilters’ Guild.

The group of experienced as well as amateur quilters will be putting their talents to use for several charities. They plan to sew as many quilts as possible to give to the Habersham County Hospital.

Anyone interested in lending their thimbles, thread and ambition to the project are encouraged to come for the event. The group will meet at the Clarkesville United Methodist Fellowship Hall.

"We have more than 60 members and about 40 usually attend the meeting. We are probably expecting 20 for the sew-in," said Virginia Cawood, publicity chairwoman for the guild. "The charities that we support and that receive our quilts year round are the Circle of Hope, Power House for Kids and the Habersham County Hospital. We support other groups as well and always have a monthly donation to the Power House for paper and toiletry supplies."

The sew-in will begin at 9 a.m. and will stop for a bring-your-own social lunch and business meeting and then recommence at about 2 p.m. and continue until 4 p.m.

"We always have a very enjoyable show-and-tell at the end of our meetings. First we show all of the donation quilts and then the members do another show-and-tell of everything that they have been working on for the last month. It is my favorite part!"

The work of the guild, which began in 1994, is designed to benefit and educate those interested in preserving, continuing and advancing the art.

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