Area quilters honor Dustin Tuller

Published on July 18, 2014 with No Comments

Dustin2A global group of quilters combined their efforts to honor Milton’s Dustin Tuller.

The World of Charity Stitching, an online group of counted cross stitchers, quilters, crafters and sewists from around the world, presented Tuller with a military quilt on July 18 at the Milton Community Center.

The work on the quit took approximately one year according to Bonnie Coleman and Peggy Gibbs, two local members of the group who presented Tuller with his quilt.

The World of Charity Stitching, who has been in existance since 2007, makes lap quilts, therapy pillows, walker bags, tote bags, wheelchair bags, greeting cards, mug rugs,  bookmarks, and other items to give to children in need and to the elderly in nursing homes.

Many of the members stitch when they have time; there are some members who stitch, sew,  and quilt on a regular basis.  The lap quilts we create are themed quilts, such as dogs or cats, flowers, patriotic, marine life, teddy bears, etc. There are members in the group who enjoy finishing the bookmarks, cards, pillows, or totes.

Tuller was very honored by his quilt and who all was involved.

“This quilt means people have not forgotten me or the men and women who are still fighting,’ Tuller said. “This quilt was not the effort of just one individual, but a country wide effort, which makes it even more special.

In 2013 World of Charity Stitching brought smiles to a lot of faces as more and more members participated in our charity work.  Our Valentine project netted 78 Valentine cards, 67 bookmarks, and a multitude of other gifts. Our holiday card making yielded 140 holiday cards. Throughout the year and especially at holiday time, we delivered: 55 quilts, 32 therapy pillows, 86 wheelchair/walker bags, 73 totes, 56 bookmarks, and 59 other stitchery gift items as well as many purchased tote bag items to Century Care Center, Berry Hill Manor, Favor House, Ronald McDonald House, Baptist Cancer Institute, Santa Rosa Kids House, as well as three special requests to individuals.

Each year World of Charity Stitching continues to grow in size -we now have 311 members throughout the world:  USA, France, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Italy, the UK, Canada, to name a few.

Anyone who enjoys cross stitching, quilting or sewing, is welcome to join World of Charity Stitching (free internet membership) for the opportunity to use their talents to bring cheer and comfort to children and adults at a stressful time in their lives.   Our group accepts donations of quilting and sewing items, such as thread and fabric.  If anyone wishes to donate craft items, they can contact Bonnie Coleman 850-983-8416  who resides in Milton. Bonnie will be happy to pick up donated craft supplies.

The Patriotic Quilt that World of Charity Stitching is donating to Dustin Tuller and his family was stitched especially for him by several of our US and International members.  Bonnie Coleman, who created the quilt with the squares stitched by our members collaborated on the quilt design with several Veterans, who chose the final quilt pattern.

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