Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hearts for Hospice UPDATED

The Kansas City ANG chapter has a philanthropic project called Hearts for Hospice and are looking for stitchers to help.   This is how it works—

"The members of Greater Kansas City Needlepoint Guild initiated a project in 2015 to fulfill a need at a local hospice center. When a resident passes away, a heart is placed on the door which notifies those passing by to be respectful of others who are mourning the death of a loved one. The heart is then taken home by a family member as a remembrance of the care their loved one received while at the center."

Finishing is provided by the local chapter.   If you are interested, here's how you can contribute. If you have further questions, email Sue at

Update:  Anne of ABS Designs has stitched for the group.  Here is Anne's first heart and it's a beauty.

Here is her second, equally lovely.

And the third is another pretty little thing!

Melita's local ANG chapter has also stitched for the group.

Melita shares places to find more Hearts for Hospice designs.

Here is more about the Hearts for Hospice program, plus an offer of a free design for your own heart.

UPDATE #5:  Lorraine of Colour Complements has a lovely summary of how the program works, the heart outline to download, plus links to two free designs from Sue Dulle.

UPDATE #6:  Melita has tons of links to patterns for this wonderful project.

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jhm said...

Done 2 hearts already. Working on more.

Unknown said...

Thanks! We appreciate every heart contributed...

BethB said...

As we just lost one of our fellow needle pointers here in Chicago, how can we do this for our local hospice where she spent her last days? Thank you

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Beth, you'll need to talk to the hospice involved and see if they are willing, then recruit folks to stitch for them and arrange to get the finished hearts to the hospice. There's no one to handle this for you. It's all local volunteers.