[Updated: April 26, 2018 | Published: June 27, 2017]
Every week, a group of Friendship Village of Dublin residents get together to knit, crochet, cross-stich and make quilts. This vibrant group of residents is known as “the Needleworkers,” and they offer community members a place to go for fellowship, good conversation – and fast fingers.
The group was started by FVD resident, Bonnie, when she first moved to the community seven years ago. She had a longtime love of everything related to needlework and she wanted to bring together other community members with the same passion.
The Needleworkers group is open to anyone at Friendship Village of Dublin. Whether you reside in Independent Living, Assisted Living or the Health Center, you are welcome!
The ladies meet Thursday mornings for about an hour and a half. During this time they can either work on personal projects or work for one of the community organizations they support.
The group creates a variety of handmade creations for the organization Touching Little Lives, which provides necessities for preemies and babies in need such as blankets, caps, booties, gowns, bibs and other articles. The Needleworkers also help make blankets for local homeless shelters.
Most recently, the group knitted items to decorate the Field of Corn sculptures in Dublin in support of the Dublin Arts Council!
If you would like to learn more about the Needleworkers group or are interested in joining, stop by the art room on a Thursday morning and say hi!