HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - The Huntington Methodist Church ministry "Loose Threads" is using their sewing skills and good hearts to piece together the community one sewing thread at a time.
The women behind the "Loose Threads" have gone above and beyond for the past four years to help those in need. Meeting every Thursday inside the church, the women work tireless hours sewing clothes for those in desperate need.
"We're just loving it. It's one of those things that we feel very blessed that we are doing this," said Sandy Sheffield, a member of the group.
The group is comprised of about twelve members and while some of them go to the Methodist church, others are members of churches in Lufkin.
"I just think it's the greatest ministry that we could possibly do and when I leave here, I just feel like I'm fulfilled," said Mary Lynne Frick, a group member.
With every pin, thread and stitch the "Loose Threads" creates dozens of items each week for nursing homes, schools, and hospitals. They even create clothes for fetal demise babies, and the kids in Child Protective Services.
"We saw the need. We saw there was a tremendous need in our area, especially in Huntington. Huntington has some low income areas and we felt like we could be more service to our local area and do some good here," said Sheffield.
The ladies don't always sew for local charities and businesses; they've even created fabric dolls for kids at the Shriner's hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.
"We all have a common goal that we are sewing for. But we just love getting together," said Sheffield.
The "Loose Threads" relies on donations and fundraiser's to get money for supplies, but they get their main support from the church. They mostly like to focus on sewing clothes for children in low-income families.
"For some of those kids, it's the first dress they've ever had. So, we felt real good about that," said Sheffield.
No matter how many projects they take on, they say they will always stay true to their hearts.
"It's just a bunch of wonderful Christian ladies that get together and share their talents," Connie Weismuller, a group member.