EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: A stitch above the rest
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A sewing machine walks into a bar and the bartender asks, “Hey, aren’t you that famous singer?” This week’s Extraordinary Person of the Week uses her sewing skills to help those in need. She’s a ‘Stitch above the rest!’
“I started sewing by myself in the 7th or 8th grade,” Ginni Creamer told Daniel Seamans as her sewing machine hummed.
“Whenever there is a need, we try to address it,” she added.
Ginni Creamer loooooves to sew. “One of the things we do at a meeting is show and tell and people bring in stuff, like, the first time I saw this(holding up a handmade basket) I was like I can’t do that, oh yes you can,” Ginni said.
She used to drive to Raleigh, the closest location of the American Sewing Guild, for those meetings with fellow members.
But eventually, all that driving simply didn’t measure up. So she led the mission to open the Cape Fear Region chapter of the American Sewing Guild. In January of 2013, her mission was complete.
“The members of our group are so diverse,” Ginni explained. “We have some people that are amazing at hand sewing, or embroidery, or quilting. They are all over the place.”
And their *hobby* can be found all over the place, too.
“We do a ton of charity work,” Ginni said. “We put a baby blanket in every police car in Wilmington. There are 200. We also did all the window treatments for the domestic violence shelter. We constantly do work for the Tileston Center, blankets, clothes, for the Kelly House, baby clothes and quilts.”
Some of their handmade crafts even go to military organizations which in turn make their way to our men and women overseas.
Ginni, you’re a “stitch above the rest”…..and that’s Extraordinary!
In the first 18 months of the Cape Fear chapter, the non-profit has doubled the size of membership.
Log on to their website if you’d like to learn more or join their mission! http://www.asgcapefear.org/index.html
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