Sewing with a Purpose

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Students in Alice Cheselka’s family and consumer sciences class at Nesaquake Middle School recently used their sewing skills for the betterment of their community. The students crafted a quilt to be donated to Bright Hopes, is a nonprofit organization in Stony Brook. Bright Hopes volunteers make quilts and teach people to sew. These one-of-a-kind handmade quilts are given to children living in foster homes and homeless families living in temporary shelters. The quilts are theirs to keep wherever they go. The idea is the quilt gives those without a permanent home a sense of place wherever they are.