April 21, 2017, 10:42 AM EDT
A Patchwork of Ambition at Country Stitches
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Award Winner: Country Stitches
The Thread of a Community
Each honoree received $20,000 to split equally between an activity that would make an impact on their community and an important business improvement. Leveraging the $10,000 from their Award, Country Stitches plans to continue championing local efforts that empower women, salute veterans, and aid the homeless.
For the Women’s Sewing Circle, they’ve donated six new sewing machines as well as baskets of supplies to be given to training graduates. Much needed items for the “Learn to Sew Program” were also restocked, including trims, Velcro, thread, shears, scissors, needles, fabrics, and other notions.
At their annually anticipated Quilt-A-Thons, they’ve already held four sessions that yielded 145 quilts. The extra Award funds helped to buy additional batting—the stuffing that makes these beautiful blankets so cozy. By spring, they hope to have over 200 total quilts—twice their usual projection!
Last but certainly not least, Quilts-of-Valor received more supplies and materials from the shop than ever before, emboldening the group’s patriotic and important mission and enabling them to make more quilts than before.
Bringing a Pastime Online
Country Stitches is a testament to the impact small businesses have on the towns and cities they serve. They’re the place where residents return to a longtime hobby. They’re a center for community outreach. Most importantly, they’re there for those in need of a reminder of what ambition can create: a space that’s extremely special to so many. We’re proud to call Country Stitches a Synchrony Financial partner as they continue to uphold the gold standard for small businesses everywhere.