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January 15, 2014

Turning curtains, pillowcases into dresses

DUNCAN — Curtains and pillow case dresses kept members of Oklahoma Home Community Education groups busy on Tuesday during the annual Sew-In.

Some brought their sewing machines while others cut fabric or ironed.

About 30 women participated.

Twenty-four sets of curtains were cut, sewn and ironed for Duncan Community Residence, a home for adults struggling with financial, emotional or physical issues.

“It’s been many years since they have upgraded their curtains,” said Linda Heilman, Sew-In coordinator. “We’re always happy to fill a community need.”

Dozens of pillow cases were also created to send to the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan had just hit the country when OHCE was deciding where to send the dresses.

“We knew Oklahoma disaster teams would be able to take the dresses when they go over there,” said Sandy Pogue, an OHCE member.


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