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IL group sews 4000th pillow for hospice patients


A small group of women belonging to the First United Methodist Church of Carterville, have spent several years hand-making “butterfly pillows.”

These pillows serve as a source of comfort for terminally ill patients served by the Southern Illinois Hospice.

The group just completed its 4,000th pillow and has already sewn several more.

Ladies say it’s for a great cause and they think the patients enjoy them.

“Some it’s a security thing, some it’s a comfort thing," Oleta Massie said. "It’s just our way of helping out hospice. We enjoy getting together and doing it. I mean it’s a project that I think everybody finds worthwhile that is willing to come and do it.”

The ladies say they’re not going to stop at any specific number, they’re just going to keep going and hope to recruit more people to come and sew for the great cause.

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