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Women's shelter benefits from Sew Generously's all night sew-a-thon

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  • Owner Karin Furio and Angela Aldaz display quilt blocks made by volunteers at Sew Generously.

    Owner Karin Furio and Angela Aldaz display quilt blocks made by volunteers at Sew Generously.
    Courtesy of Carol Nunns

Submitted by Carol Nunns

Sew Generously, a Bernina dealer and fabric store in St. Charles, is sponsoring an all-night Sew-A-Thon on behalf of Mutual Ground Women and Children's Domestic Violence Shelter in Aurora.

The Sew Generously Sew-A-Thon begins 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, and continues until 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the shop, 3341 W. Main St.

Attendees are asked to assemble quilts for Mutual Ground, and are invited to stay for any length of time. Customers who sew all 12 hours will be eligible to win a grand prize of a new Bernette Chicago sewing and embroidery machine. The winner must be present at 7 a.m. and still sewing up until the end.

"Customers can choose when and how to attend," says owner Karin Furio, "but prizes get better and better as the night goes on."

Other festivities during the Sew Generously Sew-A-Thon include: door prizes every hour; snacks and caffeine all night and 7 a.m. breakfast from Panera.

"We believe in fostering community and giving back," says Furio, "and we wanted to continue to support this wonderful and very appreciative local organization."

This is Sew Generously's second Sew-A-Thon on behalf of Mutual Ground.

For more information about the Sew-A-Thon, contact Karin Furio at Sew Generously, (630) 444-1504.

A Bernina dealer, Sew Generously features a full line of machines, fabric, notions, books, classes and service for all makes and models of machines. Visit

Mutual Ground Inc. was founded in 1975, with the goal of providing programs that focus on safety, healing and prevention for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families. Mutual Ground is now one of the largest and oldest domestic violence/sexual assault agencies in the state of Illinois. All services are victim-centered and focus on advocacy that empowers individuals to make decisions for themselves.

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