Quilts show care from Naperville store to Aurora seniors

  • Gayle Schliemann, co-owner of the new BERNINA sewing store in Naperville, delivers quilts made during the store's grand opening sew-a-thon to patients Wednesday at Alden at Waterford rehabilitation center in Aurora.

      Gayle Schliemann, co-owner of the new BERNINA sewing store in Naperville, delivers quilts made during the store's grand opening sew-a-thon to patients Wednesday at Alden at Waterford rehabilitation center in Aurora. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Event coordinator Amy Paauwe and Co-owner Gayle Schliemann of BERNINA of Naperville deliver quilts Wednesday to patients at Alden of Waterford rehabilitation center in Aurora after making them during the store's grand opening sew-a-thon in November.

      Event coordinator Amy Paauwe and Co-owner Gayle Schliemann of BERNINA of Naperville deliver quilts Wednesday to patients at Alden of Waterford rehabilitation center in Aurora after making them during the store's grand opening sew-a-thon in November. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Clients and employees of BERNINA of Naperville sewed quilts to donate to Alden of Waterford rehabilitation center during the store's grand opening sew-a-thon in November.

      Clients and employees of BERNINA of Naperville sewed quilts to donate to Alden of Waterford rehabilitation center during the store's grand opening sew-a-thon in November. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 1/8/2020 4:29 PM

A sewing store that opened in November in Naperville made good on the local part of its promise Wednesday to "help out globally" and "sew locally."

Gayle Schliemann, co-owner of BERNINA of Naperville, delivered quilts Wednesday morning to the Alden of Waterford rehabilitation center in Aurora.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Store customers and employees made the quilts during a three-day sew-a-thon when the shop opened. Schliemann said she chose to give them to the rehabilitation center as a way to pay tribute to her late mother and to show seniors they are not forgotten.

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