Giving back is at the core of the Hip Stitch mission. We think it exemplifies the spirit of quilting, which is the true "Spirit of the West".
It's that "Spirit of the West" where one helps raise the barn or school in their town, participates in the regional cattle round-up, harvests the apples or honey at the apple bee or the honey bee, and yes, makes the quilt at the quilting bee. These things are done not because they directly benefit the person doing them, but because they bind together a community, and because "paying it forward" makes the world a better place
Hip Stitch is glad to be able to provide support to the Beads of Courage Program, which is a resilience-based intervention that supports and strengthens children and families coping with serious illness. Through the program children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that mark milestones they achieve along their treatment path.