Sew Full of Love!

February 14, 2023

Katherine AAF
Katherine Cluderay is 98 and is sew full of love! At home in an assisted living facility in Etobicoke, Katherine spends her time sewing small squares of fabric together that make a big impact. She averages about two "nine-patch" designs a day, which are then given to her two daughters (Eve and Lee) to be turned into lap quilts for our Adopt-A-Family Program, providing families with a gift of comfort and warmth during the holidays.

Katherine was always a sewist, starting around 1948/49 when a salesman came to the house to sell Singer featherweight sewing machines. She then took a few courses at Central Tech and from there, she was off to the races! Katherine sewed most of her daughters' clothing as kids and even taught them to sew when they were around 12 years old. She took up quilting around 1990 when her daughter Eve introduced her to it, and soon after Lee joined in the fun. 

We're so thankful for the generousity and compassion shown by Katherine, who sews her heart out each year to help those in need.