Local shop ‘What’s your Stitch’ evolves from face masks to charity quilts
In 2019, What’s Your Stitch was opened to fulfill Rachel Bishop’s passion for all things quilting, but she never expected what the next year would bring and how her business would change.
When the pandemic hit, Bishop had to focus on keeping her business running. Wanting to make a difference in her community, Bishop reached out to her customers on Facebook to organize a sewing effort that led to donating more than 1,000 fabric masks for local medically fragile residents in the early days of the pandemic.
Now, Bishop has found another way to give back to the community. She recently began a monthly event called Charity Quilting where she provides all of the fabric and supplies and customers sew quilts that will be donated to comfort kids in the local CASA program. “I decided that CASA would be a good place to donate our childrens quilts because they are staying here within our community, here in Harrison and Stone counties. Foster kids can go from zero all the way to 18-years-old, so we are making quilts in all different sizes that will go to CASA to be donated to the children in the foster system here.”
Bishop says she enjoys being able to be back in person hosting her workshops and giving people a space to learn a new hobby.