Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nice Knitters of Muhelnberg

On Monday, november 2, 2009 our knitting group Nice Knitters gathered for a luncheon to celebrate a momentus occasion. We had knitted/crocheted 5,012 pieces of items for local charity groups. Our goal was 5,000 and we made it!

Berks Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Program has many volunteers. Some work directly with our patients providing companionship and offering respite to their caregivers. Others work in our office supplying much appreciated clerical and administrative support. Still others work on projects from their homes.

The Nice Knitters of Muhlenberg use their time and talents producing beautiful handmade items that are donated to various not-for-profit organizations in Berks County. Berks Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Program is one of those lucky organizations!

Nice Knitters of Muhlenberg

Judy Sullivan, founder of Nice Knitters, began the group in 2007.
There were three members the first year and they made 160 items. In January 2007, they received some publicity and their ranks grew to 30 members ranging in age from 12 to 83 years of age.

Last year their efforts produced 1,685 handmade items! They make hats, mittens, scarves, slippers, booties, Christmas stockings, lap and shawls. They also make helmet liners for our soldiers.
They welcome donations of knitting needles and crochet needles and yarn.

If you like to knit or crochet and would enjoy making new friends and sharing some laughs, consider joining the Nice Knitters at the Muhlenberg Library on Mondays from 11 am-1 pm or on Wednesdays from 6 pm-8pm. The library has been very supportive of their efforts by providing space for the group to meet and accepting donations of yarn and supplies

To find out more about the group you can visit their website at
You can also contact Judy Sullivan by phone at 610-929-8454 or email her at

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