Fairfield business partners with volunteers to craft hand-knit blankets for breast cancer patients

Co-owners Michele Scholl and Jess McCormack of AR Workshop, a DIY group event business, came up with an idea to donate a spool of fabric for every time a customer signed up for one of their classes.

News 12 Staff

Mar 10, 2021, 3:12 PM

Updated 1,176 days ago

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Two Fairfield business owners, with the help of some volunteers, are donating hand-knit blankets to breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy during the pandemic.
Co-owners Michele Scholl and Jess McCormack of AR Workshop, a DIY workshop and boutique, came up with an idea to donate a spool of fabric for every time a customer signed up for one of their classes.  
The business's most popular class is the Chunky Knit Blanket class.
The women say they donated 150 spools of fabric in February, with each spool representing a customer that signed up for their classes. Scholl and McCormack recruited a group of volunteers who are turning the spools of fabric into 30 handmade blankets.
With about 12 blankets made so far, the business owners say they will donate them to the Norma Pfriem Breast Center, which will then give the blankets to cancer patients undergoing chemo treatments.
Volunteer Suzanne Phillip says she knows how important the blankets are. 
"I did go through chemo, so having a blanket is just a very reassuring thing. Especially these are very soft," says Phillip. 
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