Several dozen members of the Church of Latter-Day Saints made it their task to turn out 300 colorful pillowcases in one day for young patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. On July 14 at the church building on Central and Dryden, busy hands were also at work tying quilts to send to Japanese Relief organizations as part of Humanitarian Aid Activity Day. Chairman Jane McVay supervised members of Relief Society, the church’s world-wide women’s program, as they whistled while they worked behind whirring sewing machines, labored over hot irons and set up quilt racks.
Relief Society members, also Glendale residents, included Stake President Gloria Hawley, second ward Relief Society Board Member Kathy Lee, Primary President Heather Phillips and Jessie Headstream, brought along to help by her neighbor.
Warner Bros. studio executives donated fabric with designs featuring their Yogi Bear character and Scarlet O’Hara from “Gone with the Wind.” Church members ponied up more than $3,000 for even more fabric. “During the year, we have made 750 pillowcases representing holidays like Valentine’s Day, “Summer Fun,” Halloween and Christmas,” said McVay.