This summer, I was lucky enough to have an intern, Maggie Hamel. Maggie came once a week to sew and put together more doll sets to be donated to children at Shriners Burns. This past year I have taken on a number of unexpected endeavors, so the help in getting a batch of dolls together to donate was extremely appreciated.
Maggie is such a talented and ambitious high schooler and seamstress. She sewed clothes for the sets both in my studio and at home. She gave a lot of attention to assembling a color coordinated wardrobe for each doll, both boys, and girls. And then she put coordinated labels on their bags.
Each doll also came with a hospital gown (made also by Maggie), because the children at Shriners are in hospital gowns for their whole stay due to the delicate nature of skin grafts.
On the last day of summer, Maggie and I met in Boston to deliver eight dolls. We hope that each doll set brings some joy to a child in a long and difficult recovery. Thank you, Maggie! (scroll down to see Maggie delivering the dolls)