Sailors on the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, one of the United States’ Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, have all kinds of activities to occupy their off-duty hours, including games, exercising, watching movies and, of course, sleeping. And there’s even sewing! There’s a small group of sailors (both male and female) who like to sew when they’re not occupied with more official U.S. Navy tasks.
Hauling a fabric stash aboard, though, is problematic. Most sailors have a hammock or berth for sleeping, and very minimal storage for personal items. A footlocker of FQs is just not gonna happen.
However, thanks to the generosity of three fabric houses in our q-niverse, the stitchin’ Stennis sailors (you didn’t think we would pass that one up, hmm?) have some great modern cuts for their sewing projects. Amy Butler Design of Granville, Ohio; Anthology Fabrics of Norwalk, California; and Joel Dewberry of Perry, Utah, recently donated leftover bolts of fabrics or large scraps to be sent to the Stennis.
Our thanks to Bev, Amy, Joel and the gang at Anthology for helping us help those who serve!