About Us

I have been to Russia on 2 different occasions, in 2008, and again in 2009.  We visited the same orphanage, which gave us the opportunity to really build relationships with the children.  Several months after we left the orphanage was closed and the children moved.  I knew from this point on I wanted to be involved with children in other parts of the world.  Then in March 2012 I visited several orphanages in Haiti, in the Port-au-Prince area.

All orphans have the same need, whether it is in Russia or Haiti or America. They just want to know someone cares.

During and after my interactions with the children, I kept asking myself, “What can I do?”.

After returning from Haiti, I kept thinking about the children. How they lived, dressed, ate, and interacted with our group. I needed to act on my emotions. God gave me the vision that if He were the designer, would I be willing to be His seamstress. My answer was YES. Therefore, this ministry was born.

THREADS FROM THE HEART will make dresses for the girls in Haiti. Top priorities of the people are shelter, food, water, sanitation, and medical needs. These dresses may not fall in that list, but they do fall into the list of ‘love your neighbor’ which is God’s top priority. Each stitch on each dress will be made by a hand that shares their love for another.


I made the first dress in July 2012. My friend, Bev, also wanted to join in with making dresses. The two of us started asking friends and co-workers if they would be interested. The two of us came up with the name “Threads from the Heart”, and her husband, Craig, designed the logo.  My brother, Vic helped with the start-up of a Facebook page.

In just a few short months, I have been amazed at the interest from over 100 women, now working on dresses.

I plan on returning to Haiti in March 2013, and presenting the dresses to the girls. I have had many questions about shorts for the boys. Several women, and boys from a sewing class at a middle school are making shorts, and therefore, I may be returning with both dresses and shorts.

Threads from the Heart
2520 NW 1st St.
Blue Springs, Missouri 64014
(816) 716-0553