Welcome to the Shawl Project, a division of Bethany Community Ministries. We hope you are enjoying your handcrafted item from our caring makers.

We are a fiber arts ministry, a group of women making “warm hugs” for our neighbors who are going through something and we want to lift you up with encouragement and hope. There is hope for you! If you need help or prayer, please reach out to us. We want you to feel seen, heard and loved.

Want to join us? We'd love to have you!

If you like to crochet, knit, weave or enjoy some other mode of fiber arts, and would like to help our neighbors who are dealing with illness, isolation, marginalization or homelessness, won’t you consider joining us? We could use your skills! Get in touch:

Email Myrna Patterson at [email protected]

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We also accept donated materials to support our fiber arts activities. Gifts of yarn or other items can be received at the Bethany Center in Homewood during our normal business hours: 7745 Tioga Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Pictured above: 53 handcrafted afghans created by volunteer makers through The Shawl Project were donated to the residents of Veterans Place in February 2023. Read more about that initiative here.