Welcome to From the Heart Stitchers

From the Heart’s Soft Reopening – Saturday, May 1, 2021

Please note the new hours and requirements of From the Heart’s soft re-open.  From Saturday, May 1st, the workshop will be open from 11am  until 1pm with two “shifts”, the first from 11am until 11:55am and the second from 12:05 pm until 1pm but you may sign up for both shifts on the same day if you wish,  Just be aware that you will need to step outside for a couple of minutes in the middle of your stay to allow the elves to re-sanitize the workshop.  You MUST have reserved a spot to be allowed in as we are capping the number inside the workshop to a total of 7, which includes the elves.  Your temperature will be taken before you are allowed to enter, and you must remain masked while inside the workshop.

A link to the sign-up page has already been sent out but if you have not gotten it or
don’t have access to the internet, please contact Tricia at triciaennis2014@gmail.com or 804-683-9015.  If you phone and Tricia does not reply, please leave a message and she will get back to you.  There will be bins outside the workshop for those who wish to drop items off but not enter the workshop.


Our weekly Sunday afternoons (1pm – 2:30pm) drop-off/pick-up events continue as scheduled.  No appointment is needed if you simply want to drop items off or pick up tags, a teddy bear, fabric, and/or plastic bags.  What you drop off must be tagged with a From the Heart logo tag, tied on to the item in a bow not a knot, and placed in a securely closed, dated plastic bag.  You can place more than one item in a plastic bag, but not more than one type of item may be put in a bag.

If From the Heart members want to go inside the workshop to select yarn for use in creating future From the Heart projects, an appointment is needed.  Each week, I will send out an email containing a unique link for use in making an appointment, using a program called SignUpGenius. This link will be different every week so please watch to use the latest email when you sign up to select yarn.

Please be aware that only people with appointments will be allowed to enter the workshop, one person per 10-minute time slot.

Your temperature will be taken prior to your entering the workshop and you will be required to use the sanitizer on the front desk before going back to select yarn.  Additionally, you MUST wear a facemask the entire time you are at one of these events, from the time you exit your car until you re-enter it to leave and you must practice social distancing at all times. As each visit is limited to 10 minutes, the bathroom will be off limits to all. Please bring your own bag if possible if you are getting yarn as we only have a limited number of bags at this time.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

If you are not a member and wish to become one, please scroll down and “Sign Up For News”.  To ask a question please use the Contact Us button found HERE.

Please see the Events Calendar for details.

Tricia Ennis, President of From the Heart

From our humble beginnings…

…in a Starbucks coffee shop in 2001, to our close to 1,800 member base today, the volunteer organization From the Heart continues its charitable mission.

From the Heart is involved in numerous projects, from making chemo hats for local cancer centers, preemie baby hats for the tiniest of our recipients, sleeping bags and warm mitten sets for the homeless in the Richmond community.

From the Heart volunteers are constantly finding new opportunities to help, and encourage anyone who knows of an unmet need in the community to please bring it to our attention.

We invite anyone interested in joining our cause to join us by email, web site, or check the latest newsletter for our schedule and just show up!

Sign up below to receive our newsletter each month.

Volunteers are angels in disguise. Spread your wings…Join From the Heart!

Lois Moore, Founder of From the Heart

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to serve our community by preserving and promoting fiber arts, creating a spirit of fellowship and love among our volunteers and board members, and producing handmade items which bring comfort, love and solace to others.

Our workshop is located at:

1114 Westbriar Drive
Richmond, Va 23238


Workshop Hours:  We are currently closed due to COVID-19
Tuesday 10 – 2
Wednesday 10 – 2
Thursday 10 – 2
Saturday 10 – 2