The First Baptist Church of Waskom hosts the Quilt Guild every first and third Thursday of the month, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Last Thursday, April the 5th, the Quilt Guild angels made over 100 Scarman dolls. The Scarman doll is blank and allows children to create their own representation of unique character traits and appearance, including scars and blemishes. Every doll becomes a one-of-a-kind creation, helping the children to love and accept themselves – and others – just the way they are.
The dolls were made for the children suffering from arthrogryposis, including Reba Burkhalter’s granddaughter, Lindsey. Arthrogryposis is a congenital joint contracture in two or more areas of the body. It derives its name from Greek, literally meaning “curving of joints.”