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They call themselves sorority sisters. This group of women use their time and talent to brighten the day for hospital patients.

Using scissors and sewing machines, polyester stuffing, and vibrant materials, the women make flannel pillows.

The pillows are gifts for patients at the Genesis Cancer Care Institute in Davenport.

The sorority sisters are members of the Laureate Gamma Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. That is an International social and cultural sorority based in Kansas.

The recent pillow project took place at Kathy Rhinehart's home in Eldridge.

The women bought their first fabric in 2008. Since then, they have made hundreds of the pillows.

The women also donate pillows to men receiving infusions and to patients after open heart surgery.

Fundraisers  help to cover the cost for the materials.

The heart shaped pillows, Kathy Rhinehart says, hopefully brighten a patient's day. Pillows with many colorful designs.

Judy Kutcher is a breast cancer survivor. She received a pillow and says it's wonderful to know that people care.

Barbara Storm says the sorority sisters  do not think of the pillow project as work. They simply have a wonderful time making them.

It's coming from the heart, Barb says, and that's the best message a person could send!

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