She’s known how to sew for a long time, but Heggie only recently got into quilting. But she said she’s hooked, and has found a great way to serve the community.
"When people say they have a calling, for the first time I understood what that was," she said.
Heggie, 36, was born in South Korea and moved to the United States as an infant. But she didn’t have a completely happy childhood — she said she suffered physical and sexual abuse as a girl, and didn’t have much support to get her through those experiences.
"I didn’t really have anybody to talk to," she said, and even having a simple thing like a blanket would have helped.