The total number of handmade quilts and afghans we’ve made and donated to HOPE Community is now at 1,406. Thank you to Tallahassee’s local church sewing groups, and to our local quilt and sewing guilds for helping make this possible.
We don’t have a move-in date for the new facility yet, so we won’t have our October 3 play-day. Our next scheduled day after that would be October 17. Maybe we can move our things from the mini-storage unit on that day. I’ll let you know when we have more information. We can’t plan anything yet, and need to give the school a chance to move their things first so we won’t be a nuisance.
The current Sew for HOPE blanket count at HOPE Community is meager. At this time there’s very little that our core group can do about it since everything is packed up. I really don’t like to push, but may I please humbly request that if you’re making a blanket for a HOPE kid, that you get it finished as soon as possible.
Just inside the storage unit, we have a couple of large totes containing many quilts that are close to being finished. Judy or I can meet you if you’l like to pick one up. If you have a finished quilt at home that you need to drop off, Judy and I will be at the Quilter’s Unlimited Guild meeting on Thursday, October 8. We meet at Temple Israel at 2215 Mahan Dr. Please drop off blankets between 6:15 – 6:45 (before the Guild meeting begins). If that’s not convenient, please call Judy 274-4699, to schedule a different time and place.
At this time we have plenty of receiving blankets, baby afghans, and small quilts. Our biggest need is for twin size and lap size blankets.
Sew for HOPE has a lovely handmade vintage quilt that’s better suited for a fund raiser than a gift for a child. We’re needing extra money for the storage unit at $170.00 per month, and we do have operational expenses. Is anyone willing to coordinate a raffle for us?
Thanks for all you do,