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Sew for Hope Kids May Play Dates

The May 7th work day has been cancelled.

We will be meeting on:
Saturday May 21, 2016
from 9 – 3 with lunch around 11:30 (please bring your own brown bag)

We’ll be at:
PlayBig Therapy & Learning Center
4500 W Shannon Lakes in Killearn

Please go to our website and look at the March newsletter for driving directions.

We’ll be working on weighted therapy blankets and making bassinets out of laundry baskets.

The last time we met we completed two bassinets and a third is almost finished. The process went smoothly even though this is something we hadn’t done before. Our volunteers are so amazing.

Thanks for all you do,
Cynthia

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March Play Dates

First of all a belated thank you to the law office of Fonvielle, Lewis, Foote & Messer for the gift of quilt batting. It was a very generous gift and will help us continue our mission of providing quilts to local kids in need.

Our next play days are March 5th and March 19th, 2016 from 9 – 3 with lunch around 11:30 am. We’ll continue our work on weighted therapy blankets at:

Play Big Therapy & Play Center
4500 W Shannon Lakes
(Off Thomasville, then Velda Dairy Road. Turn right on Shannon Lakes and then turn into the shopping center on the right.)

Please look for the suite directly opposite the marquee at the entrance and Judy’s silver SUV.

If you’re coming to either of our next meetings, please let Judy know. 850-274-4699.

We’ll also have regular kid’s quilt kits (not for the weighted blankets) available to be picked up and/or you can drop off any finished quilts here as well. Thanks so much for all you do!

On Thursday, March 10 Sew for Hope Kids will have a table at the Quilter’s Unlimited Guild Meeting. Between 6 – 6:45 p.m. you can drop off finished quilts or pick up kits to work on at home.

Hope Community Kids are still in need of twin and crib size blankets. Summer is around the corner which makes light-weight blankets much appreciated. If you’d like to make novelty blankets that are one layer of cotton novelty fabric and one layer of solid flannel stitched together with no batting or quilting, they would be most welcome. A good size would be 2 yards long by the width of fabric (with selvedge edges removed). And of course launder the fabric before beginning to remove the sizing and pre-shrink the flannel.

Thanks for all you do,
Cynthia

Next Work Days

Our next play days are March 5th and March 19th, 2016 from 9 am to 3:00 pm with a lunch break around 11:30 am. We will continue our work on weighted blankets for Play Big. (See pictures of some of the first finished blankets.)

Play Big Therapy & Play Center
4500 W Shannon Lakes

(Off Thomasville, then Velda Dairy Road. Turn right on Shannon Lakes and then turn into the shopping center on the right.)

Please look for the suite directly opposite the marquee at the entrance and Judy’s silver SUV.

We are currently looking for :
* dark green cotton (38″ x 56″) for an eight year old boy
*red fabrics – 2 pieces of cotton 38″ x44″ for a 3 year old boy
*navy fabrics – 2 pieces of cotton 38″ x 50″ for a 5 year old boy

If you can bring these to our next meeting, please let Judy know.

We will also have kits for regular quilts available to be picked up and/or you can drop off any finished quilts here as well. Thanks you so much for all you do!

Judy Rainbrook
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News and Thank You

On Wednesday, February 17th, Sew for Hope Kids delivered 15 new quilts and blankets to HOPE Community AND built a new storage area for our quilts in the HOPE administration building. (Our other location was needed for overflow housing at HOPE Community.) A picture of the new storage area is below. Sew for Hope Kids has now provided a total of 1,533 quilts and blankets to the children needing HOPE Community services. We were able to do this because of YOU – all the hard working folks who make quilts at home, donate material, batting and supplies or join us for work days. Thank you for making all this possible!
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