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Saturday, October 1, 2016
9 – 3, lunch 11:30 – 12:30
ARTS After School
3510 Weems Rd
There are four children attending PlayBig Therapy and Learning Center who don’t have weighted therapy blankets yet. WTB soothe children who have suffered trauma or who have autism.These specialty blankets are custom made for the height, weight, and fabric preference of each child. That means they are very expensive for parents to buy. Our tentative plan for this Saturday is to make these specific WTB so they can be given to the kids. It’s tentative because we don’t have the poly-pellets in our possession yet. If by chance we don’t get the pellets, we have a dozen other projects we can work on. We have lots of tops that need to be finished into quilts. Pam Doffek bought us a mega-size roll of batting, and we have plenty of backing fabric. We’re good to go!
We have several sewing machines that can be used, however it seems to work out best when folks bring their own travel size machines.
We do need help getting some of our many quilt tops finished into blankets. I know there are many ladies (and a few good men) who can quilt or tie but can’t work with us on Saturdays. Please stop by and pick up a project to take home. We don’t have deadlines and any work you do is appreciated. We also have a pretty large fabric stash. Volunteers are welcome to stop by and select fabric with which to make a charity quilt. Other organizations in need of fabric and thread are also welcome to come raid our stash. We’ve been blessed with abundance and love to share.
Judy and I will be at Temple Israel (2215 Mahan Dr) for the Quilter’s Unlimited meeting on Thursday, October 13. I’m arriving at 5:30p. Judy will also be there from 1:00 to 4:30 pm. If you’re not a QU member and have donations or finished quilts to deliver, you must arrive before 7p. If you’d like to stay for the meeting, social time is from 6:30 – 7. The meeting starts at 7.
Right now our greatest need is for quilts and blankets sized medium (approx. 60″ x 72″) and larger teen sizes (approx. 68″ x 86″).
We need poly-pellets for making weighted therapy blankets. The pellets are very expensive to purchase because the shipping is so high. If you have poly-pellets left over from a project, please consider giving them to Sew for Hope Kids.
We need about 2 yards of Hello Kitty fabric for one of the weighed therapy blankets.
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Our next work day will be Saturday, October 15. Same time. Same place.
Thanks for all you do,
We’ve given approximately 1,600 handmade quilts and blankets just to the kids at HOPE Community Homeless Shelter. We donate to other organizations, but on Saturday, September 3 from 9 – 3 we’ll be focusing on finishing more quilts for HOPE Kids. We’ve been given many quilt tops with which to work.
Please stop by for the day or an hour. We’ll have lunch from 11:30 – 12:30 for nice folks who just want to stop by and visit.
We have a rolling secretarial chair to give away. If anyone wants it please let me know.
We seem to have run out of batting. We’d really appreciate it if someone would donate batting at this time because it’s hard to finish quilts without it.
Thank you to our volunteers and donors who have made our success possible. We love you and couldn’t have done it without you.
Arts After School
3510 Weems Rd
We’ll be meeting at ARTS After School on Saturday, August 20 from 9 – 3 with lunch from 11:30 – 12:30.
3510 Weems Rd. — on Weems at Eliza. Eliza runs beside Honey Baked Ham on Capitol Circle NE.
For lunch, please bring a brown bag.
Although we’re still getting settled into our new home, we love the space. It’s so convenient that our fabric is right there in our room. Thanks to our donors, our cabinets are filled with an abundance of colorful and fun fabrics to work with. We thank ARTS for giving us this wonderful home.
Right now we’re working on several projects, which of course is the norm for us. We’ve had many unfinished quilts donated to us and that’s what we’ll be working on. We want to get those quilts finished and into the hands of children who are in need.
All are welcome to come and work in a group setting, take a project home to work on, or just stop by for a visit and see the new space. We’ve also been known to give fabric away to other charity sewing groups. If your group is in need of fabric, we welcome you. We love to share our abundance.
Last week I delivered 21 beautifully finished quilts and one tiny receiving blanket to HOPE Community here in Tallahassee. I’m very pleased that so many stitchers have heard our plea and donated long twin quilts suitable for older boys and girls. Marie at HOPE reported to me that they continue to harbor families with older kids. If you’re wondering what our current needs are, it remains quilts and blankets suitable for older teens. Kids up to 21 years of age are eligible to receive a Sew for Hope Kids blanket. Last week I also delivered two laundry basket bassinets. They are so cute. At this time I’m unable to attach the photo, so we’ll post it to the website.
We need 100% cotton fabric yardage (2 – 6 yard pcs) in solid colors. We did receive the black I requested, and also navy and white. Most fabric that’s donated is patterned, so we need primary and brightly colored solids that will play nice with all those different patterns.
All our play days are on Saturdays from 9 – 3 at ARTS After School. The rest of our dates in 2016 are:
9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19 & 12/3.
Thanks for all you do,