August 2015 play days and a current blanket count

The following message was penned by Judy Rainbrook for the Quilter’s Unlimited monthly newsletter, but it’s so well written that I thought I should include it in this reminder.

“Sew for Hope has been very busy the last few months making scrappy quilt blocks. But we still have three bins of scraps left! We have been pleasantly surprised by an increase in volunteers for our Saturday meetings at ARTS After School.
    When we dropped off completed quilts at Hope Community in July, we found that the stock of twin size quilts was totally depleted and medium quilts were down to eight. A large influx of families has led to this sudden demand. There are 40+ residents over capacity right now at Hope and many of them have youngsters and teenagers with them. So if you have a medium or large quilt that you are working on for Sew for HOPE, now would be a useful time to finish it.
    Sew for Hope could also use larger pieces of cotton fabric suitable for quilt backing.”
Judy Rainbrook

    Good work ladies and gentlemen, the grand total of blankets that Sew for HOPE has donated to HOPE Community is now 1,376. Even though we desperately need blankets right now, we would like to take a moment to say thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our mission.
    Sew for HOPE also needs large bent quilter’s safety pins. This is an item specific for quilting, and not your average safety pin.
     We have many quilts that are pin-basted and ready to be hand-tied or machine quilted. If you have some time to donate to this worthy cause, please stop by one of our Saturday work days and take a blanket home to finish. We need you. Thank you.

Our August Saturday play days are the 1st and 15th from 9am – 3pm
ARTS After School
2743 Capitol Circle NE in the Esposito’s strip center
lunch 11:30 – 12:30
Thank you to ARTS After School for donating such a wonderful work space.

 

 

Thanks for all you do,
Cynthia

 

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