October-December Play Dates

Sew for Hope Kids is going strong — sewing and giving away handmade quilts and blankets to kids who can really use some extra warmth, comfort and color in their lives.
If you think you might attend one of our meetings please note the dates in your calendar, as I might not do another reminder this year.
We meet at ARTS After School
3510 Weems Rd
10 – 3 with lunch from 11:30 – 12:30
Saturdays, October 7 & 21
November 4
December 2
Due to the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, we’ll only meet once in November and once in December.
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We’re winding down the year so won’t be starting anything new during our last several meetings. We’ll spend our time finishing up some of the many projects that have been donated to us. We encourage stitchers of all skill levels to stop by and pick up a kit to take home and finish. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, the kits are well labeled with sizes and sewing instructions. We have beginner projects that are only 2 layers of fabric to be stitched together and made into Pre-K naptime coverlets. We have quilt tops that are started and need to be made larger with the addition of borders. We have quilt tops that are ready to be tied or quilted. I believe that if a kit needs batting it IS included. Our kits don’t contain thread, but we do have plenty so if you’d like thread, just ask. We don’t want quilters to spend their own money unless they choose to. And we have the “Make your Own Kit” option. If there’s a pattern you’d like to try, you can choose fabric from our stash and make a “Quilter’s Choice” blanket for a child in need. And lastly we have ten pounds of fabric scraps. You can sort through and take what you like to make scrappy blocks or a scrappy quilt top. We recognize that in our modern life, everyone is busy, so we don’t have deadlines on most of our projects.
*We need a Kenmore foot pedal power cord combo Model#  385.15516000
*We need those zippered bags that comforters and sheets come in — or jumbo zip lock bags to use for project bags.
*We need plastic poly-pellets. We have enough for the weighted therapy blanket we’re currently making, so it’s not urgent. We will need more in the future, so if you have any left over, please send them our way.
*In addition to quilts and blankets, we’d love to have fun pillowcases for kids at HOPE Community. They can be made or purchased.
Thank you to ARTS After School for giving us a home.
Thank you to Quilter’s Unlimited Quilt Guild in Tallahassee for giving us more support than you can imagine.
That’s all I can think of for now except, if I don’t see you — may your Holidays be Blessed with all good things.
Thanks for all you do,
Cynthia

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