March Play Dates and Activities

Greetings,
Our next two Saturday play days will be 3/2 and 3/16/19 from 10 – 3. We’ll have brown bag lunch with show & tell from 11:30 – 12:30. Please join us for fun and fellowship.
In March we’ll need lots of help organizing fabric for our ongoing PAEC Summer Daycare Blanket Project. The tentative deadline is April 6, so we’ll also be doing lots of sewing. Please bring your own portable sewing machine if possible. We have several blankets completed, but our goal is 61, so we have a long way to go. They’re an easy project and most are small, non-quilted coverlets. If you want to make PAEC blankets, but can’t sew with the group, that’s fine. You can either pickup fabric from us or use your own. If using your own fabric, please let us know so we can include them in our count. The sizes and instructions are on our website:  https://www.sewforhopenow.com
Our February open houses were so successful we’re considering making it an annual event. We made new friends and got a lot of work done. Thank you to all our volunteers who planned, organized, tested blocks, printed copies, sewed, made quilt tops, carried supplies, decorated, brought yummy food to share, helped visitors feel welcome, and stayed to help clean up. Yay! We have an amazing group.
Thanks for all you do,
The Sewing Sisters of Sew for Hope Kids
 

Come Get Fabric and Sew party on February 16th

Last chance to join us for our “Come Get Fabric and Sew” party on February 16th. We will supply several different block patterns that can be made into medium or twin size quilts. You get to choose your own fabric from our abundant stash! You can stay and sew with us or take your new found riches home for assembly. We will supply snacks and drinks all day and lunch for those who stay and work. We are located at ARTS After School (3510 Weems Rd – off Mahan just past Capital Circle). Hours are from 10 am to 3 pm and you can stop in anytime to pick up a pattern and fabric. We will also have kits available if anyone wants to pick up a kit for home. Please send us an email via our web site contact form (https://sewforhopenow.com/?page_id=2356) if you are planning to have lunch with us either day. See you then!

Our unending thanks for all you do,
The Sew for Hope Sisters

Sew for Hope Parties in Fabruary

Sew for Hope will be sponsoring a “Come Get Fabric and Sew” party both Saturdays in February (February 2nd and 16th ).  We will supply several different block patterns that can be made into medium or twin size quilts. You get to choose your own fabric from our abundant stash! You can stay and sew with us or take your new found riches home for assembly. We will supply snacks and drinks all day and lunch for those who stay and work. We are located at ARTS After School (3510 Weems Rd – off Mahan just past Capital Circle). Hours are from 10 am to 3 pm and you can stop in anytime to pick up a pattern and fabric. We will also have kits available if anyone wants to pick up a kit for home. Please let us know via our contact form if you are planning to have lunch with us either day. See you then!

Thanks for all you do,

The Sew for Hope Sisters

Sew for Hope (SfH) Amnesty News, 2019 Dates, etc.

Hello and Happy New Year. Wow! Did 2018 fly-by or what? Whew! Gave me whip-lash!

SfH has passed its one decade milestone so it looks like we’re here to stay. We have such a great core group of women and men who support us in a variety of ways. Thank you.

Our January Play Days will be the 5th and 19th from 10-3 at ARTS After School.

We’ll have brown bag lunch with show-and-tell time from 11:30-12:30.

Please let me know if you’re planning to attend by replying to this email. Thank you.

Donations must be dropped off before lunch. We need enough time to sort. If at all possible, please hold your donations until February. We’re still reeling from the two large donations we received in December.

During lunch on the 5th we’ll be discussing our upcoming February Sewing Party. I don’t know yet, but we might need extra help with that.

In January I need to continue quilting on Carla’s batik quilt. It still has a long way to go. Our Bernina sewing machine has a very narrow throat, so it’s challenging to get that king size quilt in there. I could use a hand maneuvering it. Also, if you received a new machine for Christmas, please consider donating your old one to SfH. We do need a machine with both walking and free-motion feet and a wide throat. The machine needs to be in good working order because while we’re abundant in fabric and supplies, the same cannot be said for cash. Speaking of cash, we always accept monetary donations. Every year we need money for our website and domain name. We also need to install a couple shelves in our storage closet.

Back to our January meetings — Annette wants to work on making PAEC coverlet kits. We need 61 blankets every Spring, so she needs help organizing and working on that.

We encourage stitchers to stop by and select a kit to take home. We always have a variety of projects requiring different skill levels, however what we need help with the most is quilting. We always need help with quilting. We have several long-arm quilters who do beautiful work, but we’ve maxed out the amount of charity sewing they can do.

We’re implementing an Amnesty Policy. SfH has never imposed deadlines because we know our volunteers are busy and sometimes life prevents one from charity sewing. However, if you’re embarrassed by the length of time you’ve had: a project, kit, tool, or equipment — please don’t be. Now, if you know in your heart that you’re never going to finish it, please return it. We promise you’ll be greeted with open arms and a non-judgmental, friendly smile. We’re also known for our warm hugs. I once discovered a UFO in my fabric room that I’d taken home 8 years earlier. It happens! Anyway, I returned it and someone else took it home to finish. That’s what we’d like you to do. Return the item(s) so another volunteer can finish the project or use the equipment and get those quilts and blankets into the arms of waiting children.

2019 Play Days

Jan 5 & 19, Feb 2 & 16, Mar 2 & 16, Apr 6 & 20, May 4 & 18, Jun 1 & 15, Jul 6 & 20, Aug 3 & 17, Sep 7 & 21, Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2 and Dec 7

We’d like to thank ARTS After School for giving us such a splendid home. We’d also like to thank Quilter’s Unlimited and American Sewing Guild for their continued support. Without these groups we’d be nothing.

Thanks for all you do,

Cynthia

https://www.sewforhopenow.com

Arts After School

Welcome to Quilters Unlimited!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

May the Blessings of this season bring you joy and happiness.

Thank you for taking time to read our greetings. We’re winding up 2018 with one last Saturday play day on December 1. We’ll be at ARTS After School from 10 – 3 with brown bag lunch from 11:30 – 12:30. We have a large fabric donation coming in so we’ll be sorting, stowing, and taking time for sewing. Please join us as we share in that warm fuzzy feeling you get when being of service to others.  Tis the Season.

Sew for Hope has made and donated 1,869 handmade quilts and blankets to HOPE Community Homeless Shelter. Shelter staff makes sure that each child who stays there gets to choose a quilt of their very own. Sew for Hope also continues to make and donate nap blankets to PAEC in Quincy.

For more information please go to our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Sew-for-Hope-Kids-260587934560/
Thanks for all you do,

Cynthia