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

November and December Meetings

Hi, thank you for taking the time to check in with us.

We’ll be at ARTS After School, 3510 Weems Road from 10 – 3 on Saturday, November 3rd and Saturday, December 1st. (Only one meeting in November and December) Brown bag lunch from 11:30 – 12:30.

Please join us as we make quilts and blankets for children who are homeless, impoverished, or in crisis. We have many projects in various stages of completion, so we’ll just work on whatever strikes our fancy. It just depends on who shows up and what they feel like working on.

October 2018 Sew for Hope Play Days and Info

Hi,
Thanks to all our volunteers and donors, we’re stronger than ever. To date we’ve given about 1,850 handmade quilts and blankets to children who’ve stayed at HOPE Community Homeless Shelter in Tallahassee. Sew for Hope accepts donations of fabric, quilt tops, partially made quilts, and sewing supplies. With help from Quilter’s Unlimited Quilt Guild in Tallahassee, we make and finish quilts. We then give those quilts to children who are homeless, impoverished, or in crisis. We meet twice a month* to play, organize, design quilts, cut fabric, sew, make quilt top kits, baste quilts, and of course the most fun of all — pressing fabric (which is not so bad when you’re with a bunch of really fun, kind, generous women).
This month we’ll meet October 6th and 20th.
10 – 3 with brown bag lunch from 11:30 – 12:30
We always meet at ARTS After School.
3510 Weems Road
 
Donations should be delivered before 11:30.
Clean up begins at 2:30.
 
We frequently need volunteers to launder fabric. If you’re willing, or even considering please reply to this email.
Thanks for all you do,
Cynthia
*We only meet the first Saturday of the month in November and in December. In all other months we meet the first and third Saturdays.

September Play Dates

Hi, thank you for taking the time to read our short reminder.
We’ll be at ARTS After School, 3510 Weems Road from 10 – 3 on Saturdays, September 1 & 15. Brown bag lunch from 11:30 – 12:30.
Please join us as we make quilts and blankets for children who are homeless, impoverished, or in crisis. We have many projects in various stages of completion, so we’ll just work on whatever strikes our fancy. It just depends on who shows up and what they feel like working on. At this time we’re also making a quilt for Dr. Carla Hutchinson, one of the ARTS After School executive directors. It’s through her generosity, that we have such a perfect place to meet and work. Anyway, her quilt-top is finished and it’s pin-basted, so it’s ready to be machine quilted. Unless someone volunteers to do that PDQ, I’ll be doing the quilting on that during our meetings at ARTS. I’ll need someone to help me wrangle it at the sewing machine. Please!
We are in need of  ½ yard lemon yellow batik fabric. The fabric we’re trying to match is tone on tone, lemon yellow, with printed lemons and leaves. We also need ½ yard of bright, multi-colored batik in lemon, lime, teal, peacock blue, indigo, purple, and raspberry. The fabric we’re trying to match has stylized roses with stems and leaves. We need the fabrics to match or coordinate with the large triangles in the photo below. Sorry about the bad camera angle.
Thank you to all our dedicated volunteers who make beautiful quilts and blankets for children they’ll never know. You are a blessing.
Thanks for all you do,
Cynthia

August Play Days

Hi! I hope you’re having a great summer.
 
Our August days will be Saturdays 8/4 and 8/18 from 10 – 3 with (bring your own bag) lunch from 11:30 – 12:30.
 
We always meet at ARTS After School at 3510 Weems Road.
 
We’ll be sewing, sorting, pressing, organizing – you know, all those activities that come with making charity blankets . . . all while having lots of fun.
 
I’d like to thank all our talented, kind, and loving volunteers who give their time so graciously. Sew for Hope has the best volunteers.
 
Thanks for all you do,
Cynthia