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
 
 
 
 

July Work Days

Happy Independence Day! I’m grateful that I have the freedom to sew and the time to be of service to others.
This month we’re meeting on July 7 & 21, from 10-3, with brown bag lunch 11:30 – 12:30.
As always we meet at ARTS After School at 3510 Weems Rd.
We have fabric donations coming in, so we’ll do some sorting in the morning. We received a large box of samples from a sewing factory (Himatsingka America) that makes bedding sets. They sent large color-coordinated pieces. We have a serger and on Saturday I’d personally like to make some summer-weight coverlets out of this fabric. The samples are big pieces and I’m going to serge them into panels for light-weight twin size blankets. Does anyone have a serger they could bring and the desire to help me with this project? There’s plenty of fabric to go around. Many of our volunteers like to come up with their own idea for charity blankets and quilts to sew. They come and work with the group but do their own thing. Join us if you feel you’d benefit from working in a group setting. We’re blessed to have a nice group of women who are fun to be with and are supportive of one-another. We also welcome solitary stitchers who like to stop by and select fabric or a kit to take home with which to make a charity blanket.
Hope to see you Saturday.
Thanks for all you do,
Cynthia