Hello Dear Friends,

Our August meetings are Saturdays, 8/7 and 8/21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We meet at St Stephan Lutheran Church, located at 2198 N Meridian Rd. Please only those who’ve been immunized against COVID may participate. Also, I’m sorry to say that we will be following the new CDC Guidelines by requiring masks to be worn inside the church. Florida is a red zone, and the CDC says vaccinated people can get and spread the Delta variant. So, people meeting indoors in the red zone should wear masks, vaccinated or not.

Last month when I dropped off blankets at HOPE Community it was pointed out that they need medium size quilts. That size measures approximately 52” x 60”. Also, Marie Vandenberg at HOPE Community informed me that little girls have been requesting pink. Because we haven’t had any medium size pink quilts, they’ve been selecting the next size smaller. So we send out a plea for the aforementioned size and color quilts. We do have a lovely stash of fabric at St Stephan, and we encourage those with a philanthropic heart to stop by and choose free fabric to work with. You can stay and have a chatty work day with us or take fabric home if you prefer being a solitary quilter.

Thank you to the talented and generous ladies who give so freely of their time. On Saturday I’ll be bringing in 3 quilt tops that Suzy just gave us. They are all in that medium size range that HOPE needs now. They need backing fabric, batting, quilting, and binding. I’m also bringing in 2 copy paper boxes filled with some beautiful yarn that Roselind gave us. It’s free to a good home.

We need nap time coverlets for PAEC Summer Daycare (2022). The sizes for the coverlets and all other quilts are on the website. www.sewforhopenow.com

Thanks for all you do,

Cynthia and her Sewing Sisters