Thursday, February 18, 2016

Threads of Love Charity Sew-In

The SAMQG recently kicked off a sewing challenge to benefit Threads of Love. (Read more about that here.

As part of the challenge, the guild hosted a sew-in at our sponsor's shop, The Quilt Shop. Anyone was welcome to come and stitch with us in their classroom area. 
The fabrics were donated and cut prior to showing up at the sew-in. In an efforts to create the NICU blankets quickly, we first sorted the cut pieces into pairs. Two fabric squares are used per blanket. (Sewing pattern/tutorial here.)
We have plenty of flannel and cottons ready to go! 
Thank you to our member, Lynn B, who works with an organization that was able to donate supplies to the event!

These blankets go together so quickly! Dive in and sew!!
We were a small, mighty army of stitchers. 
At the end of the day, the car was packed with 43 finished NICU blankets!
These blankets will be combined with the individual member donations at the March 2016 meeting and given to the Threads of Love organization. 

Thank you to The Quilt Shop for hosting us and providing some gorgeous door prizes!

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