Friday, April 8, 2011

Handmade with Purpose

What an awesome idea.
Happening this April.
Hop on over and see what goodies you can get & how many organizations you can support!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Margaret's Hope Chest is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  They are celebrating four years of giving almost 1000 quilts and comfort to those in need.

Can you donate a quilt?  I love their Wrapped in Hope program - delivering quilts to children whose parents are in prison.

Check out the blog for more details and some beautiful quilt pictures!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Here's your weather lesson for the day... it gets cold in Japan at night!

Sew up some mittens and send them on their way!  Christie at Oceans of Notions has all the info you'll need.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More Japan links

Mother Huddle's list of fundraisers

Quilts for raffle and auction.  Gorgeous!

Quilters Newsletter - send in your quilts (of any size) by April 30th and they'll be sent straight to Japan.

Craft Gossip is running an auction - their editors have a lot of great items they're giving away!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Dresses and Shorts for Haiti

Are you an Illinois native?  Come join an afternoon of sewing Pillowcase-to-Dress dresses and T-Shirt-to-Shorts shorts for the children in Haiti on Wednesday, April 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Community UMC in Naperville.
Everyone is welcome – no experience in sewing is necessary to serve on this project. You can trace patterns, iron, measure, and cut.  You will need to bring two pillowcases to sew. Additional tools needed include sewing machines, ironing boards and irons, ½” double-fold bias tape (any color), 3/8” and 1” elastic, thread (any color), and trim for the dresses.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Judy Allen by April 11, and indicate which items you will bring.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Quilt & Kit Ministry

Lutheran World Relief has a Quilt & Kit Ministry that has reached so many worldwide!  They are still assessing how to best help the people of Japan through this ministry.  I say get started on your quilt now and send it off - even if it doesn't go to Japan, there is someone somewhere hoping they can stay warm tonight.

For information about their Mission Quilts, click here.

Look at the blue bar on the right to read about other kits you can put together.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dress A Girl

My searching has led me to another dresses for girls organization - it's called Dress a Girl Around the World.  They work with Hope For Women and have delivered over 19,000 dresses.


They have links to various patterns, and other information including a list of state reps - maybe there's one near you!