Saturday, December 22, 2012

Quilters Helping Sandy Hook, CT

Helping Sandy Hook

I grew up a couple towns from Newtown, CT, and worked in Sandy Hook the last couple years before we moved to NH.  I was so upset by the events last week that I haven’t said anything much on Facebook.  But here are a couple ways we, as quilters, can do something positive for the children, and the town. Thanks in advance for helping in any way you can.

Pillowcases for Sandy Hook

Quilter’s Corner in New Milford, CT (my hometown) is collecting pillowcases for the approximately 600 elementary students in Sandy Hook.  Please send new, washed pillowcases to:
            Quilter’s Corner
            312 Danbury Rd
            New Milford CT 06776

You can like QUILTER’S CORNER on Facebook to follow the count.

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Connecticut PTSA

This organization has started the idea of “Snowflakes for Sandy Hook.”  They want the students to enter a Winter Wonderland when they come back to school at a new building.  Snowflakes can be the paper ones we all cut as kids. Or, for anyone with an embroidery sewing machine, there are several websites with free snowflake designs available.  These should be mailed to arrive by January 12, 2013 to:
            Connecticut PTSA
            60 Connolly Pkwy, Bldg 12, Ste 103
            Hamden CT 06514
They are also accepting monetary donations on their website to help the school community in Newtown.

Sarah Vedeler Designs

Sarah Vedeler is known for her beautiful, intricate designs and these snowflakes are wonderful.  They are sewn on fabric and can be made one-sided or double-sided.

Embroidery Library

Embroidery Library is offering free-standing lace embroidery designs in three sizes at no charge.  These are super simple to embroider, usually done in one color.  If you’ve never tried free-standing lace designs before this would be an easy one to do.  They have a free tutorial available if you need more instruction.

More Free-Standing Lace:

Lindee G Embroidery

Designers Gallery Blog

Amazing Designs

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