Community Project Quilts Info & Poll

Our October meeting is next week, Wednesday, Oct. 3rd at Milhopper Library at 7:00pm.

Unfortunately, I will not be in attendance because I forgot I have another meeting to attend. But here are the details as discussed at last month’s meeting for everyone planning to attend.

Bring your fabric scraps!

Program: Community Donation Quilts
We will be working on putting together some scrappy quilts to donate to local children.  No design or pattern is needed.  Take this opportunity to create scrappy, modern, geometric, and/or abstract quilts for our first community project. You can use your own fabrics or pick and choose from the fabrics everyone else brings as well. So, please bring fabric to share with other members! Until we decide exactly which charity they will be going to I think a decent size is ~42″ x 50″ or something close to that. You can finish the quilts however you’d like- machine quilted, hand quilted or tied. Once we select the organization they will be going to I will let you know the details of when we’d like the finished quilts by.

What to bring on Oct. 3rd:
– extension cord and/or sure protector strip (to make sure everyone will have access to the electricity)
– sewing machine
– all basic quilting supplies (rotary cutter +mat, rulers, iron/board, pins, etc)
– fabric scraps to use and share

Now… let’s decide where we want these finished quilts to go. I’ve included a very simple online poll below for each of us to cast our vote.  First, I’ll list the 4 choices to choose from and a little description about each organization to help you make your decision.  Then simply make your choice in the poll box included below. Please cast your vote by Friday, October 5th. 

1. Alachua County Public Schools, Homeless Education Program: “… provides assistance, including free lunches and backpacks, to homeless children grades K-12,”

2. Arbor House: “… a living and learning motherhood community offering long term housing and programs to homeless pregnant women and single-mother families while they pursue goals that lead to self-sufficiency.”

3. Kids Count:  “… provides a free after school literacy program for kindergarten through 3rd grade students in low performing elementary schools in Gainesville, Florida. There are two program locations with 20 students at each. 

4. Pleasant Place: “… provides a safe, nurturing environment for pregnant and parenting teens who are victims of abuse or neglect or who are homeless while they continue their education.”

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