Monday, November 30, 2015

Winter's Coming...

The days are getting colder... and shorter. Instead of thinking of the coming winter and its cold weather, I concentrate on "more studio time"! Yes, more time to sew. That's a more pleasant thought. I just won't look out the window at the rising drifts of snow.....

The guild has recently acquired a good amount of cottons, a sizeable portion of a local quilter's stash. It was donated to us for use in charity quilts. Then just yesterday I was made aware of a call for "warm items" for the coming Syrian refugees - see below. So if anyone is interested in some free fabric for use in a charity quilt, for the refugees or otherwise, please get in touch with me. I will be bringing it to our January meeting, but would happily part with it before then as well. There is a good selection of colours, some larger pieces, but most is smaller pieces and suitable for "scrappy" projects.

Following is the info I received on the call for "warm items".... 

A call to the community for warm, handmade goods for newly arrived Syrian refugees:

Calling on all knitters, crocheters, weavers, felters, quilters! Let's offer a warm welcome to our newest residents. We are looking for mittens, hats, sweaters, socks, blankets and throws for all ages to stay warm during a New-Brunswick winter.

Nothing says we care more than hand-made wearables! Let's make a positive impact through the arts.

Yarns On York will provide a 20% discount on all purchases of materials for the initiative!

Drop-off locations for donations:
artsnb office - 649 Queen street, 2nd floor...
Yarns On York - 72 York street
Bibliothèque publique de Fredericton Public Library - 12 Carleton street

Donations will be accepted until January 29th, 2016.

So there you go, ladies. If you are all ready for Christmas, and looking for a project to do, how about a quilt for this worthy cause... and I can provide you with some fabric!!  :)  You know how to reach me- send me an email or give me a call.