Thursday, September 10, 2009
Komfort Kids that is what this picture of the new fabric from Avlyn Fabrics and designed by Patrick Lose is, all about giving comfort to those children in need and that is why this fabric is designed with children and Project Linus in mind.
We are very proud at Quilts n Gifts in Bluffton, Indiana to be the drop off site for Project Linus for Northern Indiana. Peggy and all the group of volunteers do a wonderful job keeping this mission of love going. Before we opened the store I used to go and volunteer but now the time is tight so the best I can be is to support and offer our store as the drop off site.
What can you do for your local chapter of Project Linus? Very simply, give a little bit of yourself to bring some comfort to needy children. First of all find where they meet and offer an hour or two if that is all you can give (something is better than nothing) or use those fabrics that are back in the drawer and put together a quilt for a child. You do not have to do fancy quilting if you don't want just a stitch in the ditch or just plain knot it and BAM it is done.
You must remember; fabrics must be new fabrics from a non smoking environment and no embelishments on your quilts. These quilts go to children of all ages and safety must come to a priority along with a clean non smoke quilt.
Just join the fun and be part of a wonderful organization like Project Linus. After all if a fabric company and a designer can do something for Project Linus so we can do it too.
Now, to the store. Remember this Saturday we will having the gentleman to sharpen scissors, rotary blades etc. We will be having a small sale that is 25% off of all regular price fabrics that have some red in it or is red. Like one of our store friends just said it is a RED HOT SALE. That is Saturday only.
Also this Saturday from 3 to 7 and Sunday from 11 to 4 the classroom will be open for all of you that are doing block of the month and are running a little bit behind. It is catch up time with friends. You are up to date but still want to come in...it is ok too....just call me to reserve your space even though the classroom is growing it is not up to par yet. Hopefully by Saturday.
Well, my friends I need to go and get my hair dry and finish getting ready to go to the store and say HELLO to all of you. Until next time around the web quilting frame, mary