Meet Bode. He is the nephew of Suzanne, one of our friends, who also teaches at the store. Bode has a rare form of cancer and as you can see from his patch, has already had an eye removed. He is a 6 year old with a fighting spirit though and he wants to help other children in his cancer ward at Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego. We want to help him by hosting a Charity Sew at the shop on December 7th. We will be making drawstring bags that will be distributed by the organization Coverswith Love. All of the information about the charity and the requirements for the bags can be found on their website Coverswithlove.com. They are looking for bags made from Christmas fabric for the bags we will be delivering thru Bode. There are very specific requirements about the fabric, ie it must be pre-washed. Please visit the website for specific requirements and instructions. If you want to join us at the shop Saturday for sewing, please call to reserve a space at no charge. We plan to do potluck and just have a great day of sewing for a cause.
We are also hosting an evening, December 5th to see lap quilts for an organization in Riverside that distributes them to the Senior centers. The quilts need to be 3 feet by 4 feet or 4 feet by 5 feet and made from new fabric. We have acquired fabric samples from a fabric store that can be used that evening for making patchwork quilts. Rag quilts would also make great lap quilts. Join us that evening. Feel free to bring any scraps from your stash.
December 7th will also be the day we reveal the new Saturday Sampler and other programs that are starting in 2014. Please come at 9AM to hear a presentation.