Charity Project & Seamstress Highlights #6

 

September is National Sewing Month

 

All links in my posts are orange. Any word with a double line beneath it is not my link. I apologize for this inconvenience. This change is effective beginning 09-10-2014.

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National Sewing Month; art from NationalSewingMonth.org

Disclaimer: I am not compensated by any person/company. All opinions are my own unless in quotation marks.

100 Quilts for Kids

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Quilters’ Highlights

By this year’s hostess

The 2014 Hostess of 100 Quilts For Kids is Heather. Her blog is Quilts in the Queue.

100 Quilts for Kids is an annual charity quilt drive. It runs from August 01 through September 30, 2014.

From its beginning in 2010 to present the goal is to encourage quilters donate a quilt to a child in need. The quilters who take part will be entered into a drawing to win prizes donated by Sponsors of 100 Quilts for Kids 2014.

How to join copied from Quilt in the Queue.

100 Quilts for Kids Link Up Party! Here’s how to join in:

  1. Make a quilt (finishing a quilt in progress also counts!)
  2. Donate a quilt to a child in need tothe charity of your choice.

    Donation ideas link

  3. Link up your quilt using the linky tool. Finished quilts only please – no work in progress shots. You can link using a photo from a blog post, Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, or a Threadbias account. Use the 100 Quilts for Kids button or   #100quilts4kids or otherwise mention the event and how others can get involved. Be sure that you indicate where your quilt was donated.
  4. Be entered to win some of our fabulous prizes! Each quilt linked up will be one chance to win! See the list of sponsors linked above for a list of the prizes. Please note that prizes thatrequire shipping (fabric bundles, books, paper patterns, etc) are only open to US participants. Not to worry – there are many PDF patterns and gift certificates available for international friends!

    Sponsors List & their donations

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DC Modern Quilt Guild

Katie (Blakesley)  (photos below) started the 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive several years ago when she was a member of DC Modern, so we owe a lot to her in terms of starting this wonderful tradition in our guild,” as found on the DC Modern Quilt Guild website.

As of this writing (09-12-2014 @ 10:54 P.M. PST) there are links for 59 quilts. Below is a random sampling.

 

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Don’t Forget

#1 The daily entry on AllFreeSewing.com National Sewing Month 2014 Grand Prize Giveaway! Original post on Bagg Lady’s Buzz

#2 The daily entry on AllFreeSewing.com Giveaway Twisty Twirly Faux Scarf Kit(s) Ends 09/15 Original Post here.

Site Logo for AllFreeSewing.com

Site Logo for AllFreeSewing.com

 #3 Get Ready for the Million Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon 09/19-20 Original Post here.

APQ site logo

APQ site logo

#4 Don’t forget the KAL/CAL began 09-09-2014. It’s not too late to start!  Original Post here.

banner CAL KAL Sept 09- Oct

#5 If you haven’t registered for the Wild & Crazy Cuddle Giveaway remember registration ends 09-30-2014 Original Post here.

cuddle giveaway 09-01- to 09-30

 #6 If you haven’t left a comment to register for the Storage Solutions giveaway by Threads magazine & Go-Organize Original Post here.

Threads website contest ad

Threads website contest ad

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Ta Ta until tomorrow! Charity List  & Seamstress highlighted!

Disclaimer: I am not compensated by any person/company. All opinions are my own unless in quotation marks.

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Giveaway & Seamstress Highlight #5

September is National Sewing Month

All links in my posts are orange. Any word with a double line beneath it is not my link. I apologize for this inconvenience. This change is effective beginning 09-10-2014.

NSM_580x70_1

National Sewing Month; art from NationalSewingMonth.org

Disclaimer: I am not compensated by any person/company. All opinions are my own unless in quotation marks.

 Cut Cut Sew

Kelly is the author of Cut Cut Sew where she posts photos of the clothing & accessories she has sewn. The photos are beautifully taken and she cuts a striking figure modeling her creations. With her photos Kelly shares with the reader the pattern & fabric used, any alterations of the pattern and why she chose the particular fabric for that project.

In the post entitled, “Me Made May Kelly shared her observations about her wardrobe. She says, ”  I think what I learned was pretty common- I need more pants.  I like to wear separates.  If I wear a dress I prefer it to be a maxi.  I want to make a jean jacket.  I pose with my hand on my hip too much ;) .”  What I found fascinating was her closet is full of clothes she has made for herself. She says, “I have no desire to shop in stores anymore.”

 

All of the above photos were originally posted on Cut Cut Sew and the ownership is same.

On her “About Me” page Kelly introduces herself as a person who learned the basics of sewing as a child. She didn’t “get into it seriously” until she became a mother.  The first thing she made was a “Shopping Cart Cover,” writes Kelly. She got the pattern on Etsy Inc©

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Giveaway Announcement

Threads® magazine and Go-Organize™ have teamed up to give ONE lucky winner a $100.00 cash coupon to be used at Go-Organize.com

In order to register you must leave a comment on the giveaway announcement page about how you would use the organization system in your sewing room.

This storage solution giveaway is a first for Threads® magazine. Sewing rooms are more functional when organized. For example mine looks as if someone threw a grenade in there. Much as I try I can’t seem to get it just right. I believe it would be easier for me to clean up and put tools away if  I had a place for everything. I get so frustrated trying to sort through my desktop &/or the hundreds (literally) of plastic boxes I can’t see through. Even owning a labeling machine hasn’t helped.

Even if I don’t win I am going to buy from Go Organize™ a bit at a time (what the budget will allow). However, $100.00 would be a great start!

The contest closes on October 01.2014 at 12:59 P.M. EST. “The winner will be randomly selected from qualified entries, as determined by the editors of Threads magazine. The winner will be announced the week of October 6, 2014 and contacted via email,” as seen on the website.

See official contest rules for complete details.

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Don’t Forget

#1 The daily entry on AllFreeSewing.com National Sewing Month 2014 Grand Prize Giveaway! Original post on Bagg Lady’s Buzz

#2 The daily entry on AllFreeSewing.com Giveaway Twisty Twirly Faux Scarf Kit(s) Ends 09/15 Original Post here.

Site Logo for AllFreeSewing.com

Site Logo for AllFreeSewing.com

 #3 Get Ready for the Million Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon 09/19-20 Original Post here.

APQ site logo

APQ site logo

#4 Don’t forget the KAL/CAL began 09-09-2014. It’s not too late to start!  Original Post here.

banner CAL KAL Sept 09- Oct

#5 If you haven’t registered for the Wild & Crazy Cuddle Giveaway remember registration ends 09-30-2014 Original Post here.

cuddle giveaway 09-01- to 09-30

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Ta Ta until tomorrow! Charity Project and a seamstress highlighted!

Disclaimer: I am not compensated by any person/company. All opinions are my own unless in quotation marks.

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