Sewing Hands

Sewing Hands
Peggy, Cheryl, Sara, Deborah, Sharon, Kathy, Lois, Evelyn

Thursday, October 15, 2015

5th and 6th Grade Delivery

I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.  Needless to say - it was a GOOD day !

Forge Ridge School here we come......

Early Wednesday morning on a beautifully cool Fall morning we packed up the SUV and headed to the Tennessee/Kentucky border.  I don't think we could have fit even one more blanket.

Blanket Tie Day at South College

South College once again came through for Sewing Hands.  This past Monday the faculty got together for our last "blanket tie day".  They cut and tied 17 blankets.  Thank you to everyone who participated !!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Forge Ridge is on the horizon !

Even though most of us are experiencing 90 plus degree weather (notice I didn't say enjoying), many Sewing Hands have been looking ahead to this winter and have been very busy working on the last four grades for the Forge Ridge School.

In October Deborah and Sharon will be delivering blankets for the 5th and 6th graders and quilts for 7th and 8th.  Thankfully there are many people who are helping....

Cheryl has sent an email saying that 10 quilt tops for boys are on their way to Tennessee.
Evelyn sent 6 beautiful tops for the girls.

Sharon has been busy making a few tops too......

So far this is what is waiting for the next step - basting, quilting and binding...

We also have had some donations:  Thank you Bev for the adorable fleece panel that we will use for a kindergartner.  Thank you Harriet for the bolt of batting that we will use for 5 quilts!  South College has agreed to host a blanket tie day in October. We appreciate everyone's hard work and interest in what we are doing.

Happy Sewing,

Friday, June 5, 2015

Four More Grades To Go

Boxes are already piling up in Tennessee for the big push this Fall and Winter to finish up Forge Ridge School.  Next school year's 5th and 6th grade classes will receive fleece blankets.  7th and 8th grade will receive quilts. What you see here is the entire 5th grade all ready for labels.  We had a wonderful donation last winter that made completing this entire grade possible.  Thank you to the angel who gave his tithing to Sewing Hands.

Thank you to everyone who contributes in any way to what we do as Sewing Hands.  I wish all of you could accompany me when the deliveries are made.  The smiles and hugs from the kids just make your heart melt.  

Have a wonderful Summer - and keep sewing!

Graduating 8th Graders

The weather has turned very warm in Tennessee so our thoughts are certainly not on delivering quilts. But the 8th graders at Forge Ridge School are graduating and headed off to High School in the Fall and we certainly did not want them to miss out on receiving a Sewing Hands quilt!  So the process began again.....

Tops arrived from Florida - expertly sewn by the wonderful "hands" there.  Sharon basted and quilted a gigantic amount for the 23 graduating students.

Help was definitely needed to get all of these quilts finished with binding.  Here are two new Sewing Hands - Harriet and Frieda.  They helped Sharon whittle down that pile in no time flat!

And so another deadline was met.  Frieda accompanied Sharon for the delivery on the last day of school.  Normally the older kids don't show much emotion upon receiving their quits but not this group!  They were thrilled.

Busy, Busy, Busy

 Sewing Hands has been VERY busy since the last update in January.  After the 3rd grade delivery to Forge Ridge School, Deborah made some adorable t-shirt dresses to send to Cuba. The individual who delivered the dresses said that the girls were so excited to receive them that they immediately put them on right over their clothes.

Isn't it amazing that our small group has been able to share our talents in the Bahamas, Haiti, Cuba, Florida and Tennessee!

Also in the Spring, Sewing Hands once again helped the girls of the Super Kids Club (New Horizons).  This time they made  t-shirt dresses for themselves!