Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Sew Some Love Linky

Welcome to the Sew Some Love linkup!  Please link-up any post about a project you're sewing for charity.

I mentioned last week that I have been traveling quite a bit this summer, so I'm running out of quilt-related content for the blog. I was in Illinois during May visiting friends and made a couple of these shrinky-dink safety bracelets. They aren't quilt-y and it might be a stretch to call it charity, but I thought some of you might find it useful.

Shrinky-dink is a plastic that shrinks and thickens when you put it in the oven, so I first wrote Amrei's name and her parent's phone numbers and drew a couple of flower designs in sharpie. Then immediately after baking and shrinking I bent it around a drinking glass to make a curved shape to fit her wrist.  I sealed it with Dimensional Magic and attached a chain with pliers so it does not come off.

She's been wearing it for over a month and it still looks good and seems well attached!  She likes it and it's prettier than a usual medic alert bracelet.

Covered in Love has been so blessed by donations from quilters, I want you all to see what each other have going on!  For purposes of the linky, I'm going to define "charity" really generally.  If you're sewing a quilt for you co-worker's mom with cancer or your friend's uncle who lost his home, that totally counts!  Anything you're sewing out of the goodness of your heart for someone outside you immediate circle of family and friends. 

Some Quilt Charities:
Books and a Blanket - quilts for needy children in central Texas, promoting literacy
Covered in Love - quilts for mourning families
Kennel Quilts - small quilts for animals in need
Margaret's Hope Chest - several programs for children and adults
My Very Own Blanket - quilts for children in foster care
Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project - quilts auctioned to raise money for cancer research
Project Linus - quilts for children in the hospital
Quilts Beyond Borders -  quilts for poor children around the world
Quilts for Kids - quilts for abused and ill children
Quilts of Valor - quilts for veterans
Threading Hope - children and families in poverty and war torn countries
Victoria's Quilts - quilts for cancer patients
Wrap-a-Smile - quilts for children treated for cleft palate on medical missions
Wrap Them in Love - quilts for children

If you know of any that need added to the list let me know!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that's so cute for a young girl! I didn't know Shrinky Dinks were still around. We had a couple of young visitors yesterday, a brother and sister aged 4 and 7, and they both spent some time seriously stitching on their projects. They used big plastic needles, yarn, and a grid of perforated white plastic for their embroidery "cloth." So fun to see young crafters at work!