You can sew NICU blankets for Project Linus at the Electric Needle. We appreciate if you can bring 2 pieces of new, unwashed flannel 1.25 yards each. If you would like you can reserve one of our Pfaff classroom machines. We also accept donations. Various blankets are needed every month ~ sample patterns are available through the link above. For assistance, please stop in to the shop.
If you have a working sewing machine that is just taking up space, it can be put to good use through this local organization! We are a drop-off location for the Sewing Machine Project. Feel free to bring your donation machines to our shop to be inspected and passed along to this great organization.
Volunteers are needed for cutting pieces, staffing, and sewing at various events during the day, evenings and weekends. Even if you don't sew, you can help out with this wonderful organization. Please contact us for more information.
The House Quilt Project makes small art quilt wall-hangings to be given to U.S. veterans returning from service abroad. The Project was established in June of 2010, to assist Furnishing Hope, who works with designers to create interior rooms and entire houses for veterans and others in need.
Calling all quilters, sewers and crafters! American Patchwork & Quilting is challenging you to join our efforts to Make a Pillowcase, Make a Difference. Every pillowcase can make a difference in your community. A pillowcase can provide comfort for a cancer patient, hope for a foster child, encouragement for a battered woman, or beauty for a nursing home resident. Sample patterns available through the link above.
Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit, Christian-based organization which provides relief to the children of Africa. Simple dresses are made out of pillow cases and distributed through the orphanages in Central Africa to plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy. Sample patterns available through their website. Just click the link above!
Mikayla’s Grace is a 501c3 non-profit to support families with a baby in the NICU and those who experience the death of an infant at Madison Area hospitals by providing NICU care packages and angel memory boxes that offer both practical and emotional support for the parents. Mikayla’s Grace is in need of more volunteers to make the hand-made items for the angel memory boxes. This entails making small baby gowns, booties and hats. Please contact Mikayla's Grace through their website for descriptions and even some patterns.
Ryan's Case for Smiles is an organization that makes pillowcases out of cheerful fabric for children sick with cancer and other serious illnesses to brighten up their hospital stay. You can get involved by making pillowcases, see their website for pillowcase directions and specifications. You can also donate fabric and funds to help this organization. This is a great project to get involved in, especially for beginning sewists as well groups looking for an easy and worthwhile sewing project!