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collaborative quilt for a good cause

Sew Memphis

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

collaborative quilt for a good cause

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Are you interested in making a group quilt to give away for a good cause? It's free, and participation times are flexible!

We can work on this quilt during Sew Happy on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., or just about anytime you can be at the shop. Participants can also take home the pattern pieces and background fabric to make blocks at home.

We'll be using Carolyn Friedlander's fresh, modern XOXO pattern which entails some paper piecing.  But do not fear! Beginners are welcome! Check out this youtube video if you're interested in learning more about paper piecing.  Please know, it's super easy, and the pattern we'll use is also easier than the one in the video. 

We'll determine the size of our quilt by the number of quilters who are interested in helping and by the collectively agreed upon recipient. We could give the quilt to someone receiving chemo therapy, or a mom with a premature baby, or a veteran, or someone with a loved one in hospice.  All ideas should be discussed! And if, for some reason, a bunch of grown people can't agree on who to give a quilt to, we'll have a drawing:)

Sew Memphis will provide the background fabric, thread, pattern, photocopied block patterns, and batting. We'll also need some help with the quilting and binding, if that's your specialty! We're hoping you will provide the fabric for the X's and O's so this quilt will represent everyone who works on it.  

Sign up for your free "ticket" if you are interested, and we'll keep you in the loop! 

Have questions about collaborative quilt for a good cause? Contact Sew Memphis

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sew memphis
688 south cox
Memphis, TN 38104

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Sew Memphis

born of hopeful conversation between friends, and raised on visions of bright cotton fabric, sewing classes, and community-building, sew memphis opened on may 1, 2012. browse our eclectic inventory of modern textiles and thoughtfully selected notions, books, and patterns; take a class; participate in a children’s workshop; learn to quilt; make a purse; master a new skill; book us for parties; create hip kids’ clothes (and grownup clothes too); sew with friends; or teach us a thing or two. join us as we celebrate an age-old craft with contemporary innovation. this inspired blend of old and new is Sew Memphis!

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