Whew! This month has been a busy one – and it’s flown by so fast! I’m finally getting around to sharing the Sew Goodness post this month.
First of all: a huge thank you to those who have sent blocks for last month’s challenge for Project Linus! I have loved opening my mailbox every day and finding at least one package with quilt blocks – many times multiples!
So far I have over 90 blocks! Yay! In case you missed last month’s challenge, here’s what we’re working on: make a monochromatic 12.5″ x 12.5″ log cabin block, using your scraps. We’re going to sew the blocks together for quilts to donate to Project Linus. It’s not too late to send blocks if you want to contribute! I’ll be accepting them through the end of April.
Then I’ll count and sort the blocks. I’ve had a few people offer to piece quilt tops or quilt them. I’ll be contacting you shortly.
Thank you so much for your help! And for the sweet notes you’ve included with your blocks. It makes my heart happy!
Since starting the Sew Goodness challenge in January, I’ve recevied numerous comments and emails reccomending this cause. It’s such an important one. Most of you are probably familiar with Days for Girls, but in case it’s something new to you, let me introduce you.
Days for Girls was founded 10 years ago to provide solutions for women and especially school-age girls in impoverished countries where lack of feminie hygeine products limits their ability to go to school and work many days each month. The Days for Girls kits provide reusable hygiene products that can be washed and used for years, not only giving these girls independence, but also confidence.
The whole Days For Girls site is so well organized. I’m going to just send you there for all of the information you need to learn about their mission, as well as what you need to get started if you’d like to help.
Because DFG has such specific instructions and needs, I recommend finding a local ‘team’ in your area that you can contact and work with. They are the pros who already have a honed system up and running. It’s very easy to find a local chapter using this page.
I’m so thankful for amazing women who see a need – something that we in first world countries just take for granted – and find solutions not only to bless the lives of millions of girls around the world, but also to provide a meaningful opportunity for us first-world-ers to help out!
For anyone who is already involved with sewing for Days For Girls, feel free to chime in with any helpful advice or personal experiences.
If you’re new to the Sew Goodness monthly prompts and causes, or want to see what we’ve already done this year, check out this Sew Goodness round up and information page.
Remember: you don’t have to do it all! If you are already involved in charitable sewing projects (or other good works of any kind!) keep doing that! This is not meant to stress anyone out. Just an little inspiration if you’ve got time to give and are looking for meaningful causes in need!
So many of you already do so much charitable sewing. You inspire me!