Thursday, January 30, 2014

What Are Little Boys Made Of . . . . .

Our group is working on a quilt theme based on the Nursery Rhyme, "What are little boys made of:  snips and snails and puppy dog tails."   There is a nice variety of squares being stitched for this theme. 

We have enough signups to make two quilts for boys, which will be donated sometime this year.  These quilts will be donated to either the Ronald McDonald House or the Favor House, a domestic violence shelter. This has been a fun theme to stitch.  What little boy wouldn't love to receive one of these quilts?


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Winner of the Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway

Congrats to Gisela Suski,  the winner of our most recent giveaway -a Fat Quarter Shop $20 gift certificate.  We have sent an email to Gisela.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

We Have a Winner -Gisela Suski won our Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway

Congrats to Gisela Suski,  the winner of our most recent giveaway -a Fat Quarter Shop $20 gift certificate.  We have sent an email to Gisela.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway at World of Charity Stitching

Enter to win a $20 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

Please visit the Fat Quarter Shop who is sponsoring our current giveaway.   The FQS has a huge variety of  fabric bundles, charms, jelly rolls, and patterns to choose from.  You can find what you are looking for at the Fat Quarter Shop.  Their prices are reasonable and the customer service is excellent.

This giveaway starts January 17 and ends January 27. 

Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Please make sure we can contact you if you are the winner.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Valentine Cards for Seniors

This year we are working hard at stitching and creating some beautiful Valentine Cards for the seniors.

Members are stitching the pieces and making their own cards; or they are stitching the squares and sending them to the ladies who enjoy making cards.  There will be many more cards made before this special day.  

We hope this will brighten the day of the seniors at the care facilities we support.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2013-What A Banner Year for WOCS

2013 was our best year yet!  We brought smiles to a lot of faces this year as more and more members are participating in our charity work.  The group continues to grow in size as we had a net gain of 112 members over last year.

Highlights include:  Our Valentine's project netted 78 Valentine cards, 67 bookmarks, and a multitude of other gifts.  Our holiday card making yielded 140 holiday cards.  Throughout the year and especially at holiday time, we delivered: 55 quilts, 32 therapy pillows, 86 wheelchair/walker bags, 73 totes,  56 bookmarks, and 59 other stitchery gift items as well as many purchased tote bag items to Century Care Center, Berry Hill Manor, Favor House, Ronald McDonald House, Baptist Cancer Institute, Santa Rosa Kids House, and three special request individuals.  

Designers Marti Harrington, Renate of Stickeule, Brooke of Brooke's Books, Ellen of EMS, Loretta Oliver, of Stitching the Night Away,  generously helped us by allowing us to use their patterns free or at a significant discount.

This past year our group stitched, sewed and quilted many items for charity.  We had a variety  of quilt themes open, such as:  Stars, Ballerinas, Wild Animals, EMS Animal Babies, Patriotic,Veggies, Cats, Cars, Stitcher's Alphabet, Nautical, Patriotic, Houses, Sunbonnet Sues, Chickens, Snowflake, Autumn Leaves, and many more. 
Several generous businesses contributed to prizes for our blog giveaways, including:  Fat Quarter Shop, Everything Cross Stitch, Riley Blake Designs, Quilting Lodge, Auriful, Vee and Company, Tie Dye Diva,  Green Fairy Quilts, and members of WOCS.

The group is off to a good start already in 2014, as we encourage our members to join in and participate in whatever way they are able, empowering WOCS to do even more good things for the people we serve.