9.30.2011

Stockings for Kids

When I'm not busy quilting I work with foster kids. I love it - they are always so happy and make me really appreciate the things I have in life. Anyway this year for the holidays the agency I work with would really like to give each child a homemade stocking - a nice one that they can keep and reuse for years to come that we would then fill with all sorts of goodies. 

This is where you come in. 

I am hosting a drive where you can donate a stocking. Our goal is to get 50 stockings.

Don't know how to make a stocking? No worries, I have you covered! From now until the end of November, there will be a free stocking tutorial posted every Tuesday. Some of your favorite bloggers have gathered together and agreed to contribute a unique stocking pattern, so be sure to check back on Tuesdays to see what it is!

And what's a charity drive without some awesome sponsors and prizes? There are a lot of great prizes lined up (hint: lots of fabric!) and even a $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop! To be eligible all you have to do is send in a stocking and link up the linky party on December 1. You will get one entry per stocking you donate. Also be on the lookout for other "mystery" giveaways throughout the event.

This is very important. I need all stockings to be mailed to me by no later than December 1.

Finally, I've set up a flickr group - Stockings for Kids - where you can go to sign up to make stockings, post pictures of your stockings, and see what other people have made as well.

Please join in and help make a stocking for foster child this holiday season and give them something they can call their own!

Thank you so much!!


9 comments:

t. anne said...

This is wonderful! I would love to help. Can't wait to see your ideas and tutorials.

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I'm in! Can't wait for the tutes :)

Annaliese said...

Count me in!

sydthewyd said...

I love this! I'm so in!

Beth said...

I heard about this from Sweetwater. Count me in!

Lindsey said...

I also came over from Sweetwater. What a wonderful thing you're doing, I'd love to help.

Dani said...

I came over from Sweetwater as well. I hope to be able to help :)

Kylie said...

I wanted to ask- do you just want fabric stockings or can they be felt? I've been wanting to make a full sized stocking based on this Dala Horse Stocking (http://tinyurl.com/6aehjyk).

sunny said...

I'm late to the party, but I'd like to join the fun. I'll plan to make two stockings.