December–January charity sewalong

Ronald McDonald House Charity

snuggle-quilts

To celebrate the last charity sewalong for 2017 and the first for 2018 we’re featuring a 2 month sewalong spanning December and January to create Snuggle Quilts for Ronald McDonald House Charity. This is the first charity project we ever ran that inspired so many of you to get involved and donate to a worthy cause.

Every year thousands of children are struck down by very serious long term illness or injury and endure weeks, and in some cases, months of hospitalisation. Snuggle Quilts can become a very special attachment for a child and they will be able to take it with them when hopefully the time comes for them to leave hospital and go home.

The quilts are a comforting and caring community gesture that help parents and family of these children keep faith in the human spirit. Quilts are often also given to young siblings of the sick or injured child as they too can need comforting during times of need.

 

SEWALONG BRIEF

Create a quilt of your own design and make sure it complies with the following rules:

  • Quilt size must be between 100cm and 110cm square
  • Be made from new materials
  • Clean and free from chemicals, smoke and pet hair
  • Cannot have any potential choking hazards like buttons, beads, gems or rhinestones.

A Snuggle Quilt can be as simple as a front and back panel with a layer of batting in the center or you can create a complex quilt, full of blocks and piecework. As long as you meet the requirements above your quilt will go a long way to help a child in need.

Prizes

We’ll be giving away a number of Universal Magazine prizes, which will be drawn in February 2018. To enter, simply take a photo of your finished project and post it to our Echidna Sewing facebook community!

We’ll also be giving away a number of prizes at random throughout the year, and your Sewalong project is eligible for one of these prizes no matter which month it’s sent in.

How long do I have to create the project?

This sewalong will run for a 2-month block from 1 December 2017–31 January 2018.

Things to remember

Sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing or embroidering this is a great chance to get involved and have fun no matter what the outcome. Any excuse to put your sewing and embroidery machines to good use is a great one.

SENDING IN YOUR DONATIONS

Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details with your donation.

Simply fill out the Snuggle Quilt Submission form (pdf, 426kb) and either mail or drop it in with quilt to us at:

Echidna Snuggle Quilt
Echidna Sewing
56 Neumann Road
Capalaba QLD 4157

SEWALONG BADGES

If you have your own sewing/embroidery blog you can save the following badges and post it on your blog entry, linking back to this page.

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November charity sewalong

Ozcare (AU)

Ozcare clients and walkers

Ozcare clients Elizabeth and Lily with their walkers

Ozcare is a leading not-for-profit organisation of professional and caring people who have been delivering innovative and superior health and human services to the Queensland community for more than 20 years.

They offer a range of services to help people of all ages and backgrounds including aged care facilities, home nursing, respite care, retirement villages, homeless hostel services for men and women and much more!

This month we’re asking everyone to create some beautiful, vibrant men’s and women’s walker caddies so clients can gather their favourite items and attach them to their walkers or wheelchairs.

Age Concern (NZ)

This month you can also support a New Zealand based charity. Age Concern supports older kiwis and helps them have a healthy lifestyle full of opportunities and protection from harm.

SEWALONG BRIEF

To add your own touch, you can choose to decorate the caddy in extra ribbon ties and stippling of your choice (we’ve used the Dream Machine automatic quilting function on ours). You can also fasten the caddy pockets with easy-open plastic snaps or velcro spots instead of buttons.

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Prizes

We’ll be giving away a number of Universal Magazine prizes, which will be drawn in December 2017. To enter, simply take a photo of your finished project and post it to our Echidna Sewing facebook community!

We’ll also be giving away a number of prizes at random throughout the year, and your Sewalong project is eligible for one of these prizes no matter which month it’s sent in.

How long do I have to create the project?

Since we are featuring a new charity each month, the November sewalong will run from 1–30 November, 2017.

Things to remember

Sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing or embroidering this is a great chance to get involved and have fun no matter what the outcome. Any excuse to put your sewing and embroidery machines to good use is a great one.

SENDING IN YOUR DONATIONS

Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details with your donation.

Ozcare

To send in your donation to Ozcare:

  • Drop it off at any of our Echidna locations
  • Mail it to
    Annamarie Garrood
    Ozcare, Ozanam Villa
    153 King Street
    Clontarf Qld 4019

Age Concern

To send in your donation to Age Concern:

SEWALONG BADGES

If you have your own sewing/embroidery blog you can save the following badges and post it on your blog entry, linking back to this page.

MORE INFORMATION