100 Quilts 100 Days
Donation Drive to benefit Nationalities Service Center
From July to 12 October 2019, we will be accepting new quilts, afghans, pillowcases, hats and mittens to be given to new immigrants and refugees arriving in Philadelphia this autumn.
Our goal for quilts is 60 twin size (approx 70" x 90"), 30 full size (approx 85" x 108") and 10 baby size (approx. 36" x 52"). Other sizes may also be acceptable, please contact us for details.
For our knitters and crocheters, NSC is also glad to accept afghans and knitted/crocheted blankets of any size.
As a thank you from us, we will give you a 10% off Stitch Central coupon for any accepted donation of a handmade quilt or blanket.
All donations must be NEW items - they can be something you made a while ago, but cannot be used.
Since these items will be given to newly arrived people who might be nervous about how they will be welcomed here in the US, we would like each quilt or afghan to have some sort of WELCOME message - whether it's a quilt label saying "Made with Love", an embroidered greeting saying "Welcome Home", or even a card, please include a personal message from you to your new neighbor. What you say and how you say it is up to you!
What if you can't commit to a whole quilt or afghan? We will also be accepting smaller items: cute pillowcases, knitted hats, and mittens. These should also be new and something you are proud to give - make 'em awesome!
To help you get going, we are having some Knit & Sew days to make pillowcases and hats:Sat. August 31st, noon to 6pmSat. September 7th, 10 am to 6 pmSunday October 6th, 11 am to 4 pm
We will provide some fabric, yarn and sewing machines*, feel free to bring more fabric & yarn to share.
Looking for more ways to help this very worthy organization? Contact us or click through to the NSC website to learn more.
*we will provide some fabric yardage and scraps to make pillowcases with decorative cuffs/trim. If you have some fabric to contribute, please bring it along.
We will have 4 sewing machines available, with cutting mat and ironing stations. If we have a good turnout, we may ask some people to bring sewing machines.
There will be some yarn in a range of weights available for hat knitting, but please bring your own needles in your preferred sizes. And more yarn is always welcome!