I have reposted the charity update from the January Newsletter below. When I first posted it I left out a portion at the bottom by mistake. I am now posting it in its entirety. –Nicole
Welcome to January Charity Night ! We anticipate LOTS of good quilting activity! ANY charity project will do, however.
Each table should decide on a project– such as: make a top, bring fabric to cut, sandwich and pin a quilt, tie a quilt. You could also bring cheery fabric and make kits for pinwheels: the Hole in the Wall Charity Block. See the table or the website for instructions. (I have a lot of light beige floral fabric which could be used for the light fabric in “girl” pinwheels.)
If you bring machines (two or three per table) — you will need extension cords/ power strips because the outlets are spaced around the outside of the room. Those who are not sewing can be designing, cutting, aligning the pieces to be sewn –making sure it all comes together!
See RoseMary (for Yawkey Way) or see me (for Hole in the Wall) for help with a kit or something if you need an idea.
Paul Newman fans, please also read the excerpt below from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp GAZETTE. Paul Newman founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camps. They served 288 kids in the founding year (1988) and last year served over 20,000!
Jean Osborn, email@example.com
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp: GAZETTE Spring 2013 (excerpt)
Quoted from the article by Lissy Newman
Undeniably Paul Newman: A Daughter’s Reflection
One of the things that I think my father hated about being famous was the constant scrutiny. …It left him with a profound understanding of what it means to be misunderstood. …It makes sense that he wanted to create a place where kids …would have a place –a private place, a wonderful place–where they could remember who they are and then be that person with abandon. And they would have lots of company.
I’ll tell you a secret about my Dad …He was a wacky guy. He liked goofy hats …inventing things with wire and duct tape, and building noisy, clattering sculptures out of silverware in fancy restaurants. … the nice thing about Camp for my Dad was that he got to remember who he was and be that person with abandon.