Sad News – Gerri Krohn

Sew for Hope is sorry to announce the passing of Gerri Krohn, a long-time Sew for Hope volunteer. Gerri passed away on Tuesday, November 4th, a long illness. Her daughter, Cassandra, is also one of our volunteers. A memorial service is being planned for Gerri on November 15th at noon at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 312 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304. Lunch will be provided afterward by the Relief Society. All Sew for Hope volunteers are welcome.

Workday, Saturday November 15th

The regular Sew for Hope work day will be held on November 15th at ARTS After School from 9 am to 3 pm. We will be focusing on badly-needed twin and “Big Kid” quilts. We were down to two of each in the Hope Quilt closet last week. Twin and Big Kid quilts should have fabric that would be more appreciated by pre-teen and teen kids. Twin quilts are approximately 68″ x 86″. “Big Kid’ quilts are approximatley 60″ x 72.” See you there.

Workday schedule for October through January

We are canceling the Tuesday, October 14th workday at HOPE Community because all our major players either have to work or are out of town. Furthermore, since our work space at ARTS After School is so perfect, we are discontinuing our Tuesday meetings at HOPE Community. We have ample fabric and supplies at ARTS, so if there are any church sewing groups, teachers, or “other interested folk” who want the fabric and/or supplies we have at HOPE Community please let us know. We do have a Feather Weight Sewing Machine that is going with us to ARTS that we cannot give away.

Judy Rainbrook has volunteered to deliver our handmade quilts and afghans to HOPE Community once a month. Thank you Judy.

Upcoming Saturday Play Day Schedule (because we have so much fun it feels like play)

Oct 18, 2014

Nov 15

Dec 6

Jan 10, 2015

Jan 24

*9-3 with lunch from 11:30ish – 12:30ish

ARTS After School, 2743 Capitol Cr NE, Ste 105 & 106 in the Esposito’s Strip Center

*There are several cafe’s in the Esposito’s Center. If you bring a brown bag lunch, please be aware that we do not have access to a refrigerator.


Standard Quilt Sizes

  • Twin – 68″ x 86″
  • Big kids – 60″ x 72″
  • Little Kids –  “52” x 60 
  • Crib & Toddler – 28″ x 44″
  • Bassinet – 15″ x 30″
  • Pre-K Nap-Time Coverlets – 36″ x 50″

These dimensions now have their own page listed in “Pages” on the left sidebar.


Sew for Hope Workday Schedule: Sept and Oct

The Summer heat has enveloped us in sweaty humidity . . . let’s stay inside and sew. Furthermore, let’s get ready for Winter at the homeless shelter and make blankets for our precious Tallahassee kids whose parents are struggling to keep them comfortable at night.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”  Matthew 25-40
Upcoming Work Days
We are meeting next . . . 
Saturday, August 23, 2014
9-3 (lunch break from 11:30-12:30)
ARTS After School
2743 Capitol Cr NE (in the Esposito’s Strip Center)
We’re having a play day and machine stitching scrappy “no-stress” blocks. We also have a large quilt to hand tie, and Cynthia needs to put together a few kits to take to the Quilter’s Unlimited Guild meetings.
Saturday, September 6
same as above
Tuesday, September 9
HOPE Community (inside the cafeteria)
2729 W Pensacola St
We’ll be working on hand-tying a quilt or two
Saturday, September 20
Saturday, October 4
We meet only this one Saturday in October
Tuesday, October 14
@ HOPE Community
Wish list – 
  • Cotton batting, new cotton thread in kid friendly colors
  • Cotton quilt batting in all sizes
  • New cotton sewing thread, especially white, beige, and pastel colors
  • Helping hands
  • Soft Yarn in sweet or fun colors for babies and kids
  • Quilting (bent) safety pins, especially large size
Thanks for all you do,
Cynthia Seyler, Founder
Sew for HOPE