Workday January 10 & 24, 2015

Happy New Year!

I’m still on Christmas vacation with my family, so I’m keeping this brief. I’ll send a longer newsletter later after I get the blanket count for last year totaled & after things return to normal. Whatever that is, right?

We’re meeting on Saturday, 1/10 & 1/24

ARTS After School
2743 Capitol Cr, Ste 106 in the Esposito’s strip center
9-3, lunch break from 11:30-12:30

We’ll begin work on the 45 flannel nap-time coverlets for the Pre-K kids, and the 16 crib quilts for the PAEC Migrant Farm Worker Summer School Program.  The children get to take their blankets home with them at the end of summer, so every year we’ll be providing a new batch of blankets.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and that a prosperous New Year is in store.

Thanks for all you do,


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.