Episode 494: Let It Sew, Let It Sew, Let It Sew
Winter is prime quilting time, so we’re sharing some benefits of sewing during the colder months. We also chat with a local quilt shop, share details about our 2021 UFO Challenge, and give an exciting update about our One Million Pillowcase Challenge.
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Let It Sew, Let It Sew, Let It Sew
We hear from a lot of quilters that winter is their prime sewing time. They're not taking as many vacations, attending outdoor events, or even spending time doing yard work. So, to pass the time when they're stuck inside, they get a lot of sewing done! Elizabeth, art director of American Patchwork & Quilting, shares some tips for making the most of this sewing season and the benefits of sewing during the colder months! Topics include:
- Health benefits of sewing during winter
- Lightning for sewing at night
- Tackling quilting resolutions and bucket list items
- Using warm and cozy fabrics
Love Your LQS
Doris highlights how Serendipity Quilt Shop in Dagsboro, Delaware, is giving back to their community. Store owner Kathy Lewis shares about their efforts to donate Quilts of Valor quilts, place mats to CHEER, and host a virtual food drive, among many other charity projects. Their store has been closed to in-store traffic and classes since the pandemic started, so they've been hosting fun online sew-alongs with free patterns on their website (see Quick Links on the right-hand side of their website). Find Serendipity on Facebook and Instagram.
Each year, we challenge ourselves and our readers to finish some UFOs (unfinished objects)! The challenge official starts on January 1, so visit this link for all the details and resources to get you started. We hope you can join us for a productive year of sewing and organizing!
One Million Pillowcase Challenge
Thanks to our podcast listeners and our readers, we hit 1,000,000 pillowcases donated to local charities. Our staff says "thank you" and shares how you can keep the effort going. See more here.