100 Quilts in 100 Days, supporting Geelong Charities with Bellarine Sewing Centre, GeelongJune 16, 2017
Over the last 27 years, Zoe has had the pleasure of designing and making several hundred patchwork quilts. These quilts have been used for shop samples, gifts and some as charity quilts.
The result of making this many quilts has left us with several boxes of scrap fabrics. These scraps range from really small pieces to some slightly larger in size.
Zoe has published two scrap quilt books to try to use up some of these scraps, With Scraps of Time and More Scraps More Time. All of the projects in these books were made using scrap fabrics from her collection, however there are still many more – in fact 16 boxes more..
We recently decided that it is time to clear out the sewing room of these scraps and we had thought of bagging up the scraps and selling it off as scrap fabric bags.
As owners of Bellarine Sewing Centre we know how lucky we are to receive such fantastic continued support from the local community. Without this continued support we would not be as successful as we are today. It is that realization that helped us to reconsider our decision to sell off the scraps.
And so we have come up with a fabulous idea to make 100 Quilts in 100 Days. To then sell these quilts for $100 each to raise $10,000 for charity, raising so much more money than simply selling scrap bags and now to be able to give back to the community that supports us. Our aim is to donate the funds raised to local Geelong charity organisations.
This is a massive task to undertake and we have been busy recruiting a ‘team’ to help with the cutting and sewing, however further help is required and that is why we are writing to you. If you have some spare time, and you are interested in joining in our charity project, we would love you to email us with your contact details.Our aim is to have some cutting days where we will prepare kits for the quilts to be made. These will be graded in skill levels to ensure everyone who wants to help, can! As soon as we have a further plan of attack, we will make contact with our volunteers.
In addition to sewing volunteers, we would greatly appreciate the help of a small organising team to assist us overseeing the process.
We will be establishing a new Facebook and Instagram page along with our website and blog to promote this idea and of hopefully will have the assistance of various media outlets to help with promotion also. In addition to this, we need everybody’s help to spread the word and help in any way you can.
At this stage we are hoping to commence mid to late July with a finish mid October.
We sincerely hope that you can help us with this fundraising challenge and look forward to hearing from you in due course.