Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Baby, Baby, Baby!

Joann's grandson, Anthony, was born with a cleft lip. After meeting with his surgeon, Dr. Hoffman of Staten Island University Hospital, she learned of the prevalance of this disfiguration, not only in under developed countrites, but here in the US as well. Dr. Hoffman spoke about those living in poverty here as well as in latin America. After hearing Dr. Hoffman stories of babies going home wrapperd in towels - even paper towels, Joann was moved and of course felt each child should have a quilt! So a group of our Friday night strippers got together and made baby blankets. Now it will become an ongoing charity for our shop. If we are feeling an economic pinch, just imagine those already in financial need? Dr. Hoffman is taking our first group of quilts with him this week to South America. The next grouping will be distributed here in New York by the not-for-profit organization called Newborns in Need. Want to help? Sew with us on May 16 at 10 am.

Our Country Wedding Ring quilt class is moving along! The students have their checkerboard blocks together and began making their bias stems! Applique is next!

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