Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Ultimate in Scrap Quilting...

In every quilter's life there comes an end to the fabric food chain, whether your style is coordinated or scrappy. Those last bits and scraps usually end up in the trashcan but now you have a chance to recycle them and help abandoned animals in need!

I am starting a program called Creature Comforts and am asking for your throw away scraps! As long as it is washable and without paint, fusible web, etc., no size is too small. In fact, small is good! These will be collected and used for stuffing in pet beds which will be donated to the Forsyth Humane Society, and if we get more than they need we will continue to find NO-KILL shelters and foster care providers who can benefit from having them.

So be green and start saving those scraps‼ If you are local to my area you can bring them to Sew Original on Robinhood Road in Winston-Salem, bring them to any Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild meeting, or email me to arrange delivery karen@kfridy.com . We will also accept yardage donations of muslin, denim and twill for making the linings and outer covers.

If you live too far away and don't want to mail your throw aways here, then please consider starting a program where you are with your favorite quilting group! It will help our furry friends and it will keep stuff out of our landfills.

Plus it will make you feel really good inside.



Jenny Williams said...

I love this and will separate my scraps that have any fusible and begin a new bag just for this. I will also pass this along to everyone I know, because I don't think I know anyone who is not an animal lover. I commend you Karen - what a fabulous way to give back. I'm with you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, This is so great. I'll be sharing with all my animal loving friends. Thanks again for your wonderful spirit and always being so generous with your time and talent.-Stephanie

Salem Stitcher said...

Yay! I love this and man, do I have some scraps for you!

Irene Onderweegs said...

I already save scraps, but if you don't mind, I'll get them to my local animal shelter here in Amsterdam, all inside a pillow. ;^}
Snippets from dog ears first!
The more we quilt, the better it is!
Iren efrom Amsterdam

Frog Quilter said...

I make pet quilts and donate them to the animal hospital in town. All the animals there really love quilts.

Claudine Intner said...

What a great idea!