Sunday, October 9, 2011

Charity Stocking Drive + Giveaway


Hi ya'all! It's Lyanna over at PurplePandaQuilts. When I'm not busy quilting, I work with foster kids. I love it - they are always so happy and make me appreciate the things I have in life. Anyway this year for the holidays the agency I work with would really like to give each child a handmade stocking - a nice one that they can keep and reuse for years to come that we would then fill with all sorts of goodies.

This is where you come in.

I am hosting a drive where you can donate a stocking. Our goal is to get at least 50 stockings.

Don't know how to make a stocking? No worries, I have you covered! From now until the end of November, there will be a free stocking tutorial posted every Tuesday. Some of your favorite bloggers have gathered together and agreed to contribute a unique stocking pattern, so be sure to check back on Tuesdays to see what it is!

And what's a charity drive without some awesome sponsors and prizes? There are a lot of great prizes lined up (hint: lots of fabric!) and even a $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop! To be eligible all you have to do is send in a stocking and link up the linky party on December 1st at PurplePandaQuilts.blogspot.com. You will get one entry per stocking you donate. Also be on the lookout for other "mystery" giveaways throughout the event.

This is very important. I need all stockings to be mailed to me by no later than December 1st. For address information check the flickr group or send me an email at PurplePandaQuilts(at)gmail(dot)com.

Finally, I've set up a flickr group - Stockings for Kids - where you can go to sign up to make stockings, post pictures of your stockings, and see what other people have made as well.

Please join in and help make a stocking for a foster child this holiday season and give them something they can call their own!

Thank you so much!!


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11 comments:

SewCalGal said...

What a great cause and fun to help. I look forward to making stockings for this project.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Carrie P. said...

I am in. I will be checking my stash to see what kind of fabric I can find.

Jenny said...

I will give this a try. I hope your tutorial is good cuz I'm gonna need it.

Anonymous said...

I would love to do this. I just hope I do a good enough job.

Michelle said...

I think this is a marvelous idea! Unfortunately I'm 3 stockings behind already for my nieces and nephews, but best of luck and I hope you do it again next year!

Caren said...

So do we come to the Jolly Jabber to see your stocking tutorials or are they over at Purple Panda blog? I'll need the help, too. Oh, is there a typical "size" for stockings? OR a "too big" or "too small"? Just wondering.

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I am looking forward to making stockings and designing one too! Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this wonderful drive!

Denise in PA said...

Wonderful idea - I'd love to contribute!

Vickie said...

I want to contribute! This is a great idea!

Kelsey said...

What a great idea! I'll happily make a stocking :)

Catskill Quilter said...

I will be watching for the tutorials so that I can get an idea of what kind of stockings you want - have made lined stockings of various types for years for family, and will dig out the Christmas fabric! What a great idea!