We had "sew" much fun at the Sew Together for Wildfire Relief Benefit! The theme of the day was to make quilts - and make quilts, we did! There were no less than 3 community quilts in the works and blocks were continually added through-out the day.
We're happy to report that the Christmas Tree quilt top and the House Block quilt top were both finished and donated before the holidays. The Broken Grid quilt got so big that we decided to split it into 2 quilts!
Keep your eyes on our Instagram feed to see each of these as they get finished. Once they are done, we'll be donating them to one of the organizations that work with the Deanna Davis Community Quilt Project. (Did you know that the DDCQP has donated almost 600 quilts in the past 6 months? That is AMAZING!)
As well as working on our common quilts, some people chose to work on quilts of their own. Some chose to work from kits provided by the Deanna Davis Community Quilt Project, and some designed their own. Aren't they great?!
We had people who had never used a sewing machine before to accomplished quilters who have been sewing for decades.
And THE BEST news of all is that we raised over $3000 to go to the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund.
As well as the Sew Together, we also had a pop-up Handmade Holiday Market where all of the goods for sale were generously donated by local artists so that we could give 100% of the sale price of each item to the Wildfire Relief fund.
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated. We also want to say a big thank you to everyone who gave their time to volunteer and help out, brought us yummy food, and generously gave items for us to give away as door prizes and to sell at the Holiday Market. Extra big thanks to Cheeseboard Pizza for keeping us going with delicious pizza and Michael Miller Fabrics, for donating gorgeous (and fun!) fabric.
Everyone helped to make this such a fun and special day. Let's do it again sometime soon!