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Fantastic work everyone!
We just wrapped up our Sew a Thon and I’m happy to say we can add 26 more bags to the total / 70!!!
We gave away 53 bags outside the library ( we had some pre made), so I’ll update our pod total. Really fun day!!
I don’t have time to post pictures, but I have completed one this morning for my friends birthday. Our Sew A Thon starts in 1 1/2 hours, so will update when we’re finished up this evening. We will be handing out premade bags as well, so will add those to our pod total. Love being part of this organization! Running total now at 22.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 12 months ago by Jan Shea.
Ok thanks for all you do Beattie.
Maybe I’ll send an email to the admin – hopefully will encourage a little more participation.
I’m happy to tell you that The Chickadeez and Friends in Redmond, Washington, USA will be holding a Sew-A-Thon and bag handout this Saturday, November 18th – so we’ll definitely be participating in the Internation Give A Way. Any readers in the area, please stop by and say Hello to us at the Redmond Regional Library – we’d love to meet you! Who knows, we might even have some goodies to share.
I did notice that the announcement about the give a way on the Home page still lists the 2016 date – does anyone know how to update that?
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I love the idea! It would be fun to be part of a coordinated Worldwide Effort.October 3, 2017 at 7:58 pm in reply to: Help – Anyone in the US Western States have Labels I can buy? #7473
Yes, the event was a great success – gave out 125 bags. Picked up a few names of people who want to donate or help sew and got some $$ donations. Hoping they will follow through!
Anyone have an idea what date this will be for 2017? We have a Sew A Thon Scheduled for November 18th – any chance it might be around that date?September 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm in reply to: Help – Anyone in the US Western States have Labels I can buy? #7369
Never mind – got the labels in the mail today! Turns out the hold up was a Morsbaby!! Congrats to to the family! Cheers, Jan
Thanks so much Beattie, Gudrun, Masterclock and Offcuts for all your suggestions.
We had a Sew A Thon at our local library on Monday and I used the idea of tying up some bundles to take home. Several people took advantage of those to take home along with the instructions. Two ladies that did will be joining our pod next month!
Also, loved the “Metamorphosis of a Morsbag” idea!
We did something similar on the bulletin board at the library and it really helped to explain things.
We have finally found a drop off location at one of our members workplace. It’s a warehouse one block from the city hall – so here’s hoping that works.
The library was also super easy to work with – as long as their meeting room is open, we can hold our sewing events there and hand out the bags near the entrance. Managed to give away over 100 on Monday.
Set up a Facebook Page – have started to attract some followers – feel free to check it out when you have a minute. Could definitely use some suggestions:
Just getting out there and meeting people gives us connections – we are being invited to do another event at an Organic Farm Coop in 10 days. They have a Squash Festival – Squash out your Carbon Footprint event. I think we will fit right in 🙂
The Northwest Harvest Food Bank wants all the bags we can provide for bagging up food for the low income folks in the International District of Seattle. We are dedicating the month of October to that.
Thanks again for all you have shared – this helps tremendously,
And special congratulations to Beattie on what you did for the Great British Sewing Bee – what an accomplishment!
Well I’m back off to the sewing machine.
Way to go Kathy! Lovely bag. Glad you were able to post.
Our group is having so much fun, and we’re adding members all the time.
Even got some fabric donations this week which is helping, because we are doing our third event in two months on 9/23!
Northwest Harvest Food Bank would like us to make them bags to use when handing out food for low income folks and the Teen Center is asking for some as well. Should keep us busy for the rest of the year at least.
Thank you Gudrun, Beattie and Masterclock for all your great ideas and suggestions. As it turned out, we were asked not to have participants do any sewing – only to give a demo on how to make. We did have a couple of young moms adding if we gave sewing lessons! Not yet….
We also had 100 pre made bags to give out.
The festival was to run from 5-10pm. By 7:30 all 100 bags were gone, plus the dozen or so I was able to finish between questions and conversations.
Added 16 people to our mailing list – many wanting to donate fabric and/or thread, help with sewing, etc. Received $37 in cash donations.
On our to do list:
1. Make a Facebook Page for our group
2. Find a central drop off location for fabric and thread
3. Find a large venue for our next group sewing session
4. Find a location/date for our next bag distribution. Hoping to find a store where they’ll let us just hand out the free bags to people walking by! These festivals are exhausting – but fun!
5. Send out the first (of hopefully many) newsletters to those who wants to join our cause.
6. Sleep 😉
Let me know if you manage to get your pictures in the group – I’d love to see them.!
I just went to the Morsbags Flickr page and the 1st 7 photos displayed are mine, so hopefully you’ll see them that way.
Gudrun, hope your weather improves. Where in Germany do you live? We’re in the Northwest corner of the US near Seattle where we’re famous for rain, but we’ve had over a month without it – unheard of! I’ll try aim the fan at the sunshine to go your way – no promises though. Happy sewing, Jan
Finally got the pix on the Morsbags Flickr page!!!
Thanks for looking this over Offcuts – Good grief, I feel like a real ignoramus with this Flickr thing – here goes again: