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Charity Sewing Contest 2007
September 10-October 31, 2007
Peggy L
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Date: 9/6/07 12:12 PM

Its time for our 2007 Charity Contest. This will be my first time moderating a contest so be easy on me!!! The contest will start September 10 and go through October 31st. The real winners in this contest are the recipients of our efforts but Interface Austrialia (Fitz like a glove ironing board manufacturers) are donating prizes.

The rules:

1. You earn one point for every garment or item sewn.

2. All items sewn are to be donated for charitable purposes. If an item was not intended to be a donation but turns into one, it will still count. Items that are not sewn "from scratch" but are altered for ease of wear by nursing home residents, wheel chair users, injured service personnel, etc., will still count.

3. You will receive one point for each item sewn or altered. Pairs of gloves or socks count as one item, but a pair of gloves and a scarf would be two items, even if they match and go to the same person.

4. Patterns or techniques need to be reviewed. If you don't use a pattern, just choose "No pattern used". If you make multiples from the same pattern, don't do a new review each time just update the original review.

5. The biggest winners in this contest will be those in need who will be warmer or more comfortable thanks to the efforts of the members of Pattern Review.

Please encourage all your PR friends to make an item or two!! We've not had enough participation in this contest in the past.

Peggy

ETA: Links to Free Patterns
-- Edited on 9/6/07 12:15 PM --

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Date: 9/6/07 1:18 PM

Contest is set up. We have generous prizes sponsored by Interface Australia (http://www.interfaceaustralia.com).

Contest Report for Charity Contest

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Date: 9/7/07 3:53 AM

I just signed up to do some charity sewing for a children's and women's hospital. I'm sewing simple bereavement envelopes for them that are about a 1 foot square. Because the envelopes are really easy to sew, I don't want to be in the running to win any prizes and don't know if I should enter this contest. If the prizes are going to be determined by votes, I'll enter because I'm sure no one would vote for simple envelopes. But if a prize is going to the most sewn, then I won't enter because it wouldn't be fair to people who are sewing garments, even quick and easy ones.

Please let me know how the winners will be determined. thanks!
Em
-- Edited on 9/7/07 3:55 AM --

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Date: 9/7/07 8:04 AM

Please enter the contest!!! A point will be given for each item sewn-it doesn't matter how easy or how hard! Truly the real winners are the recipients and the prizes are just "icing on the cake". I will throw in another prize for all those who enter at least one item. I'll throw all the names in a basket and draw a name for a sewing related prize.

Please enter and encourage your friends on PR to enter!!

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Date: 9/7/07 10:12 AM

Some of the links to the free patterns don't work

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Buy fabric - check
Buy pattern - check
Buy notions - check
Contemplate the possabilities of all of the fabric and pattern combinations - check
Sew anything - no
Repeat above an infinate number of times - check

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Date: 9/7/07 11:02 AM

Sorry about that. Those were links used last year so some may have changed. I haven't been to each one.

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Date: 9/7/07 12:58 PM

Em - of course you should join! It might inspire others to try that same type of thing.

This is always a great contest, but it is at a tough time for me. These are my 'busy months'. So I don't know if I will able to join.

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Date: 9/7/07 2:03 PM

I've just found this site with free patterns for charitable sewing. I haven't time to check them all but they may prove useful. http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/e_charitysew.html

Although I don't have a specific hospital or nursing home in mind. Would it be alright to donate the items to my local 'Oxfam' charity shop, all the money they raise goes to good causes. If this is okay I'm going to consider over the weekend. BTW are knitted or crocheted items allowed?
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Date: 9/7/07 5:32 PM

Em, kudos for doing this. I started this at one time, but the timing was not the best. It was shortly before and after DD was born....when she was still considered fragile and we had daily phonecall checkups with the doc. I couldn't do the sewing because I kept crying.....it takes a stronger person than me to do this.

HUgs

Larisa

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Date: 9/9/07 9:43 AM

Just a reminder that this contest starts tomorrow. Please join us and make an item or two (or 3 or 4) to donate!!

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