10am - 6pmOn November 24th, Feel Good Friday, we will be accepting donations of fabric, quilts, quilt tops, and pillowcases. In exchange for your donation you will receive a coupon for 50% of one item in the shop!! (The coupon must be used in the store, on Friday, November 24, 2017.) Any size donation will receive a coupon (only one per person) but please donate as much as you can!
Where will it go?We will be distributing your donations to some of our favorite organizations.
- Project Linus - donates homemade blankets to children in need
- Quilts of Valor - donates quilts for service members and veterans touched by war
- Sweet Dreams Pillowcase - donates pillowcases to children in need
- Roger Maris Cancer Center - donations of scraps and smaller cuts of fabric will be donated to use for art therapy.
Top 5 reasons to destashWe hope that you'll take some time to go through your stash and donate to help support these amazing causes. Need a little encouragement? You got it - here's our top 5 reasons you should clean out your stash! 1. Your tastes have changed and you don't like what you have anymore. Our styles and preferences change over time - and that is a good thing! It's what keeps life exciting! New color combos, a new technique, fresh inspiration - this is what keeps sewing fun. Can you imagine making the same project from the same color fabric for your whole life? That's called a job, friends. For most of us, sewing and quilting is a hobby. The definition of hobby is "an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure". PLEASURE! If you're not having fun, it's time to try something new. Clean it out, get rid of it! Let someone else love it and find pleasure in it. 2. Guilt keeps you from not wanting to even enter your sewing room. Fabric's not cheap. You've got years worth of it stacked in your sewing room. You feel guilty about how much money you've spent on it (or maybe someone in your life is making you feel guilty about it). But you just don't love it anymore (see #1). It's ok. The guilt needs to stop. You've gotten as much out of it as you are going to get. You had fun shopping for the fabric. You stood in the shop and dreamt up ideas of what it could be. You got home and carefully added it to the stash and smiled. Joy. That can be enough. You enjoyed it once, now it's time to donate it and move on and let another find joy in it. The money isn't coming back whether it sits on your shelf or moves on to someone that will put it to use. Get rid of the guilt and welcome yourself back into a happy, guilt-free sewing space.