More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
A Passion for Sewing and Quilting: Fun with Fabrics, Part 2
My students need a selection of fabrics that will inspire them to create masterpieces in cloth and self-esteem in their hearts! They will also need thread and needles.
What inspires you? My students have learned the sewing basics and have made items using donated materials. One student has made several soft toys for her younger siblings, but now we are running out of fabrics and have no way to purchase more. Please help me inspire them to continue to sew!
Our school is located in Northern Maine.
Winter here lasts for almost 6 months. There has never been employment here for all the teenagers that want jobs and the economy has left many homes with unemployed parents as well. My students are intelligent, creative and fun-loving individuals who desire positive feedback and praise in their lives. Some of them are involved with sports and(or) school student clubs and organizations. Other students are less out-going,but quilting classes put everyone on an equal basis and I am proud of that! I have 4 young men in one class of 16 and 6 out of 17 in the other. Every student has been successful with their "recycled" sewing projects but now it is time to reach beyond the scraps and select their own fabrics and designs. My goal is for my students to each create a unique twin or full size quilt of their own, but only you as a donor can make that a reality. We need some very basic supplies we are hoping to hear from you soon!
My students will be able to select which materials they want to use without worrying about the family financial situation affecting their choices. Without these fabrics, many of my students will have to resort to using the already picked over scraps. They will have to watch the students who's families can afford to purchase new and interesting fabrics as they create beautiful and inspiring quilt projects. Not only will they lose interest and motivation in sewing but they will have to watch the more wealthy students get all the positive feedback for their projects. This request is for some newly available fabrics in very popular color choices. (This is the second of two funding requests for this project.) I selected these fabrics by asking the students to look through the catalog and rate the available fabrics. As a result, I know these are ones they would really love to work with. These fabrics are excellent quality and are very reasonably priced as well.
All students deserve to be successful when they work to achieve a goal.
I want to see even the most disadvantaged students create something beautiful as well as useful. I want them all to be inspired so that learning new techniques is fun and has purpose. When they look at their finished quilt, they will be reminded of the rewards of their hard work, and not that they had to settle for less because of their economic situation. Please help me achieve this goal of true equality! Thank you!
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