More than half of students from low‑income households
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A Passion for Sewing and Quilting: More Fun With Fabrics
My students need basic quilting supplies to learn sewing.
Do you remember not having things that the other children had? It's a really frustrating feeling. Most of my students are from high poverty households. They cannot afford to purchase fabrics for quilting as other students can, but they are skilled, creative and hard working.
Our school is located in extreme Northern Maine.
Winter here lasts from mid-October to mid-April. There has never been employment here for all the teenagers who 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 outgoing, but my quilting classes put everyone on an equal basis, and I am proud of that! Next fall my projected enrollment indicates that I will be filled to capacity. That means I will not have enough supplies to go around. Students will become frustrated with the wait and rushed by others. Those who do have access to the equipment will potentially increase mistakes and this could possibly cause accidents in an effort to move quickly to share resources .
There are so many things we need, that I have broken up our specific items into several smaller donation requests. We hope you can help us!
Imagine a classroom where you never had to wait for equipment or supplies you needed. Imagine that you could start creating the moment you had an idea and a plan. How stimulated would you be to create? Nothing would hold you back. Quilting mats would be laid out around the room and students would be focused on cutting their fabrics for their designs! Students would be excited to see their fabrics turn into shapes and the shapes turn into finished quilts. Self-esteem would increase by leaps and bounds on a daily basis. Machines would be humming away and the irons would be pressing seams. The classes would be fun and productive for all my students, and you would have helped make it all possible!
Students need to be enthusiastic about any lesson in order to remember it.
They also need to be safe and productive as individuals. I would love to provide my students with the most efficient, safe and creative work environment possible, but only donors like you can make it happen. We are waiting to hear from you!
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