February 1st is the “one-year anniversary” of Elayne’s heart transplant.
We are so thankful to everyone who made it possible for her to be with us today, and that includes ALL of you.
We’d like to invite you to our Heart Parties to acknowledge the miraculous gift that organ donation gives.
To say “thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” we’ll be offering:
¨ Fun and friendship working on a group sewing project making heart-themed quilt blocks
¨ A chance to thank donor families and raise awareness for organ donation.
Come to one or more sewing parties. If you don't sew, you can come and help cut or iron.
Events will be held Monday, January 16, Monday, January 30 and Tuesday, February 14. Sew all day or just for a little while (10am-4pm).
During the event, use our machines, thread, and fabric to make heart-themed quilt blocks. Most will be made into pillow covers and given to families who have lost a loved one and donated life to another. They will be “memory gifts” for donor families, including the donor family who made the gift of Elayne’s heart. Other quilt blocks may travel with the Wisconsin Donor Network and Tissue Bank to raise awareness about organ donation or used for fundraising for other donor or transplant events.
Again, come to one or more Heart Parties — the event is FREE, but please call (920) 892-4751 so we know how many to plan for. If you can’t make it but still want to contribute, you can stop in and pick up a fabric kit or download our free heart pattern "Rachael's Heart" at www.sewingbasket.biz and make your block (or blocks) at home. This can be a great stash buster or fun group sewing event for you and your friends. Please mail completed blocks to:
The Sewing Basket
426 E. Mill Street
Plymouth, WI 53073
Post a picture of your block, you or your friends sewing hearts on our Facebook page and share the love.
Thank you from the bottom of our heart!!!
|Sheryl & Elayne
The Sewing Basket
426 E Mill St.
Plymouth WI 53073