Piecing for Parkinson’s

Hi folks,

The Parkinson’s Comfort Project will host a “Piecing for Parkinson’s” day in the community room at Quail Hollow in West Lebanon, NH on Saturday, January 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the past, we’ve invited everyone who wants to attend to pack up their sewing machines, thread and the tools they like to use and join us for a day of sewing. But this year it’s a little different.

Over the past year, we have been the recipient of three fabric donations, each one more sizable than the one before. As anyone who’s ever been involved with community quilting in a guild will tell you, using up someone else’s stash can be a challenge unless you have help.

So we’re asking for your help. We started cutting kits from the donated fabrics, testing them, and writing patterns. At this point, we have 31 complete kits (fabric for tops, borders, backing, and binding) that we will happily share with anyone who would like to make a quilt for the Parkinson’s Comfort Project.

In addition, on January 21, we plan to have a cutting party to make more kits. Right now, we have 14 boxes full of fabric that was donated with the intention that it be used for community quilting. We figure that a group of experienced rotary cutter experts can turn a lot of that fabric into kits that the Parkinson’s Comfort Project will share with sewers.

So, if you live in the Upper Valley area of Vermont or New Hampshire and would like a kit, please stop by Quail Hollow. We’ll be giving them out as long as they last.

If you like wielding cutting tools and hanging out with a very cool group of fellow fabric-lovers, please pack up your favorite cutting mat, your rulers, rotary cutter (with a good blade because it will get a workout), and probably some scissors.

We will have food and drink to share. Stay as long as you like.

If you have questions, please drop us a line at ParkinsonsComfort@gmail.com and we’ll be glad to help.