Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stockings for Kids



A few weeks ago I received an email from Lyanna, telling me about a project that she's working on. She works for the Bair Foundation, an agency that helps foster children in Central Virginia and they would like to give each child a stocking for Christmas that they can call their own. In years past the children were given paper stockings that were thrown out after the holidays. But this year Lyanna and the staff have made it a goal to give each child a handmade stocking, one that they can keep and use year after year. So she is organizing a stocking drive through her blog, Purple Panda Quilts, and her goal is to collect 50 stockings by December 1.




Can you help and make a stocking or two? Lyanna is posting weekly tutorials on various ways to make a stocking and there was a brand new one yesterday for a cute appliqued version. As an added incentive, everyone who donates a stocking is eligible for some great prizes.

I'm in! Are you? I'm hoping to make at least one stocking to send to Lyanna. For more information on Stockings for Kids, please visit her blog or the Flickr group.

3 comments:

Jill said...

I will try to make at least one - want to ship them together? I'll take it to Quilt Club tomorrow & see if others want to do any - thanks for the info Heather!!!

Kara said...

Oh my gosh! Yes, yes, yes, I'm in! :)

pasqueflower said...

I'm in! Have fabric and I downloaded the pattern. A feel good project.

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