February 14th, 2007

ATTENTION KNITTERS OUILTERS etc...a few ideas to get the ball rolling....so to speak

> With each new ball of yarn you buy or new type you try make the first article a piece to be donated to the homeless.

> Save and Recycle old cloths/sheets/garments etc for fabric use in new projects rather than throwing them away if you are not going to donate them or they are to stained or damaged to donate. This is especially helpful for families with children as they grow constantly and are hard on clothing.
Variation start a collection for damaged/worn/old clothing items in your community. These could be combined with canned drives. The cloths will not find their way to landfills and the fabric gathered can be used for the supplies for any number of the other projects mentioned in this post or other ideas you might come up with on your own.

>Teachers/students/youth groups etc have your class/group create a quilt square each. Have a party at the end to celebrate combining and donating/auctioning the quilt.
Variation each person visits a social agency, homeless shelter, adoption agency, retirement home, hospice etc and makes a quilt square about the experience or w/ the individual they were meeting with.

> Have friends that constantly ask you to show them how to do it or want you to make them something? Would you do it for free anyway?... try asking your friends to drop you a handful of change or a small donation if they are able and wouldn’t take offense in exchange for the garment or lesson to be used for charity.

> Have a Tupperware party with a twist! Have a party, make some garments ahead of time to be sold and give as much of the proceeds as you can to your desired nonprofit. This can be done alone or as a group activity.

> Teach a "how to" class for free as recreation for kids, the elderly, or other needy groups.

> Have a knit/Quilt party. Everyone eats knits and is merry. While helping to make an item to donate or generating ideas for projects

> Create a knitters/Quilter's club... like a book club. Meet weekly, once a month, whatever works... talk, knit, enjoy... and always have at least one group project for those in need or social change. Quilters sew squares for blankets meet and piece them together provide them to homeless families for instance.
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1st on site project

The creation of a collaborative coloring/activity/story/poem etc book intended for children suffering from or who have loved ones suffering from cancer.

All artists are asked to provide their name and any desired contact information on the post so that proper credit can be provided on their page/pages in the final books. There are no limits or requirements on subject matter or number of submissions... this needs not be something life altering or difficult for you... don't stress yourselves out with your ideas just be creative it's what you already do naturally... This book doesn't need to be hard...

it just NEEDS to BE.

It is a joint effort so participation is VERY easy. If you are interested simply post any poem, short story, illustration, painting, or any other artistic piece that you feel should be included in the book in an ordinary lj post to this site. Include any information you feel is necessary and please be sure to note what project your post is intended for.

I will personally compile the artwork provided into a completed booklet and print the books. They will be provided to children facing these potentially terminal illnesses and those who have family members and loved ones whose lives have been touched by cancer. Extra books will printed and donated for auctioned and sale to fund care and cancer research and treatment.

If you’re going to do it anyway you… might as well do it here.
Its free promotion
It’s an excuse to create and to talk with other creative people

Most importantly it is an opportunity for each of us to use the talents we posses to create positive change in our worlds.
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lackawanna river, scrantonia

And all everybody knows, is you're not like them...

Wow this community sounds like a really awesome idea. One of you member types already knows me but for those who don't, my name is Dom and my medium is spoken/written word.

I'm gonna go put my knuckles to the grindstone on the project i'm already working on, but sometime in the next few days i should be posting some poems for the first collaborative project on here...

just thought i'd drop by and give you all a hey.


feel free to track me through my lj or mywaste, anybody with something to say will be given a forum.

Peace and <3 (and happy VDay)