*COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY*
American Hero Quilts Sew-In Sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild
What is a Sew-In??
If you sew and have a sewing machine, bring your machine (some extra machines are available at the sew-in) and notions (thread, scissors, pins, etc.) to join others making quilt squares or sewing rows together.
If you do not sew, come to cut fabric or iron or whatever is needed to assist the process.
All fabric is provided. Come for an hour or the afternoon. There is always plenty to do.
American Hero Quilt
American Hero Quilters was established in 2004 to provide recognition and appreciation to wounded service men and women who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Each quilt is a metaphoric hug and a way to express gratitude for their service to our country.
American Hero Quilts has over 800 volunteers participating in the program–ranging from piecers, binders, quilters and other helpers, including generous contributors. As of the first of the year in 2018, AH has provided over 26,500 quilts to our military men and women and their families. Quilts are sent to Madigan Hospital at Joint Base Lewis McCord and other Warrior Transition Centers in the US then directly to bases in Afghanistan.
This Sew-In is an annual event sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild (BIMQG) a local non-profit formed to develop and encourage the art of modern quilting, encourage new quilters and other fiber artists interested in non-traditional quilting projects, offer educational opportunities through classes, workshops and sharing of information, and provide opportunities for “charity” or other works that give back to the community through the use of modern quilting skills. BIMQG also organizes the Bainbridge Quilt Festival the second Saturday of September.