2018 Community Sew-In
2018 Slides from the Veteran's Day Sew-In held at the Bainbridge Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library.
This event brings together blocks from the regular meetings of the American Hero Bainbridge team and those from the Sew-In during the annual Bainbridge Quilt Festival along with new blocks from the day to complete quilt tops.
Volunteers can sew, press, layout blocks or even remove paper backs from paper-pieced blocks.
2018 there were 5 tops finished by the end of the noon to 5 gathering!!
Many thanks to the library staff for their support.
And Governor Jay Inslee for his visit.
What is a Sew-In?
Simply put a sew-in is a gathering where folks come together to sew - sometimes individual projects, sometimes a common project for a charity or fundraiser.
BIMQG hosts a sew-in each November making quilt blocks and quilts for the American Hero Quilters.
American Hero Sew-In 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Bainbridge Branch of Kitsap Regional Library
Noon to 5 PM
How it works.
If you sew, bring your machine (some extra machines are available) and notions to join others making quilt squares or sewing rows together.
If you do not sew, come to cut fabric or iron or whatever.
There is always plenty to do. All fabric is provided.
Come for an hour or the afternoon.
American Hero Quilts
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 Quilters 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, provide opportunity 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.