The project consists of creating lap quilts to donate to the Quilts for Kids organization, an organization dedicated to providing comfort to children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse. The purpose of this project is to ‘sew meaningful messages’, and create lap quilts that will bring some warmth, comfort and happiness to kids in need.
An exclusive quilting party in Orlando Florida with the MPBP initiated the #SewSocial project on August 4th, 2013. MPBP pulled together to create what will be the centerpieces of the lap quilts.
This microsite was created for everyone wishing to collaborate virtually with us on this cause. Your involvement will inspire all those involved and most importantly the kids in need. Mary Fons, quilting connoisseur will be curating the ‘virtual quilts’ converting them into actual lap quilts as the project progresses week after week. The finished lap quilts will be unveiled for all to see, and donated to the Quilts for Kids organization end of year.
"We wanted to create a project that has purpose. We're dedicated to bringing diverse communities together to design quilts 'sewn with meaningful messages' that we hope will bring some form of comfort to these kids" says Steve Haupt, President of CAMELOT FABRICS. "We love that MPBP has taken this project to heart and is playing such a synergistic role in this."
The mission of this organization is to support the various communities where our sons and daughters live, work, and play; however, we strive to invest in the human soul through our charitable works and fundraising efforts. Our logo signifies a strong body of women who are the unifying components of this organization. It represents the connection to the world of professional basketball and the world at large.
Photo by: Lucy Hewett
Mary Fons is creator of Quilty. Quilty began as a weekly online program for the beginner quilter launched in 2010 with New Track Media with Mary as host and teacher. Quilty now has a life in print as well, in the form of a bi-monthly magazine available on newsstands nationwide; Fons serves as editor and creative director. In 2001, Mary became co-host of "Love of Quilting" on PBS/Create Network alongside her mother, famed quilter and educator Marianne Fons.