Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sewing Seeds for Haiti


The woman who's hosting the quilt-along is also involved in helping people in Haiti. Here's a copy of her post about the project she's doing.

It is time for a new Sewing Seeds project!

With the recent devastation in Haiti, there is a great need for all kinds of love to be sent to the people there. Right after the earthquake I began wondering if we should do something about it in the form of Sewing Seeds , but I wanted clear direction. A few days later I was at our homeschool co-op and one of the dads asked for prayer for a cousin of his who is a missionary serving a community right at the earthquake's epicenter. I knew this was it!

My friends are Mennonite and so are the missionaries. They serve in a number of ways, but they do serve lunch to over 100 school children every single day (that was the number prior to the earthquake). Many of these kids are now without basic necessities. I am so excited that we are able to help in this small way of making skirts for the girls. I have gone back and forth on whether or not to add shorts for boys this time, but my heart tells me to stick with the skirts. This leads me to believe that the boys will be taken care of in another way. That's the way God works in my experience. Do what He leads you to do and all gaps will be filled by Him.

"Sow the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of my love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you."---Hosea 10:12

Since the missionary group is Mennonite, I ask that all skirts be at least knee length. This is not their request, but rather mine out of respect for their customs.

Here are a couple of skirt tutorials:

tiered skirt tutorial

tiered, ruffle skirt


I am only linking the tiered skirt tutorials because of the lengths needed on the skirts. Please feel free to use a pattern of your own and make it any child's size that you want to (keep it knew length or below the knee). I always make the skirts in Aubry's size and that way it feels more personal. Basically, do as you please. :)

***In regards to postage, there is a possibility that the skirts will be transported for free. I will let you all know as soon as I know.

If you would like to make a skirt (or two or three) please leave a comment on this post. If you leave your email address I can send you my home address so you can mail the skirt to me. The deadline for skirts is Friday, March 5th.

Blessings to all of you!

***Please feel free to link to this post and to download the graphic for use on your own blog.


See her blog for more information.

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