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    Prairie Pointer

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    Question Sewing for Puerto Rico?

    Hi! I'm old and become new, again. Meaning I joined long ago .... left and came back. I'm in Washington State.

    My husband's family are in Puerto Rico. We haven't heard yet from his brother and sister as all the cell towers are down. The island is DESTROYED.
    I'd like to help sew pillow case dresses, or whatever, for the poor children. It's hot there so thin child quilts would be good. I'm not an organizer or even a skilled seamstress. But I want to do something!!

    I saw on the front page MSQC will send on donations?
    Has anyone organized a sewing group? I've looked all over the web, Facebook, googled ...can't find one.

    Does anyone here know of an organized group focused on Sewing for Puerto Rico?
    ~Thanks,
    Clementine

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Sewing for Puerto Rico?

    M* was rounding up donations for Hurricane Harvey relief. Right after they started Irma hit. I'm not sure if they're sending to FL. You could contact them and see if they have a way to donate to Puerto Rico. Samaritan's Purse might know something as well.
    Katrina


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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Sewing for Puerto Rico?

    I don't know of any sewing or quilting donations yet. Without communication right now it would be hard to even know where to start. I'm sure that once communications are open it will be easier for us to find out what they need. In the mean time Puerto Rico is in my prayers.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Sewing for Puerto Rico?

    Perhaps try forming a Group for it in our Groups section?

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Sewing for Puerto Rico?

    I haven't heard of any initiatives yet either. I think the need is very great throughout the Caribbean because of these horrific hurricanes. I will keep my eyes open too.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Sewing for Puerto Rico?

    In the meantime, those who are able and want to help, why not start stitching pillow cases and dresses? The needs are great and if there is no way to get them to PR, they can surely be used elsewhere.
    Donna

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Sewing for Puerto Rico?

    Are there any dress patterns on line for free that would work? Do you know?

    Women are Angels.
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    fly...usually on a
    broomstick.
    We're flexible like that.
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Sewing for Puerto Rico?

    I have a couple of free patterns on my Pinterest board, but they are having a problem with loading right now. I'll try again later.



    Lorie

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Sewing for Puerto Rico?

    Here's a free pattern with multiple sizes.

    https://weallsew.com/pillowcase-dress-tutorial/
    Katrina


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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Sewing for Puerto Rico?

    Here's a simple dress ( free pattern ) with a zipper for a child
    https://youtu.be/DBUtlKrHA9g

    Here's a video tutorial without a zipper ( from Jordan's Fabrics )
    https://youtu.be/JvqnyXRkUe0

    Here's a Baby Dress Pattern ( and video )
    https://youtu.be/YLJVmT_rlps

    Here's a T-shirt Pattern for Kids & Adults video tutorial ( free pattern )
    https://youtu.be/qAIfrCViTBY

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