Friday, July 5, 2013

Skirting the Issue: What we Have for YOU

I love Skirting the Issue.  Not only does it allow me to share something that is important to me with all of you but it reminds me of how much good there is in the world.
Reading your emails, watching your projects come in, and knowing the good that is happening fills me up.  I love thinking about each you out there sewing along with us in your craft rooms, craft corners, or kitchen tables :) lovingly making something for a perfect stranger.  We don't know each other.  Most of us will never meet but for a small time we can be united in doing something kind, something that can make another's burden's a little lighter, something small but still wonderful.
It's these thoughts that fill me up and give me hope.
And this year I am even more hopeful than we were planning Skirting the Issue this year we again wanted to be able to give away some gifts to ladies who have sewn along with us and donated items to charities.  We talked over a few sponsors and sent out some emails...then to our delight, EVERY sponsor that we contacted, replied quickly and positively...they were on board and would happily donate gifts to women who sew along with us! 
How excited we were!  There is so much good! 
(Thank you so much to each of these companies who so willingly and wonderfully donated gifts to a few lucky ladies.)
How glad I am to be part of a sewing community that is filled with so many wonderful people.
This year, everyone who uploads a photo to the Skirting the Issue Flickr group by August 18th at 11:59 PM (MST) will automatically be entered to win one of the following prizes:
Besides, being a brand new sewing machine...and a's awesome!
Key Features include:

- 231 Built In Stitches, including Alpha Numeric
- SwiftSmart™ Threading System with Automatic Needle Threader
-Drop & Sew™ Bobbin System
- Pattern Elongation on Select Decorative Stitches
- Stitch Memory with Editing
- Presser Foot Sensor with Error Message and Buzzer
- Programmable Needle Up/Down
- Start/Stop Button and Speed Control
- Extra-Large Sewing Space
(To read more about it and there other amazing machines just click here:  Singer 
And a special thank you to Singer for sponsoring Skirting the Issue for the second year in a row.  We appreciate their interest in our project and their generosity.)

Next is a $75 gift basket from Pick Your Plum
(If you haven't been to their site yet, you are really missing out!  They have new deals every day and they are AMAZING!!!  Really, they are.)

Our next prize is a $50 gift card to The Ribbon Retreat.  We cannot say enough good about this company.  Not only do they sell quality product but it is run by quality women.  We LOVE them.
Girl Charlee fabrics is giving 4 lucky participants a $25 gift card to their online fabric shop!  Recently we've seen their name popping up all over blogland and we know why----besides their awesome selection of knits they are FABULOUS to work with.

Simply Sweet Fabric is our next generous sponsor who is giving a $25 gift card to her adorable etsy shop to one lucky person!   (Not only is her shop full of darling items but she is fast at filling orders and easy to work with...we know this from first hand experience!)
And finally we have one of our favorite shops, the one and only Fat Quarter Shop, that is also donating a $25 gift certificate.  (This is another company that we can recommend from personal experience...every time our paths have crossed it has been nothing but pleasant.  We think they are fabulous.)

So there you have it!  The gifts that are up for grabs for those who sew along with us.  It's a great list from some of our very favorite places.
Thank you again to our sponsors.
And thank you to all of you out there who will be sewing along with us.  We appreciate it.
We can't wait to see what everyone makes!
PS--To find out all the information about how to get involved with Skirting the Issue check out this post:  Skirting the Issue Fact Sheet.  And to find a list of charities that you can donate your handmade items to check out this post Skirting the Issue Place to Donate List.

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