In their continuing effort to find creative ways to educate and inspire the next generation of makers, the Creativity Shell is launching a series of community quilt projects called Sew a Little Love!

The Creativity Shell is a nonprofit organization on a mission to use creative trades to educate and inspire the next generation of makers.  Our organization teaches sewing/textile arts and other trades classes to students in our private studios, libraries, schools and shelters that rescue children from homelessness, trauma and human trafficking. Our classes are designed to educate and inspire children by teaching them essential life and practical skills.

The Sew a Little Love Community Quilt Project launched by the Creativity Shell is a nationwide project that will need the help of 4800 participations to ensure its success. In total, the plan is to make 100 quilts.

Each quilt block will be equipped with a special QR Code so that once the quilt is complete, viewers can read a special message or quote from the person who made the block.

How does the Sew a Little Love Project Work?

There will be 10 x 10 of the following quilts and each individual quilt will have a total of 48 hands (people)

Kindness Quilt:The Kindness Quilt is used to show kindness to those in need.  This quilt will be hung in public places such as public libraries and grocery stores.  By being a part of the Kindness Quilt, your hands will be used to show kindness to those in need. In total, there will be 10 Kindness Quilt and each quilt will have 48 hands.

Compassion Quilt:The compassion quilt is used in times of hardships and endearments.  This quilt will be hung in public places such as hospitals, hospice’s, churches, libraries or anywhere that needs compassion. By being a part of the Compassion Quilt, your hands will be used to show compassion to those in need. In total, there will be 10 Compassion Quilts and each quilt will have 48 hands.

Inspiration Quilt: The Inspiration Quilt is designed to inspire others.  This quilt will be hung in schools, libraries and other places where students congregate to become the leaders of tomorrow.   By being a part of the Inspiration Quilt, your hands will be used to show pass on Inspiration to the next generation. In total, there will be 10 Inspiration Quilts and each quilt will have 48 hands.

Healing Quilt:The healing quilt is for anyone that is going through health problems.  This quilt will be hung in hospitals, hospice’s, nursing homes and any other entity that caters to people who are ill.  By being a part of the healing quilt, you are using your hands to heal those in need.

The Kids Healing Quilt:The Kids Healing Quilt is for children who are sick.  This quilt will be hung in hospitals, homes, education facilities and other children entities that cater to children who are sick.  By being a part of this Kids Healing Quilt, you are using your hands to help heal sick children in need.

The Love Quilt:The Love Quilt is all about sending your love to others.  By being a part of the Love Quilt, you are using your hands to send love to those in need.

The Strength Quilt:The Strength Quilt is used for any entity or community that needs extra strength due to natural disasters, wars, or anything that can cause harm to an entity or community.  By being a part of the Strength Quilt, you are using your hands to send strength to those in need.

Prayer Quilt:This prayer quilt is a non-denominational prayer quilt that is used by anyone that needs a prayer.  This quilt can be hung in churches, hospitals, schools or anywhere that needs or wants a prayer from any hand on this quilt.  By being a part of the Prayer Quilt, you are using your hands to send a prayer to those in need.

Friendship Quilt: The Friendship Quilt is used to display friendship.  This quilt can be hung in locations such as schools, hospitals, businesses, airports or any other location that wants to harness the power of friendship.  By being a part of the Friendship Quilt, you are using your hands to show friendship to those in need.

Community Quilt: The Community Quilts are the quilts that are great for groups.  These quilts will be displayed in places where groups congregate and are great if made up of multiple groups.

How do I participate?

  1. Choose which quilt you want to be a part of.
  2. Register for that quilt. Each quilt requires a donation of $12 or more to help cover the costs of fabric, supplies and production.
  3. When registering, add your message in the comments section so it can be added to the special QR Code for your quilt block.
  4. In a few days, you will receive a Quilt Block Kit in the mail.
  5. Follow the instructions to complete your hand block:
    1. Trace your hand on fabric #1 and cut out the hand shape with scissors.
    2. Sew the hand from fabric #1 on to the quilt block from fabric #2.
    3. Add the heart to the hand on fabric #1 and fabric #2.
    4. Mail/Return back to the Creativity Shell.
  6. If you want to select an entire quilt for your community or group, please email sdaniel@creativityshell.org. For example, if your school wants Kindness Quilt #3 and you have 48 people that want to be involved.

What will happen to the quilts when completed?
The Sew a Little Love project will be a traveling quilt project.  Libraries, churches, schools and other government or private buildings across the country can borrow these quilts to hang in their halls for a period of time.  Schools that have students who participated in the project can also request to have quilts hung in their halls as well.

When will the quilts be made?
We are hoping to have all quilt blocks back at the Creativity Shell by September 1, 2020.  Quilts will be in production after this time and will take 6-12 Months for all to be completed.

Where do I sign up?
Please visit this link to choose the quilt you want to be a part of: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4563/classes.aspx?sem=34741#sem

Kindness Quilt: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4563/class.aspx?cls=733275
Compassion Quilt: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4563/class.aspx?cls=733373 
Inspiration Quilt: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4563/class.aspx?cls=733374
Community Quilt: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4563/class.aspx?cls=739922
Friendship Quilt: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4563/classes.aspx?sem=34767#sem
Prayer Quilt: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4563/class.aspx?cls=739921
The Strength Quilt: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4563/class.aspx?cls=739920
The Kids Healing Quilt:
https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4563/class.aspx?cls=739918
Healing Quilt:
https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4563/class.aspx?cls=739917
Love Quilt:
https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4563/class.aspx?cls=739919