Sew a Little Love! October is Sew a Little Love Month and we need your help and hands!!The Sew a Little Love project is a nationwide project consisting of quilt blocks with fabric replicas of hands. Participants will trace their hand out of fabric and will sew the hand traced fabric on to another piece of fabric. When participants register to participate in the project, they will also be given the opportunity to leave a comment on the registration page which will then be transferred to a special QR code to be read by anyone with a smart phone once quilts are completed. At the end of this project, the Creativity Shell plans to have 100 quilts and 4800 participants. Each quilt is unique and will represent a certain topic, theme and/or group.
How does the Sew a Little Love Quilt Project Work?
Step 1: Choose a Quilt theme and order supplies from the Creativity Shell. Your order will also be used as your registration for a Quilt. Our goal is to make 100 special memory quilts will 4800 unique hands on the quilts. Each Quilt Block Kit will contain, 2 square fabrics (one will have interfacing attached) and a heart.
To register for a quilt, please click on the name of the quilt and click the “REGISTER” button at the top left of the photo. Don’t forget to leave a comment when you register… This will be added to a special QR code once the full quilt is made. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a kit in the mail to complete your Sew a Little Love Quilt Block.
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.
Step 2: Once you receive your Quilt Block Kit, use a crayon, chalk, or any other type of marker to trace your hand on the fabric with the interfacing.
Step 3: Cut out your hand tracing from the fabric and remove the backing of the interfacing.
Step 4: Iron the hand tracing to the second piece of fabric in your Quilt Block Kit.
Step 5: There will be a heart in your Quilt Block Kit. Remove the backing from the interfacing and iron the heart to the hand.
Step 6: Use a sewing machine or hand sewing needle and sew around the hand cut out and the heart.
Step 7: Return finished Quilt Block to the Creativity Shell. Once we receive your block, a special QR Code will be added to the block. Please remember to leave a message in the “Comments” section of the order page, this will be the message that is attached to your QR Code on your Quilt Block.
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. Finished quilts will be hung in public places such as public libraries and grocery stores. By being a part of any of the Sew a Little Love Quilts, your hands will be used to show the love and bond between moms and children.
Finished Quilt Rendering
The Creativity Shell’s Sew a Little Love Quilt Project is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.