The Rip N Sew annual holiday party was held on January 5th at the Palm Ridge Rec Center. We had a great time visiting, playing games, and eating bar-b-que. Several local merchants and members donated prizes. Enough that everyone left with at least one prize....
The Caring for Kids and Sewing for Kids groups have reorganized under a new group named “Sewing from the Heart.” Although the projects will be centered around sewing for children, the Sewing from the Heart participants will also be making things for adults. Any Rip ’n...
Caring for Kids
This month Rip ‘n Sew donated a variety of essential items to students and the community near the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission School in Rock Point, AZ. Over 30 members were part of this four-month project. Two subgroups of the club, Sewing for Kids and Quilts for a Cause, as well as other club members pitched in to sew dresses, quilts, pillowcases, hats, blouses, hair ties, face masks, and leggings.
Machine Embroidery Group
MEG members combined their skills to make a donation of two beautifully-embroidered quilts to Agave in Scottsdale, a care center for seniors. The first month members made individual quilt squares featuring bees and flowers. The second month focused on squares decorated with butterflies. Enough squares were made to allow two quilts to be made.
Mask Making Mission Accomplished
In the early days of COVID-19 health care workers were in a crisis, PPE orders were getting canceled and they were forced to re-use single use masks, if they could get them at all. Rip N Sew club members, along with several other SCW clubs, stepped in to help. In 9 weeks we provided 24,225 cloth masks to health care workers, first responders, and SCW residents.