Revised on January 31:
A few weeks ago, we posted our first Sew to Serve series blog. To kick the series off, we urged our sewing community to sew items for animals affected by the bushfires in Australia. Soon after the blog went live, the organization we featured announced that they were overwhelmed by the number of donations they received and because of this, they no longer needed items donated.
While we no longer will be sewing items for animals in Australia, there are plenty of animals state-side that need our help. Organizations like Petfinder Foundation work to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets by assisting animal shelters and rescue groups across North America. They work tirelessly to make homeless pets more adoptable by keeping them happy and healthy.
WeAllSew Sew-a-thon for Animals in Need
To help the Petfinder Foundation provide comfort to the animals, we’re going to host a sew-a-thon here on WeAllSew.
What to Sew for Animals in Need
To participate, we are urging our sewing community to sew kennel quilts that we will send to shelters around the U.S.
Here are some tutorials from WeAllSew you can follow to help create your kennel quilt.
Participate for a Chance to Win
As a big Thank You for your support to sew for animals in need, and in light of our first Sew to Serve post, we will be gifting one BERNINA 325 to one WeAllSew reader that creates a sewn donation and shares it through the WeAllSew community section. Images of the sewn donations need to be uploaded to the WeAllSew community section by February 29, 2020. Any sewn donation for animals in need will be entered into the drawing.
The winner will be drawn randomly. Click here for details about the machine giveaway.
Show your Donations on Social Media
Once the items are created, share the item on social media using the hashtag #weallsewtoserve to ensure all donations are seen.
Where to Send Your Sewn Donation
Please get in touch with local animal shelters in your area and ask if they accept donations of kennel quilts. If you need assistance locating a local shelter, visit The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) or please contact the Petfinder Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.