How would you feel if you could touch the lives of just a few women by doing something easy? What about doing something that is part of an event that could affect thousands of women? Well that's what some of my shop owner friends and I have cooked up for this Thanksgiving weekend!
We know that you're going to be out and about shopping ... and we know that there are going to be lots of bargains to take advantage of. We also know that there are a number of women in our local communities who have some basic needs. Like undies! Who doesn't like to feel feminine no matter what situation they're in?
What we're asking is that you bring in a package of new women's or girls underwear, sock, nighties, sports bras ... cute or practical is fine ... every size you can think of because we're in all shapes. In exchange, we'll give you a free fat quarter for each package you donate. At the Cottage, we have a cute group of Christmas prints for you to choose from.
There are twelve stores involved ... we're each prepared to give away 400 fat quarters ... the quick math says that we have the potential to touch close to 5000 women!
Our stores are spread out across the country ... some in small towns ... others in big cities. But the need is everywhere. We've each arranged to give what we collect to a variety or organizations in our communities.
If you're in the Twin Cities, you can bring in your donations on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving ... and if you're going to be out of town, feel free to bring them in before or after Thanksgiving, too.
If you live somewhere else, here's the list of stores where you can drop your panties!
Batiks Etc and Sew What Fabrics ... Wytheville VA
Sweet Home Quilt Shop ... Conyers GA
The Quilted Kitty ... Lincoln NE
Quilting Possibilities ... Forked River NJ
Wish Upon a Quilt ... Raleigh NC
Keepsake Cottage Fabrics ... Bothell WA
Kelly Ann's Quilting ... Warrenton VA
Cotton Patch Quilt Shop ... University Park Fl
Log Cabin Quilt Shop ... La Vista NE
Shiisa Quilts ... Bloomington IN
Clever Quilter ... Newfield NY
Watch the progress report on our Rosebud's Cottage fan page on Facebook. I know the other stores will be giving updates as well. And of course, being independent store owners, we're extremely competitive so each of us is hoping to out-do the others and collect the most! Help me earn bragging rights, ok?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give. We all have lots to be thankful for ... let's spread it around.