Thursday, May 30, 2013

Charity Projects Update: May 2013 Meetup

Good coffee, good company, good charity crochet projects - what a great combination! And earlier this month, five of our members (Carla, Gail, Jo, Julie, and Max) had a great time as we gathered at Bruegger's SunRay to work on chapter community service projects.

This meetup most of us worked on Warm-Up America (WUA) blocks, with Julie taking the prize this time - she donated 45 blocks! No, Julie didn't make all these all at the meeting (nobody crochets that fast!). But we were all amazed that she had managed to complete so many so she shared her secret with us: these are actually grown-up swatches! She says that she gets a daily email from with a new stitch to try - so she's decided to practice by making the 7" x "9 WAU blocks. Great idea for us all!

We've started to track the number of charity items that our chapter donates to our selected service projects and will post updates to the blog when we announce future meetup times. Carla had been keeping track on paper so she was happy to start tracking electronically. If you weren't able to make the meetup, we invite to bring donations for our selected community service projects to any monthly meeting: Carla will make sure your donation is tracked and distributed to those in need.