This Year's Project: Supplies to Make Sleepers & Quilts
About Our Organization
Sewing for Babies is a total volunteer organization that combines their love of sewing and love of babies to make items which are given to mothers who need them for their babies. Mothers are able to obtain them free of charge when they attend WIC Clinic appointments through Blue Valley Community Action. Items our volunteers sew are bibs, burping cloth, receiving blankets, changing pads, sleepers, diaper bags, slings, quilts, afghans, dresses, toys, shirts and pants. Items are also distributed to the Beatrice Community Hospital and the Willow Center.
In addition to sewing items for new moms, Sewing for Babies responded to the COVID-19 crisis by provided 312 hand-sewn fabric face masks and 435 medical shoe covers for front line health care professionals in Gage County.
Current Project: Supplies to Make Sleepers & Quilts
Our organization depends totally on donations of material, yarn, thread, and money to continue. Monetary donations are needed for supplies and material for making quilts and sleepers. We made and donated 2,886 items for distribution in 2019, including 332 quilts and 273 sleepers. Our volunteers spent 8,212 hours in 2019 to make these items.
The cost of making a quilt is $30.00 and sleepers are $24.00, so our organization is attempting to raise $16,512 to cover the cost of supplies to make items for distribution.
Sewing quilts and sleepers, rompers
We will need batting, flannel and material for each quilt we make. We donate 300 quilts per year to Blue Valley Community action and each one costs at least $30.00 to make. The interlock knit costs $12.00 to $15.00 a yard and 2 yards are needed for each sleeper we make. We supply Blue Valley Community action with 300 sleepers and 80 rompers per year.