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Sew Day - January 2, 2020 - 1:00 PM

If you are planning on coming to sew day Thursday, January 2, 2020, please RSVP to Quilts4Kids@FirehouseQuilts.org if you will be attending by Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 9 AM.  Hours for this sew day are 1:00 PM to 6:00 p.m.  Please bring your sewing machine to work on a Firehouse Quilts project of your choice. Bed turning is scheduled for 2:00 PM.
 
Happy New Year!  Happy New Year to all of our wonderful Firehouse Quilts members. We had a great year both in our quilt production and quilt donations. Our Sew Days have been very productive and many new friendships made.

Welcome to all the new members who joined us in 2019. We want to remind all of our members, both old and new, that Firehouse Quilts depends on cash donations and fund raising opportunities to pay for batting, fabric, insurance and all other overhead expenses. Our operating budget for 2019 was $11,150.00 and we were able to cover all of our expenses. We have been fortunate to be part of fundraisers sponsored by King Soopers and Applewood Plumbing as well as several other corporate donors and many personal donations. New ideas and opportunities for future funding are always welcome. Please let one of our board members know if you have any suggestions or ideas. It is with much gratitude that we thank all who participated in 2019 with fundraising for Firehouse Quilts.
 
2019 A Record Year:   2019 was a record year for quilts made and turned in as well as the number of quilts donated to our client organizations. Here is the year by the numbers:

1467 - number of quilts turned in at Sew Days

Other items also received:
122 pillow cases
1 afghan
4 receiving blankets
14 burp cloths
3 sweaters
23 scarves
23 kids hats
30 stockings
16 assorted bags
32 fleece blankets
46 infant crocheted hats
5 crocheted bags

1399 - number of quilts donated to 20 agencies and fire departments

Thank you again for all your hard work! 

 
Return to Regular Schedule:  We are back on our regular schedule of 1st Thursdays and 3rd Wednesdays for the first 4 months of 2020. A new calendar will be available starting at the January 2nd Sew Day.
 
Cool Tool:  It has come to our attention (thank you Debby Nye!) that Above and Beyond has received a shipment of folding seam rippers. There is no cap to lose and they stay sharp for a long time. Above and Beyond is having a storewide sale of at least 20% off that ends December 31st.
 
Scissors Sharpening Service:  If you have scissors needing to be sharpened, Above and Beyond offers this service. Please contact Christie or Jacque before bringing them in so a date can be set up with Don at the store.
 
Sewing Machine Maintenance:  Routine sewing machine maintenance is available through the store. Machines may be dropped off during Sew Day and you will be notified when it is ready to pick up (it can take up to 3 weeks or longer during busy times). Please call the store (720-440-9554) with questions.
Reminder:  The information contained in the FHQ Directory is only to be used for official FHQ business. It is not to be copied or shared with other groups or individuals outside FHQ. Thank you!
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