MAJOR UPDATES! 501c3, Give A Stitch Series, Donations,& Eastside Stitchers!
WE ARE 501C3 APPROVED FROM THE IRS!
Donations are out of this world. An ANONYMOUS fiber fairy donated through Fidelity Charitable this week, in the amount of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. Oh my gosh.
Here’s how it went down:
I’m sitting in my windowless cubicle farm, and a call comes in on my cell from Texas. Since I definitely don’t get calls from there, I didn’t answer. No voicemail. Minutes later, a donation message from Square Space came in to the FF email. Fidelity Charity contacting to discuss a donation. Gave a reference number.
Still suspecting this is a scam, I gave them a call anyway. Because - donations make this thing work.
And. It. Was. Real.
A thousand dollars real.
I was speechless. I cried. All the feels.
The person wants to remain anonymous, says the Fidelity lady. Fine.
But can you PLEASE thank them for me. Like a bazillion times. Good talk.
What will this be dedicated to? (1) Trademark, first of all. (2) Give A Stitch Kits. (3) Spreading the word. Hoping we get on the map for the MadTown Yarn Shop Hop in October. Going to research the cost of getting a table at some local festivals, such as Wisconsin Sheep & Wool, YarnCon Chicago, Bodegas at Breese Stevens, the like.
THE GIVE A STITCH SERIES: FREE PATTERNS IN DEVELOPMENT
Alpha testing is in progress for Rose’s Socks, the first FREE pattern in the Give A Stitch Series. Originally donated by Nellie in Canada, Rose’s Socks will have charts, tutorials, and choose your own adventure portions for beginners and advanced knitters alike.
Beta testing will come next month. ETA RELEASE: JULY 2019.
IN DEVELOPMENT FOR YOU: SPINNING TUTORIALS
Stop, Drop, & Spin
Beautiful roving Linda donated
My Eastside Stitchers friend, Karen, DONATED HER SPINNING WHEEL to Fibre Forward. WHAT?! She also has a loom up in her attic that she’s going to pass on, too.
What does that mean? FREE TUTORIALS AND LESSONS ON HOW TO SPIN AND WEAVE. That’s what it means!
UNPACKED EVERY FRIDAY LIVE ON INSTAGRAM
7pm MADISON STANDARD TIME!
Fiber donations are steadily arriving and flying out of the box. We’ve got donations locally, from New York, and Canada. This couldn’t work without all of your support. THANK YOU.
EASTSIDE STITCHERS & HAT NOT HATE
Eastside of Madison stitching group for ALL fiber arts. Beginners welcome.
Wednesday’s at 6:30pm, Mickey’s Tavern, cash only.
Find us on RAVELRY GROUPS — Search “Eastside Stitchers”
In addition to our personal projects, we’re teaming up to make blue hats for bullying awareness. Lion Brand Yarn’s Hat Not Hate initiative is distributing ~25,000 knit or crochet blue hats to kiddos this fall.
DEADLINE: JULY 2019 to be a part of our donation mailing.
Katherine with her just off the needles, double-brimmed,
Hat Not Hate masterpiece!
If you need help getting started, blue yarn, or needles, we can provide them for you.