Picking Up The Pieces 

Read about our partner charity and see the items we are crafting 

Read the Project Must-Knows 

Pick a pattern from our approved or suggested pattern collection

Shipping address, print a care slip & tally your donation

   this is how it works  

 
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Picking Up the Pieces works to reduce or prevent the harms of alcohol and other drug use through education, intervention and advocacy.

 

Their primary goal is to reach out to the community and offer support, resources, and inform those who don't know anything about what is really going on in the streets.  It is also a place where people can connect with one another and share their experiences. 

They do all of this through public education, advocacy, and working directly with folks on the street. They have a recovery helpline as well. 

 what are we crafting? 

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 project must-knows 

Memory Blankets/Quilts-

We are working on constructing memory blankets/quilts for parents who have lost children to drug overdoses.

The parents will fill out a brief questionnaire to send to each sewist giving you some information on the person who passed away. You will also be receiving an article of clothing that belonged to them to incorporate into the quilt. 

This project is not for "quilters" only this is a craft project. Picking Up The Pieces understands that not all of our crafters are experienced quilters, but that we are all able to craft beautiful, well constructed items by following Kathy Wargo's guidelines providing a blanket/quilt that will be beautifully constructed and provide a meaningful memory to the parent. 

Only those who attend the memory quilt class on August 1st, OR can provide previous memory quilting samples OR can meet 1:1 with Kathy Wargo will be allowed to participate. You will be sent a clothing item of the person who passed away to incorporate into the quilt/blanket and we need to review guidelines for that. 

If you would like to participate in this project, please email Crafting Change Executive Director Tiffany Herbert tiffany@craftingchange.org

 
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 suggested patterns 

 

 memory quilts 

 
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Prepping the Materials

Part 1 show you how to prep clothing item for quilting

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Cutting & Piecing

Part 2 show you how to cut and piece your quilt

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Quilting & Facing

Part 3 shows you how to quilt and face your project.

 shipping guidelines 

Picking Up The Pieces will pay the postage to ship these quilts back to them when complete. When your project is complete, you will contact Michelle Peppin, Executive Director via email for your label: pickingupthepieces2020@gmail.com