Our friend Jo lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming and every Tuesday she helps a group of inmates make quilts.
Here are their quilts from last year’s quilt show. I think they did a great job, don’t you?
Nancy wrote a comment asking what Jo needed and I think it’s a great idea. Here is Jo’s list of needs:
45 mm rotary blades for Olfa cutters
So 14 Universal needles
White thread – they like Star thread
Scissors, 2″ blades, Kai, Fiskars, or Gingher last the longest. The Gingher’s have a black handle and are the most inexpensive ones.
Two yard pieces of fleece for backing.
They can have books, NO hard covers or spiral bound, and they must be completely intact. No pages can be torn out. Same with magazines – no pages torn out . Beginner level books such as Eleanor Burns are good.
This was an eye opener for me…read on.
They can have rotary cutters but no chapstick. They can have pointed scissors but only 12 straight pins. No safety pins, no tape, no staples, no rubber bands, no tape measures.
Everything has to be counted and inspected when it comes in. Jo and her friend are the only volunteers that go to their pod (cell) where they eat, sleep, shower and do laundry.
Jo says they go every Tuesday which means she hasn’t been there for two weeks and she says she can’t wait to see what they’ve gotten done. They all love show and tell.
Here is Jo’s address:
1810 Columbia Dr.
Cheyenne, Wyoming. 82009
We all have so much and quilting might really make a difference to these girls’ lives once they get out of prison.
Thanks for any help you can give Jo! She shops at Joann’s for supplies and Linda is sending her a gift card from Joann’s.