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2011 Work Group Weekend #3

July 16th and 17th
Clear Creek Amana Elementary
Saturday 10am-5pm

What are Work Group Weekends?
TPP Work Group Weekends take place four times per year.  Volunteers gather to sew blankets and blanket sleepers for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Sewing skills are not necessary for participation and we have jobs for everyone!  The UIHC needs ~1100 blankets and ~900 blankets sleepers each year.  We need A LOT of help to make this weekend successful!!

Lessons for sewing the blankets and blanket sleepers will be provided.  Novice seamstresses will be paired with those with more experience.


What should you bring?
1. Sewing supplies you already own-(sewing machine, serger, thread, scissors, pins, etc).  TPP has some supplies available.
2. Small dish to share at potluck lunch. Sandwiches and beverages will be provided.

How can you sign up?  What if you have questions?

What if you want to help but cannot attend?
We need volunteers to help with preparations!  (see below)

How can you help with preparations?
There is a lot of prep work for these weekends and we need your help.  You can help by washing fabric and cutting out blankets and sleepers.  Fabric, pins, patterns and printed directions provided.  This is reserved for local volunteers who can pick up materials.  for more information.

Posted by Laura Pabich

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