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					            Make a Difference Day Sign Up Sheet
                8 am – noon            noon – 4pm              4pm – 8 pm
Pinners     1. __________           1. __________            1. __________
            2. __________           2. __________            2. __________
            3.__________            3.__________             3 __________
            4.__________            4. __________            4. __________
            5.__________            5.___________            5.__________
            6.__________            6.___________            6.__________

Stitchers   1. __________           1. __________            1. __________
            2. __________           2. __________            2. __________
            3.__________            3.__________             3 __________
            4.__________            4. __________            4. __________
            5.__________            5. __________            5.__________

Flippers    1. __________           1. __________            1. __________
            2. __________           2. __________            2. __________
            3.__________            3.__________             3 __________
            4.__________            4. __________            4. __________
            5.__________            5.__________             5.__________

Ziggers     1. __________           1. __________            1. __________
            2. __________           2. __________            2. __________
            3.__________            3.__________             3 __________
            4.__________            4. __________            4. __________
            5.__________            5.__________             5.__________

Knotters    1. __________           1. __________            1. __________
            2. __________           2. __________            2. __________
            3.__________            3.__________             3 __________
            4.__________            4. __________            4. __________
            5.__________            5.__________             5.__________

Gofers      1. __________           1. __________            1. __________
            2. __________           2. __________            2. __________

Feeders     1. __________           1. __________            1. __________
            2. __________           2. __________            2. __________

The OFFICIAL sign up sheet is in the Narthex of Arndt’s Lutheran Church. You could
also call (610-252-7964) or email (paulm1@rcn.com) Marj Paul with your commitment.
Brief    “Job” Descriptions of SIMPLE QUILT-ers

PINNERS (no sewing involved!):              You are on your feet all the time, and you set
the pace for everyone else. Simple quilts (SQs from here on) will be preassembled,
sewn on two sides, and piled under your raised tables. Your job is to take one at a time,
smooth it out on the table, pin it in position, trim the remaining edges so that ALL edges
match. You will also leave a 12” length longer than the rest in a predetermined position.
This will serve as the opening our simple quilts will be “flipped” through. You will then
pass your pinned and trimmed SQs on to the STITCHERS. A sense of humor helpful;
scissors, pins, and pin cushions provided.



STITCHERS (regular machine or serger used): You complete the sewing on
the remaining two sides of the SQ, making sure to leave the opening open!! Regular
machines use a straight stitch, sergers serge. This should be much easier now since the
first two sides will be done. You must be very careful to catch all three pieces, so we
use a generous one inch seam allowance. The challenge is working with a large and bulky
item, and “easing in” when dealing with stretchy material.

You may bring your own machine, or use one of ours. If you bring your own machine,
please make sure it is in good working order. If you haven’t used it in a while, why not
take it to the White/Singer Sewing Center, 209 Northampton St, Easton (610-434-
8777). Tell them you’re going to use it for SQs, and you’ll get a discount.

You need to bring a pair of scissors (mark them somehow, I tie a ribbon around the
handle of mine) and EXTRA BOBBINS that fit your machine. Thread and pin “cushions”
will be provided; and don’t forget your smile!



FLIPPERS (NO sewing required!!): Your mission, should you decide to accept it,
is to reach in the opening of the SQ (between the two pieces destined to be on the
outside… it will be marked) and all the way through to the opposite corner, grab it, pull
that corner back out through the opening, and then SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE!!! You’ll
then have to gently coax the rest of it through, push out the corners, mark the opening,
and… Presto! Chango! No one ever sees the “middle” again. Oops! The FIRST thing
you need to do is check for pins and remove them before flipping!! Tables and room to
shake provided, just bring your sense of humor. This would be a great task for
parent/child teams to share!
ZIGGERS (Regular machines ONLY): You will receive a SQ that has been
stitched and flipped with the opening closed, and pinned. Your task is to zigzag about an
inch inside the edge all the way around the quilt, with extra care, perhaps a second row
of stitches, at the opening (we will NOT be hand stitching this later!).

You may bring your own machine, or use one of ours. If you bring your own machine,
please make sure it is in good working order. If you haven’t used it in a while, why not
take it to the White/Singer Center, Northampton, Easton. Tell them you’re going to use
it for SQs, and you’ll get a discount.

You need to bring a pair of scissors (mark them somehow, I tie a ribbon around the
handle of mine) and EXTRA BOBBINS that fit your machine. Thread and pin “cushions”
will be provided; and please… leave any perfectionism at home!!



KNOTTERS (NO sewing required!): You make the quilt a quilt by tying the
three (sometimes 2 or 4) layers together. First, curved needles are thread with colored
embroidery thread. With the SQ laid out over a table, the needle is pulled through the
SQ and the thread cut at 16 locations (we’ll show you where…. It’s easy!). The threads
are then tied in triple knots…. and you’re done! The older children at VBS LOVED tying
the knots!! That makes this another great activity for parent/child teams. You’ll
need to bring just one thing to share… your smile!!



GOFERS (NO sewing required): The above tasks will be split between the
ground level, overflow room level, and fellowship hall level of our church. Your job will
be to carry SQs in various stages of development up and down the stairs. Once they are
completed, your job will be to arrange on the pews in the Sanctuary and keep us
informed of our total. Good health and good shoes/sneakers a must, patience highly
recommended.



Feeders (No sewing required!!): Your job is to seek out and serve food donations
(Wegmanns??) to keep our workers fed and hydrated. There will be no “official” lunch
or dinner breaks, but food should be available in the kitchen for our workers at all
times. Clean up before leaving necessary, keeping track of donors necessary,
reinventing the wheel not necessary.
Save the date:


             Saturday, OCTOBER 25th
                             is

        Make a Difference Day
And once again we will be making
      SIMPLE QUILTS at Arndt’s!
ALL HANDS ARE NEEDED!!                       PARENT/CHILD TEAMS TOO!!
Be on the look out for “Job” Descriptions and for the sign up sheet (4 hour
shifts) in the Narthex. You can help NOW (and until October 25th) by…

1. Soliciting volunteers!!       Consider friends, neighbors, co-workers, members of other
   churches, non-church members, service groups… pray for God’s lead! All will receive a T-
   shirt and the satisfaction of joining with volunteers across the country for this great day of
   helping others. Shifts will be four hours long: 8am – noon; noon – 4pm; and 4 – 8pm. “Job”
   Descriptions available at the church or online at http://users.rcn.com/paulh1/simplequilts
2. Soliciting donations!!     Besides the usual sheets, bedspreads, mattress pads, curtains,
   and other material (please…NO CLOTHING!!) we could also use sponsors who could feed us
   and provide the T-shirts. Any cash donations solicited would go to Project Comfort which
   covers the costs of shipping our quilts around the world.
3. Doing prep work!        This includes sorting incoming materials, cutting/ripping flat sheets
   into the correct size, removing the elastic and cutting the seams in fitted sheets, piecing
   together tops, and sewing two sides of each SQ. This can be done at home at your
   convenience, OR you can join Marj any Thursday morning at the church from 9 am –
   noon. All are welcome!!
4. Donating items for sale at our Peddler’s Day booth.                      Any monies raised
   will defray operating and shipping costs. Our main goal, though, is advertising our project.
5. Being patient with the piles of materials in the overflow room.                      I’ll do
   my best to keep it neat, organized, and hidden. Remember….. it’s all for a good cause! (And
   if we win the $10,000 it will CERTAINLY be worth it!)
6. Helping on Saturday, September 13th, 10am – 2pm.                        We will be working
                                                      th
   together to PREP our simple quilts for October 25 (see #3).

Questions? Please call (610-252-7964) or email (paulm1@rcn.com) Marj Paul.

				
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