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DONATION: Hanscom Airforce Base

31 Jan

Thanks to quilter Anne Marcin and friends, 70 quilts and star blocks were donated to the Family Readiness program at

Hanscom Airforce Base where children received quilts and star blocks as they get ready for their loved ones to be deployed.

The Hanscom Airman and Family Readiness Center offers a variety of services and programs for all single and married active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilians, retired military personnel and family members. Programs are free of charge and held on base.

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PRESS RELEASE: Scituate Woman Assembles her own Troop for Servicemen & Women

21 Dec

Date: Monday, December 19, 2011
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SCITUATE WOMAN ASSEMBLES HER OWN TROOP TO SHOW LOVE FOR FAMILIES OF SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN

Anne Marcin calls on friends and family to help make 100 sports-inspired quilts to donate to children with parents in the armed forces to give them comfort while loved-ones are deployed.

Scituate, MA – Registered Nurse Anne Marcin, 52, of Scituate, MA, fell in love with the art of quilting in 1980. Having grown up in Burgundy France with a mother of an avid Red Sox fan even across the “big lake”, Anne quickly carried on her mother’s love for the team. Little did Anne know that her two loves would be combined at last year’s Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. Quiltathon at Fenway Park.

Excited to go to one of America’s favorite ballparks with three friends to do some charitable quilting, Anne learned quickly of Wrapped Up in Sports’ mission – to make, collect, and donate professional sports teams-inspired quilts for children in medical, social, and mental-health need. However that day, the organization had a specific mission in mind which was to create Red Sox inspired quilts for their Stars & Stitches Project where Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. would donate patriotic and professional sports team-inspired quilts along with matching 6″ quilted squares to US Military servicemen and women and their families. Each child would receive a quilt and their relative soldier would receive the matching 6″ quilted square to keep them connected.

Anne was inspired. She left that day and called on friends Maureen Anderson, Cyndi Meaney, along with members of the Crosstown Quilters of Weymouth, Herring Run Quilts Guild in Norwell and Coastal Quilters to help her with her own personal goal of donating a total of 100 quilts to Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. from a new troop she dubbed the “Genesis All Star Team”. Volunteers helped Anne make the quilt tops almost every other Sunday and then Maureen Anderson of Anderson Quilting, a longarm quilting business in Holbrook, MA would help complete the quilts.

After already donating 30 quilt tops in April, Anne, Cyndi, and Maureen gathered recently to hand deliver the remaining 70 finished quilts and corresponding stars last week to Kate McCullough, President and Founder of Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. “I was nearly moved to tears when they opened the car to reveal a trunk full of beautifully completed Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, and New England Revolution quilts! We are so grateful for how much love went into this project and we can’t wait to give them to the children of families in our armed forces.”

“Volunteering is part of my life and I am lucky enough to be able to assist others who need it and do something I enjoy (quilting) in the process.” Anne says. When asked what her message would be to the service men and women whose children would be receiving her quilts she said, “THANK YOU!!!! That would be my message. They donate their lives for our freedom. Hours of quilting could never repay what they give us.”

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Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization dedicated to making, collecting, and donating professional sports teams-inspired quilts for children in medical, social, and mental-health need. For more information about the organization, how to get involved, or to make a gift, please visit www.wrappedupinsports.org or contact Kate McCullough at (857) 891-1612 or kate@wrappedupinsports.org.

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Cyndi Meaney of Bridgewater, MA, Maureen Anderson of Bridgewater, MA and also Anderson Quilting of Holbrook, MA along with Anne Marcin of Scituate, MA deliver the car-load of 70 beautiful hand-made sports-inspired quilts to Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. (www.wrappedupinsports.org)

EXHIBIT: 9/11 Peace Story Quilt

5 Nov

While in NYC for the September 11th 10 year anniversary memorial, Wrapped Up in Sports founder, Kate McCullough, came across the 9/11 Peace Story Quilt at the MET. We hope many of you get the chance to see exhibition.

9/11 Peace Story Quilt

August 30, 2011–January 22, 2012


The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three panels, each with twelve squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several original works of art that inspired its content.

Faith Ringgold is well known for her story quilts: art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her work has been exhibited in major museums around the world and can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. In addition to writing and illustrating eleven children’s books, she has been the recipient of more than seventy-five awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and seventeen honorary doctorates.

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2011/the-911-peace-story-quilt

VOLUNTEER: Quilt Kits available now!

27 Oct

WUIS quilt kits are now available at The Quilted Crow in Boxborough!

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Our shop resides in the quaint town of Boxborough, Massachusetts!

61 Stow Rd
Boxborough, MA 01719

1 866.266.9104

Tu-Fr: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

We welcome you to a quiet place where you will find fabrics with a classic appeal, as well as books, patterns, and notion supplies for quilting, punchneedle, needle felting, penny rug applique, primitive rug hooking and locker hooking!

VOLUNTEER

Please consider WUIS if you are interested in making and donating a quilt or two for children in need.

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PROFILE: Diane Rose (The Blind Quilter)

8 Jul

Recently, we came across this amazing story of Diane Rose, a blind quilter.

Vision-impaired with glaucoma all her life, Rose became blind as a result of an accident in 1984, a mere four days before she was to undergo a cornea transplant. But not only has that condition not slowed her down, Rose has used it to serve as a means to motivate others to achieve their true potential.

Diane has now finished over 600 quilts and is working her way to 700 quilts!
She has given many of them to celebrities including former President G.W. Bush and country singer Loretta Lynn

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TUTORIAL: T-shirt Quilting

27 Jun

Wrapped Up in Sports Patriots Quilt

T-shirts are a key component of all Wrapped Up in Sports quilts.

We like to center each of ours quilts around the logo of a sports team, and we take those logos from donated t-shirts.

However, a lot people are not familiar with how to t-shirt quilt because it involves cutting a 12 inch square and stabilizing. Recently, we stumbled across this fabulous tutorial from the folks over at Missouri Star Quilt Co.

 

If you are interested in making a quilt for Wrapped Up in Sports and are unfamiliar with where to start, be sure to watch this video. Also, please email us at WUISorg [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

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EVENT: Quilting Workshop – Toms River, NJ

24 Jun

DATE: Saturday, August 13, 2011
TIME: 9:00am – 3:00pm
PLACE: Holiday City Berkeley Club House

This time the quilts will be representing the Tri-State area teams because Wrapped Up in Sports is looking to expand. (i.e. Yankees, Mets, Giants, Nets, Devils, etc.)

Please bring a bagged lunch & a drink.
Tea, coffee & snacks will be provided.

If you sew, please bring your sewing machine and quilting supplies.

Interested in joining us?
Please email us at WUISorg [at] gmail [dot] com

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