Ronald McDonald Quilt 2015 – Drawings by Ronald McDonald resident children. Put together by ASG members and hand quilted by Karen Barnes. This quilt brought $7500 in a bid at the live auction at the Ronald McDonald House fund raiser.
The Ronald McDonald House was presented with our quilt project on August 23rd. The quilt was made from pictures the resident children had drawn. The pictures were scanned onto fabric, squares were put together in our SIS meeting and Jan Johnson put it together with beautiful bright colors backed with Ronald McDonald fabric. Jan also made a small wall hanging for the house to keep. The quilt will be featured in the 2014 Casa De Amor live auction for the Ronald McDonald House in Corpus Christi. The fundraiser is featuring Regis Philbin and the Regis Philbin Orchestra Thursday, September 11, 2014 Ortiz International Center fro 6:30 – 9:00. We are happy to support the Ronald McDonald House. It is our meeting place for Sew! It’s Saturday! Community service projects and Junior Sewing Day. They are also kind enough to store machines and fabrics for us in a locked closet.
Children’s Advocacy Center, CCPD (making jackets)
Teach Another Generation (TAG)
Our Chapter wishes to further our cause by providing sewing education opportunities for all interested youth. Through our junior program, TAG (Teach Another Generation), we:
- Mentor high school Fashion Design students by working with the classroom teacher.
- Donate ASG Junior Memberships to top design students.
- Provide prizes for the Sewing Division of two county Junior Livestock Shows.
- Are expanding our program to include Home Schooled youth and 4H programs.
This year ten Guild members worked with approximately 100 Fashion Design students at King High School to help with their design projects as they prepared for their fashion show. Both the students and the volunteers from the Guild have enjoyed the exchange. Valerie Elizondo, the classroom teacher, really appreciated our input saying, “I want to thank all the ladies for their friendly support to help nurture the sewing talents of these young people.”
In April 2014, we plan to sponsor a style show in our community to give for interested youth an opportunity to show and/or model their creations. For more information , contact Diana Lauritzen, TAG Coordinator.
Help support our Community Service effort by purchasing tickets for our 2013 TAG Raffle. Learn more about this important fundraiser.