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Announcing the We Care Raffle...

Just two weeks before STITCHES Texas, many caring people combined their talents, and we launched the We Care campaign.

In addition to strong vendor support at the show, the teachers and one surprise volunteer joined in the effort. They created some very cool stuff for a raffle to raise additional funds for the Houston Food Bank.

Now it’s your turn!

Pick one or more of these great pieces and purchase your ticket(s) before October 16, 2017 at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time. All proceeds will be sent to the Houston Food Bank.

25 unique squares, 21 pairs of talented hands—STITCHES Texas teachers joined together to create this one-of-a-kind afghan in Trendsetter Yarns’ Merino VI yarn. Knit and crochet blocks contributed by Denise Bell, Lorilee Beltman, Steven Berg, Anne Berk, Gwen Bortner, JC Briar, Laura Bryant, Lily Chin, Edie Eckman, Candace Eisner Strick, Nicky Epstein, Deborah Jarchow, Barry Klein, Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby, Sarah Peasley, Stacey Trock, Beth Whiteside, Myra Wood, and Anna Zilboorg.

Superwash wool; 60” X 64”.

$3 for each raffle purchase for this item

When the Shibaguyz heard about what we were trying to do, they went all in. Not only did they contribute to the We Care Afghan, they decided to double down with an afghan of their own for this raffle.

The have given us this beautiful 76” diameter afghan, crocheted in Lion Brand, Heartland (an acrylic, worsted weight yarn). This was designed and made by the dynamic duo of Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby.

The pattern is called the Diamond Mandala Afghan. The Shibaguyz will be releasing the pattern on their website in the next few weeks.

$3 for each raffle purchase for this item

Clicking on any of the images, above, will open larger versions of those images in a new browser window.

You don’t have to choose. For only $10, you’ll get a ticket in each draw. Use the button below to purchase.

Franklin Habit, a frequent member of the STITCHES Events line-up and the author of "It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons" and "I Dream of Yarn: A Knit and Crochet Coloring Book," is creating a one-of-a-kind, original, fiber-themed drawing in ink and color washes as a We Care Exclusive (please see his work-in-progress to the right).

This 5" x 7" drawing is matted to fit an 8" x 10" frame. And he is pleased to sign and dedicate the drawing to the lucky winner.

$3 for each raffle purchase for this item

Note: You can read more about the entire We Care campaign at http://STITCHES.Events/WeCare

Jennifer Stern-Hasemann and Katrina Walker are new to our world, bringing their sewing and quilting talents to the STITCHES events. When our call went out to the teachers for knit and crocheted squares, they also wanted to be part of it. This stunning original take on the Texas flag is the result! The dedication “Our hearts go out to Texas” is embroidered on the back.

Cotton; 60” X 80”; machine pieced, embroidered, and quilted.

$3 for each raffle purchase for this item

When Mary Beth Pfeiffer heard about the making of the We Care Quilt, she was inspired to go to her digital drawing board and produce 10 embroidery motifs. Her ideas grew into an amazing machine-embroidered, pieced, and quilted wall hanging.

Cotton; 34” X 54”.

$3 for each raffle purchase for this item