By Lethbridge Herald on February 26, 2020.
Everyone who participates in an event Saturday at Centre Village Mall will be sure to be in stitches.
That’s when the Stitch It Forward Society of Lethbridge will hold a Nine-Hour Stitch-A-Thon, the first of what the group hopes will become an annual event.
The event will bring local knitters, crocheters, sewers and quilters together from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to help make assorted items needed by local organizations. Volunteers will be on hand to teach people how to make quilts, crochet and other stitch-craft skills. Organizers are also seeking people willing to cut, stuff pillows, hand sew, glue and sit at the registration booth during the event.
“It’s going to be a very fun day starting with an opening ceremony and ending with a closing ceremony,” Diane Herrick, founder of the new Stitch It Forward Society of Lethbridge, said in a news release. “We have games planned while the work is going on, snacks and coffee to keep people energized and a silent auction table with unique donations.”
“Besides the fun aspect of this event,” Herrick added, “we will be serving our community by making items that are needed such as heart pillows, quilts and so much more. All the activities can be followed on our Facebook page throughout the day.”
Volunteers can sign up to help for an hour, half a day or for the entire event by visiting volunteersignup.org/CK4AY. Those who don’t get a chance to sign up in advance are still welcome to just show up the day of the event.
For more information about this event or the Stitch It Forward Society, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at stitchitforwarded.wixsite.com/mysite.