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PinkWhimsies For Breast Cancer

We need your help!
Calling all quilters, embroiderery owners, knitters
felters, crafters & seamstresses!

PinkWhimsies Workshop Unveiled
Knecht's is going national with our new program, Embroidered ARt from the HeARt and we are thinking pink...Introducing PinkWhimsies: our kick-off project & event! But, as every successful undertaking would have it, we can't do it without a large group of you by our side!

What is it? We are making MiniWhimsey ARtAngels who's surfaces are filled with words of inspiration and hope. These small pink creations will then be stuffed, assembled, pin backs attached and placed on pretty tags ...and their mission: they will be passed on to local breast cancer treatment centers and women's oncology offices. These small collaged works of stitched art are meant to be a reminder to all women to never give up, fill their day with hope and share a few words of encouragement. Time doesn't alway permit us to make a quilt for every woman we know who could use a lift in this challenging time of her we created ARtAngels. And we think these mini whimseys will be the perfect little blessing!
It's a day of learning, sharing, and creating. . .our MiniWhimsies were just introduced nationally last week through a live Webex presentation and demonstration NotionsNow, sponsored by two of the largest sewing machine companies in the world, PFAFF and Husqvarna Viking...with your help, these pink minis will touch hundreds of local women in our community!

Who & How you can help...
Everyone!!!! We are looking for anyone to donate PINK scraps or a fat quarter of PINK cotton fabric, yarns...any print , any shade, any size! ...Even tiny scraps will work for our KreativeKollage technique!

Quilters!!! Come and help us stich and assemble...share your pink scraps! We need your help 'piecing' her together.
Knitters & Felters!!! Bring your pink yarns and make felted surfaces for our whimsies! If you have a felting machine, bring it!
Embroidery Machine Owners!!!! Bring your machine and your largest hoop...we will fill your hoop with scraps and tulle and introduce you to the miniwhimsey ARtAngel design and newest hoop technique!
Crafters & Seamstresses!!!! We would love to have your help with the ARtTags, pinbacks and adding beads!

Join us either day!!
Friday, March 27 10am - 5pm
Saturday, March 28 10am-4pm

Please, call (437-0962) or e-mail us to let us know you are coming so if necessary, we can better arrange our space! Can't make it one of these times, we hope you will consider dropping of any pink scraps prior to the event and we will put it to good use!!
What to bring:
Quilters, Seamstresses & Crafters...any pink pieces of fabric scraps - any size (can be prints or solids) or ribbons, your favorite sized hand needle. It may be necessary that we put you behind an embroidery machine to get fabric kollages done...but don't worry we will show you what buttons to push!

Embroidery Machine Owners...You will be learning our new KreativeKollage technique just introduced nationally on NotionsNow live Webex last week. We will supply the design use for the day and our 'special ingredient'. Please bring your embroidery machine, your largest hoop, favorite stabilizer, pink emrbroidery threads ( or we will have plenty to share).

Felters, Knitters and Felting Machine Owners...We would love any of your leftover pink yarns...and if you own a felting machine, please bring it to create felted ARtAngel surfaces that will then be hooped and stitched!

200 Pink MiniWhimsies ARtAngels
...can you help us meet or beat our goal?

Thank you...thank you...thank you...thank you...thank you...

Every story has an ARtAngel...what's yours?