Saturday, November 15, 2014

100 Hat Challenge



The Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild 100 Hat Challenge was a huge success thanks to our fantastic members and founding president, Heather Kojan.  Heather sent a challenge to our membership 2 weeks prior to our meeting November 9th, as a way to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild. Our guild has grown from 2 members in Heather's basement to close to 60 in our library home.

The challenge to the guild was to sew 100 (or more) hats for the Early Head Start kids in Baltimore. These children, ages 6 weeks to 3 years old, who attend the program are at or below the poverty level. As part of their daily routine, the wonderful teachers at the center take the kids outside to play. Quite often, they don't have hats in the cold weather to keep them warm. Heather's goal was to be able to provide each child with a hat or two (one to go home, one to stay at the center).
Heather's baby hat tutorial can be found here. 
One yard of fleece and 1 hour of time will yield 6 hats.

The guild met the challenge making 150 adorable, warm and fuzzy hats. 

Thank you to Heather for inspiring us and to those that donated their time to this great project!


 

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