We asked, and MANY, MANY, MANY of you delivered! Oh, did you DELIVER!
I’ve posted a few times about the fantastic partnership between Janome Canada and the Canadian organization I Love First Peoples, which will bring NEW Janome 2030 QDC machines to remote Indigenous communities across Canada, as part of the ILFP’s Sew and Sew Program.
We put out the call to you, our loyal and generous Janome fans, for donations of fabric and sewing supplies so the kids, from Grade 4 to Grade 12, will have everything they need to create as soon as they open the boxes. Read all about the donation drive and our Janome Dealers who collected donations for us in previous Janome Life posts. Use the Search box on the right to quickly find whatever topic you wish!
Our Janome Canada Educator, Amanda, has been an absolute treasure helping me sort through all the donations at the Janome Sewing and Learning Centre, in Oakville, ON. No, she’s not shy, she’s just literally up to her armpits in donations! lol!
Amanda set up multiple labelled boxes so we could start sorting into categories. For fabrics we have Knits Scraps; Knit Yardage; Cotton Scraps; Cotton Yardage; Other; Panels; Kits. For notions we have Scissors; Pins; Needles; Machine Needles; Tape Measures; Rotary Cutters; Other; Thread – and more! The list and number of boxes needed kept growing as we sorted through and emptied the bags and boxes of donations.
The above photo is how the day started; half a dozen boxes on one table. The below photo shows how the day ended! We had to add a few more boxes, and we still need to add a few more as they’re all overflowing – overflowing with love!
A good reliable iron is an essential piece of equipment no matter what type of sewing one does, so Amanda and I were impressed to see some irons donated in the mix as we started sorting.
We were indeed very impressed with the number of irons we uncovered by the end of the day – and we’re still not done all the sorting yet!
By the end of the day, we had added 3 more tables and several more boxes to continue the sorting process. And we’re still not done sorting yet!
As you can see, we still have some sorting left to do, but at least we can see Amanda, and the office furniture again, lol! The process is FAR from over, so look for another update as we share the love of sewing with the I Love First Peoples Sew and Sew program and with YOU!
Thank you sew much for all your generous donations! We truly couldn’t do this without your support! Thank you!