beholden October 03 2012, 2 Comments
Figgy's Sewing Studio & Kids Foundation continues to be my dream and the dream of all my students. It was a really hard decision for me to try online outreach what ("Internet begging"), but opening the studio/foundation isn't just a way for me to make money it is a place for kids/adults to learn, to create and to express. This studio is a community need so I reached out to my community and I am so grateful to you all for your faith, generosity and belief in my dream.
A sincere thank you to:
Shelley & Jerry Brown
Joe & Allie Sabo
Elegance & Elephants
Scott & Abby Truitt
Lisa Anne Logan
Julie Bossert (SEWN Studio)
If for some reason your name or link is missing from this list please email me!
A total of $3915.00 was donated to the Sewing School & Foundation. Because I didn't reach my goal Indiegogo took 9% of the funds and Paypal took 2.9%. This left us with a total of $3449.12! If you're reading this and didn't realize the project ended no worries, I have opened a second funding website: http://www.gofundme.com/18fn58 in hopes to raise more funds. The funds donated so far are safely tucked away in the Figgy's Sewing School bank account.
Please feel free to continue to spread the word to raise money for this school and foundation.
Sewing Studio Update!
I have been busy putting the finishing touches on my business plan and will move forward presenting this plan to a few banks and angel investors. I am also diligently working on my tote bags and zip pouches to send to you! Please expect those to arrive in your mailbox no later than December 15th. A special lap quilt created and donated by Elizabeth Hartman will be given to Ms. Kiki Adamoviks for donating $500 to FSS!
I am so happy to have already received a BIG bag of goodness from Art Gallery Fabrics donated directly to the Figgy's Kids Foundation!! I have begun working on patchwork skirts and strip quilts to be delivered to "Northwest Children's Outreach" located at Rolling Hills Church in Lake Oswego this November (photos to come).
Figgy's Kid's Foundation gave away our very first scholarship during the month of October!!! It was so incredible to give to a child a gift that will stay with them for a lifetime.
A special thank you to Amy Butler for spreading the news about my project on her facebook page. Figgy's story will be published in the next issue of "Blossom" (Amy's new magazine). Look for that article next February.
An extra special thank you to SEWN Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. These gals not only put together a fun class using the Figgy's Flutter Skirt pattern but they have generously donated the class fees to the foundation. THANK YOU so much.
Happy Sewing! Shelly