Sew to Serve Project Night Night in Chicago

March 5, 2013
Image provided by Project Night Night

The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild is sewing for Project Night Night shelters here in Chicago as part of our “Sew to Serve Chicago” program. PNN (Project Night Night) benefits children in need just arriving in homeless shelters. Too often children arriving in shelters have little more than the bare essentials, and a PNN tote bag assures that a child leaves the shelter owning a book to encourage reading and family bonding, a security blanket to be cuddled, and a stuffed animal to become a cherished best friend. Each year PNN donates over 25,000 Night Night packages to shelters across the country, and the organization has the objective of reaching every homeless child in the country that needs help with a Night Night package.

We are hand making lots of cozy quilts for our PNN tote bags, and are also tackling the job of sewing up cuddly stuffies that will be a new best friend for a child. In fact, we’ve put together a little Pinterest Board to help our group get inspired and to share some of our favorite stuffie friend patterns and tutorials – you can check ‘em out right here!

Be sure to visit the official Project Night Night website to learn more about the organization and how you can help.

If you are a CMQG member and would like to find out more, please visit our Project Night Night informational thread here at Big Tent.

Thanks for putting together this information Erika and Holly!

Become a new Chicago Modern Quilt Guild member

Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna