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Brightest Little Star - Giving Back To Our Community


We're active in our community enriching others through sewing outreach.
Below are a few examples of what we do to touch lives through our
resources, sewing programs, and sewing facility. Want to get involved? Have
an idea for further community involvement? Contact us!

The Brightest Little Star Project provides blankets and quilts for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, California. Stonemountain & Daughter many volunteers have sewn many, many little blankets for these special babies! Thanks to everyone who participated in this wonderful event!

Would you like to participate in our next Brightest Little Star sewing day?Email Us!  We'll add you to our list and you'll be contacted when further events are announced.

Want to make some blankets on your own to donate? Click here to download a PDF of the specifications for these special blankets.

Click here or on the image above to learn more about The Brightest Little Star Project!


Tibetan Memorial Quilt Project



The Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC) is a non-profit community organization in Berkeley. TANC is organizing a Tibetan Memorial Quilt Project (TMQP) to commemorate 50 Years of Tibet's Occupation by China and more than 1.2 million Tibetans who have died in the struggle for freedom. This project is similar to the AIDS Quilt Project. This project will be launched on April 25, 2009 in time for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to the Bay Area so that He can bless it. The desired goal by TANC is to have at least 50 Quilts (each with 25 patches) made by December 10, 2009 - International Human Rights Day and Anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. This goal can only be accomplished with help from volunteers who are experienced quilters.

What is needed? TANC needs YOUR support to make this project a reality:

a. Sponsor a patch by going to www.tanc.org

b. Donate fabric for patches - PLAIN COLORS. Colors needed represent the FIVE ELEMENTS in Tibetan Buddhism: yellow, green, red, white, blue to represent the elements: earth, water, fire, cloud, sky respectively.

c. Donate fabric for borders of the quilt: Any colors and prints.

d. Volunteer to help sew the quilts, write/draw/embroider/in-lay names on the patches. LIST of Names to be provided on www.tanc.org

e. Financial Support for the TMQP is always welcome and appreciated!
IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
- Experienced QUILT-MAKERS & SEAMSTRESSES needed to help make the 1st Quilt for the official launch on April 25, 2009.
- Experienced WEBSITE DESIGNERS who can help with writing content and designing website for Tibetan Memorial Quilt Project.

Who to Contact: Please view the Slide Presentation on the Tibetan Memorial Quilt Project on www.tanc.org
For more information, please contact tibetanquiltproject@gmail.com

Cancer Survivor Pillows



The Anti-Ouch Pouch is a pillow that hangs from the shoulder, fitting snugly under the arm to cushion the area after breast surgery or during radiation treatment. surgery.The wedge shape gently holds the arm away from the body when the user is standing. The strap holds the pillow in place without having to use sore arm muscles to “clutch” it.The strap is adjustable and the fiberfill may be adjusted via the overlapped opening.

Click here to download a PDF project page with instructions for how to make one of these comforting items for a loved one or those in need.
 

Sew from the Heart - Quilts for Africa




Join Global Strategies for HIV Prevention and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley in helping to sew quilts for rape survivors of Goma, Eastern Congo. A gift of a lovingly made quilt helps to comfort these women as they receive medical care and training as part of their recovery.

Stonemountain & Daughter is an official drop-off location for donated quilts. Participants will also receive a 10% discount off of regularly priced fabric, notions, and supplies used in the production of these beautiful quilts.

Please click here for more information about this project.

Harbor House Quilting Project




 

The women Harbor House Quilting Project in the San Antonio district of Oakland are refugees and immigrants from Cambodia, Vietnam, Mexico, Guatemala, and the hill tribes of Laos. They come to quilt class in order to engage in something they love to do - creating beauty!

Click here to view photos of the quilts made by these women and to read more about this wonderful program! Purchase of a quilt directly affects the quality of life of a woman in Oakland!

We have opened our sewing facility and our resources to schools and other organizations for the production of quilts for fundraising. Please click here to learn more about the wonderful quilting efforts we've hosted for local schools and groups