QuiltWorks Collaborative is holding a ribbon-cutting event at its headquarters in San Francisco's Visitation Valley to introduce its services and facilities to local quilters, fiber artists, DIY-ers, volunteers, philanthropists, community members, and other interested organizations.
The ceremony will be open to the public and will feature remarks by founder, Linda Hannawalt, and other San Francisco community and nonprofit leaders. The event will kick off a weekend of festivities, including trainings open to the public. QuiltWorks Collaborative will also offer tours of its 3,800 square foot facilities, in which one volunteer explained, "every space, every last inch, is filled with fabric."
QuiltWorks operates through three distinct programs - QuiltWorks studio and training facility, Thriftstitch discount fabric store, and FABSF entrepreneur center and gallery-to bring together, train, and empower local community members to secure their own standard of living and to give back to other San Franciscans in need.
Located just off of Route 101, the QuiltWorks Collaborative is easy to find with plenty of free parking, and it is easily accessible by public transportation.
The QuiltWorks Collaborative is wheelchair accessible.
The recession and recent budget cuts have increased the demand for services targeted to San Francisco's most vulnerable populations. Understanding the dedication and talent of the quilting community, which consists of over 27 million people nationwide, QuiltWorks Collaborative works with Bay Area quilters, sewers, and DIY-ers to create handcrafted quilts, wheelchair quilts, preemie quilts, and pillowcases to comfort those in Bay Area hospitals, cancer centers, and women's shelters.
Through the training and resources provided by the QuiltWorks Collaborative, low-income, unemployed, underemployed, youth, and seniors can uncover a new means of supplementing their income and securing a more sustainable standard of living.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Mar 28th, 2013 11:08 PM