Garland Church
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Days for Girls Sew Day

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HOW TO DONATE

Donate Fabric and Supplies

Before purchasing fabric please review the List of Criteria for fabrics. Also, check out this helpful Fabric Guidelines Chart.

Donate Funds for Fabric and Supplies

  • Place cash donations in the "tip jar" on sew day.

  • Make a check payable to "Days for Girls International" (Memo: Spokane WA Team). Mail directly to Days for Girls at 102 Ohio Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225 OR give to Cherrie/Darcy on Sew Day.

  • Donate online at the Days for Girls website.

CHERRIE's DREAM LIST

  • Flannel is still on sale at Joann fabrics and now with additional $5 coupon off $35 spent. 2 yard increments work best (ie., bolt is 8 yards)

  • Large see-through storage bins

  • Color-Catchers for washing fabrics, especially batiks (in laundry section of store)

  • Heavy Duty lint rollers

  • Packages of girl's panties (Target, WalMart)

  • Hotel size soap bars

  • Ziplock (brand specific) freezer gallon bags - tabs only - no zippers


Quality Control

Our goal is to make a quality item that lasts for 3 years. Everyone needs to be familiar with the quality control criteria for every item they work on. Items that don't meet the criteria cannot be included in a Days4Girls bag.

Continued excitement about the project

This is an ongoing project and we're looking for interested individuals to lead one of the areas we're working on. I have 2 ladies who will be doing our quality control and inspection of all items produced.


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We are an Official Days for Girls Team - The Spokane WA Team, having passed our sample evaluation. We had to send multiple pictures alongside rulers and with closeups to show we met the quality control criteria of each component - bag, shields and both regular and heavy duty liners.


We support Choshen Farm and the work they do with girls in the village of Fimpulu in northern Zambia.

Days for Girls Sew Day

What if your girls missed a week of school every month? That's a thing in rural Africa. It's not uncommon for girls around the world to miss school because they don't have the products they need.

The Garland Church sewing group is partnering with Days for Girls and Choshen Farm with a goal of making 1000 sustainable feminine products kits for girls in Zambia. Women and girls of all ages are invited to come sew with us. All skill levels are welcome.


Join us for the next Sew Day!

Join us Saturday, January 12th from 9 am to 1 pm.

Happy New Year ladies.... hard to believe it's already January 5, 2019.... and our first sew day for 2019 is next Saturday, January 12th from 9 am - 1 pm at Garland Church.  The other great news is that our 2nd shipment of DFG  Bags arrived in Zambia....  by my records there are 253 bags already in Zambia and we have another 140 bags packed and ready to go.... WOW!!! Thats a total of 393 girls' lives that will be changed!! 

SO..... come Saturday prepared to sew.... and cut.... and serge.... and thread ribbon.... and whatever else needs done.  We need all machines possible.... we have "TONS" of hotspots that need sewn to liners so if you know how to sew a straight seam.... bring those sewing machines..... we have "TONS" of liners that need serged so if  you know how to serge.... bring those sergers..... if  you know how to use a rotary cutter.... we have lots to cut.....everyone else.... we have lots to do!!!  ** I have 3 sewing machines available for those who have "heavy" sewing machines.... we don't want any strained backs!!

If  you are a quilter or have quilting type friends....check if they have fabrics that they aren't going to use in the next "???" number of years.... all it takes for half of a shield is an 8.5" x 10" piece of fabric and bags require a 13" x 32" piece of fabric. Check out the link to the left for info about fabric choice or contact me....

If you want to bring a snack to share, that's great. If you have questions, please contact me below. I look forward to seeing you all next Saturday....

Cherrie, For the Girls!!

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