Iowa State Fair Sew-In Invites Participation from Fairgoers
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa State Fair invites Fairgoers to plan ahead to help with the second annual State Fair Sew-In. This Fair-long project offers volunteers a chance to try their hand at simple sewing and quilting while providing warm blankets to local children in need. “Non Stop Fun” at the 2010 Iowa State Fair runs August 12-22.
The State Fair Sew-In will be open each Fair day from noon until 5 p.m. in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building. Every participant will receive a commemorative pin for donating their time. No experience or pre-registration necessary. Volunteer sewing assistants and a site supervisor will be on-hand to supply materials and help with machines.
Participants in last year’s inaugural Sew-In completed 173 quilts, which were donated to children at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospitals and to Angel Tree Camps, an organization that offers summer programming for children with a parent in the Iowa prison system. The 2010 goal is to complete 200 quilts over the course of the 11 days of the Fair.
If you are interested in receiving more information about the Sew-In, contact Sharon Meisenheimer by phone at 515/986-1145 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Iowa State Fair
The Iowa State Fair is set for “Non Stop Fun” August 12-22, 2010. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.