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Seamstresses Needed!

posted Aug 30, 2009, 10:28 AM by Emerald Brigade   [ updated Aug 30, 2009, 10:30 AM by EBSO Webmaster ]

Hello EB families;
We had a wonderful response to our last call for seamstresses, and we now have 6 people who will help sew this year's flags for the Color Guard.  If we could get 2-4 more people who are willing to sew some flags, that would make the workload a little easier for everyone.

There are about 72 flags that need to be sewn this year.  They each take appx. an hour to sew.  Special equipment is not necessary, just a basic sewing machine which has a zig-zag, although a serger is a great tool. Sewing machine needles should be size 9, and regular point are recommended for these fabrics.  Thread color will be decided when the fabric comes in.

If you can help, please email me at soon as possible.  Many thanks again!

Christi Schifferle
Volunteer Coordinator

Quilt Tradition Lives On!

posted Aug 6, 2009, 2:30 AM by Emerald Brigade   [ updated Sep 8, 2009, 11:08 PM by EBSO Webmaster ]

Dear Emerald Brigade Families;
We have had a wonderful tradition in the Emerald Brigade during the past several years of having a hand-made quilt to raffle off to raise funds for the EBSO general fund.  For the past 4 years the quilts were made by Mary Hammarin, whose twin sons graduated this past spring.  

The Sanchez family (Xavier is a sophomore tenor sax player) has generously offered to carry on this tradition this year!  Jose and Elena Sanchez donated the materials, and their daughter Yari (a mother herself with two small children) donated her time and hand-made the beautiful quilt, which she has called "Emerald Twist."  

 Please look for the quilt to be displayed, and raffle tickets sold, at the football games and other various events this fall/winter.  The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the winter concert this December.   

Thank you again to the Sanchez family for carrying on this tradition and for their generosity!
Lisa Trankley
Communications Officer

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