Thursday, January 22, 2009

The SHIPS Project

Last Updated: 01.22.09 (still under construction)

The SHIPS project has been the adopted public service project of NETA for several years. Every year, NETA members knit, crochet, weave or otherwise craft warm hats, socks, and other items for our soldiers overseas. We also knit squares for and assemble an afghan to raffle at SPA in Freeport, ME.

Here is the 2009Afghan: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NewEnglandTextileArts

For 2009, 30 of us each knit one square, from wool donated by Beth C. of Unique One in Camden, Maine. And a few weeks ago, several members got together to assemble it and add a beautiful edging.

Everyone can buy chances, whether you are a NETA member or not, whether you are at SPA or not. Contact a NETA member or watch this blog for more details. 100% of the proceeds (EVERY PENNY) goes to the Ships Project to pay for postage to send comfort and concern to deployed military in many parts of the world. This is a signature project for New England Textile Arts network.

The winner will be announced on Feb. 28 in Freeport.

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