Warm Up America is a fabulous charitable organization that encourages people to knit or crochet and assemble blankets or other items that can be donated locally or given to the national organization to be distributed where they are needed.
But now they’re asking knitters and crocheters to help with a different kind of project: a banner that will be displayed at trade shows and used in advertising.
Warm Up America goes to events like Stitches and Vogue Knitting Live to raise awareness of its programs, and it wants to show that its knitters come from across the country with the Stitch Your State campaign.
Interested knitters are asked to create a 7 by 9 inch block that has something to do with their state. It could include the name or shape of the state in stitching, a state bird or flower, or anything else you want that represents your state.
Register to become part of the challenge (there’s a link at the page linked above) and send in your submission along with the submission form by Sept. 5. One design from each state will be chosen during the week of Sept. 19 to be part of the banner. Selected blocks will be shared on social media and the finished banner will be used in advertising, at trade shows and on display at the Warm Up America office.
This sounds like such a fun challenge. I’d love to know if any of you enter.
[Photo via Warm Up America.]