Little did Carolyn know that when she contacted me about giving me a GO cutter that it would affect the lives of so many. Not only you all as blogging friends but the people of Amerika Samoa as well.
I was approached by the Human Resources here in Amerika Samoa about teaching sewing classes.
Some of the ladies (and or gents) have not sewn before so I thought that using these fabrics that Sew Cal Gal sent a while back would be awesome to teach straight line sewing. She used the Accuquilt Go to cut these, sent them to me to use for the non profit I was involved in. Well....I never got around to it with that paticular non profit but....I will with this group.
I told the director about these strips and that I could make more, I have a machine....I sat up straight and tall as I said that....huge smile on my face....
She was interested in the machine, she looks it up online and her face lit up. She wants to use the machine to let these ladies cut into their used clothing (what a way to reuse). I am willing to take my machine but at the same time, a little worried about the over use....will have to get over my selfishness.
We are in the process of trying to procure sewing machines, supplies, notions, etc. Since the tsunami and the closing of the cannery, it is very important that other skills are offered to the Samoan people to learn and support themselves. How exciting to be a part of this and how exciting that they will have the Go cutter to help salvage old materials into new projects. The director is trying to keep the groups to a minimum of 10 to 12 a class, no more than 25 people total for these sewing classes.
Maybe you will see a Samoan online store soon, selling cut fabrics, wouldn't that be awesome?
Thanks again to Accuquilt for making it possible for the community of Amerika Samoa to have access to a Go cutter..... It is interesting to see how this company has reached the vast regions of the world and how much easier it is making alot of lives.