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Join us for an EPIC Launch Party!

Join Marsha Kirsch, National Educator for Viking, as well as our friendly Discount Fabric Warehouse staff, as they show you all about the new Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC!

Have you been in to see this beautiful machine yet? If you haven’t, or if you’re not quite sure it’s the machine for you, or even if you’re just in the market for a top of the line machine and haven’t decided which one you want yet, you won’t want to miss this event!

We’ll be showing you all about the Designer EPIC and what it can do! Learn about the features and the machine itself. There’ll even be a make & take for you to take part in and lots of fun to be had!

There will be individual events at each of our stores, so please make sure you call them and reserve your spot today! Space is limited for this amazing opportunity to learn more about this machine!

Here are the dates for this event:
Maui:
Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 from 10am-1pmKauai:
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 from 10am-1pm
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 from 2pm-5pm

Hilo:
Thursday, December 03, 2015 from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Friday, December 04, 2015 from 10am-1pm

Kona:
Saturday, December 05, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm
Sunday, December 06, 2015 from 10am-1pm

 

Discount Fabric Warehouse | Project Linus

DFW Hilo: Project Linus

What is Project Linus?

Project Linus is a nation-wide non-profit organization that provides handmade blankets to children in need. The organization services all 50 states and we are fortunate to have two chapters here in the state of Hawaii. There is a Hawaii Chapter as well as an Oahu Chapter. Unfortunately, at this time, no other chapters have been formed for the other islands.

According to the Project Linus national website, there are two missions that the organization believes in:

First – Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

Second – Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

The Hawaii Chapter has distributed blankets to organizations all over the island, including Hilo Medical Center, Hospice of Hilo, and Child and Family Services, just to name a few, as well as several organizations on the west side of the island.

So how can you help Project Linus?

You can help Project Linus by donating a completed, homemade blanket. For those of you on the Big Island, if you donate a blanket (or more!) you will receive a $5 gift card for your contribution. Although there is no limit on the number of blankets you can donate, there is a limit of 1 gift card per person.

Any blankets that are donated must be new (not previously used), handmade (quilted, sewn, knitted, crocheted, or no-sew fringed fleece), high quality construction, machine washable and dryable, and kid friendly.  This means bright, cheerful colors!  Remember our blankets go to both boys and girls, of all ages.  Blankets must be free of pet hair, smoke smells or other strong smells.  Also, please make sure no pins have been left in the blankets! (This is from the Project Linus Hawaii Chapter website.) And although there is a need for blankets of all sizes, they can be no smaller than one yard square (36″x36″).

Don’t worry if you can’t make the blanket drive! You can drop off a blanket for Project Linus any time of the year at our Discount Fabric Warehouse Hilo and Kona locations! Just make sure you let the sales staff know that it’s for Project Linus. They’ll know what to do from there!

Another way you can help is by donating your time. Project Linus holds monthly Blanketeering sessions at Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo. The date is advertised in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald as well as on the Hawaii Chapter website. The Hilo Chapter is also looking for volunteers to help with their blanket drive. You can contact the Chapter Coordinator, Kathleen Stacey, by e-mail at project.linus_hi@yahoo.com for more information on how you can get involved.

Next Monthly Get-Together:

Saturday, February 17, 2018

10AM – Noon

The final way that you can help Project Linus is by making a donation. It doesn’t have to be a blanket, they’re also accepting donations of supplies (fabric, batting, fleece, yarn and other supplies) as well as monetary donations.

Contact Project Linus

If you’d like more information on anything, such as more details on blankets they accept or how to make a donation, please contact the Project Linus Hawaii Chapter.

E-mail:  project.linus_hi@yahoo.com

Website:  https://plhi.shutterfly.com/

Halloween Is Coming!

Happy October Friends! Halloween is just around the corner (or just at the end of the month, depending on how you want to look at it) and our stores are busy getting ready!

Come by any of our Discount Fabric Warehouse locations to take a look at the Halloween decorations we’ve put up around the stores. The images above are from Hilo (photos at each of the ends) and Maui (photo in the middle). Just ask any of our friendly sales staff and they can give you more information on how to make these decorations and projects yourself.

We also have lots more that we just weren’t able to include in a few pictures so make sure you stop on by to see it all!

Have a wonderful month!

Kauai Owner’s Classes

Did you know that we offer FREE classes for people who have bought sewing machines through us? These classes take place on Tuesdays, and are a great way to get personal, hands-on help with your machine!

If you bought your machine elsewhere, we would still love to help you out, but it will not be free.

Classes must be scheduled in advance. Call the Kauai store(808)-246–2739 to schedule, or more more information.

 

Kauai Beginning Sewing Clothing

Ever wanted to sew your own clothes?

There are a ton of reasons why you might want to, from saving money on over-priced designer clothing, to being able to better express yourself through what you wear.

Well good news! We will be having a class in our Kauai store teaching the you basic techniques  needed to create your own clothing. This will be a four week class, with the first class  on May 6th, from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Total cost for all classes is $80.

Call the store [ (808)-246–2739 ] for more information