Volunteers around the globe will be creating a mat or rug that will given to the educators and support staff to let them know that they are thought of and that their bravery and efforts are admired and respected. We do not need to remind them of the day of horror but want to give them a hug and remind them that the world has beauty. Additional mats donated by volunteers may be given to educators and support staff at the other schools in Newtown.
Volunteers should create a mat or rug that is a maximum of 9″ across. In order to open this to as many volunteers as possible you may be flexible on your size and can create a single or set of mug mats, or a larger mat. It can be square, round, rectangular or shape that is pleasing with the design. It can be hooked or punchneedle, wool strips or yarn, and should be a design that will make the recipient smile and feel like they have received a hug.
This is not the project to show your amazing skills with proddy or modern dimensional art but a time to create something the average teacher would want on their desk or in their living room every day. It is a gift, so should have a finished edge and label with your name and State/country at minimum (but you can donate it anonymously if you wish).
Your mats should be sent to the following address to arrive no later than January 18th. Seriously…January 18th!!! Diane and Lauri will drive the mats to Connecticut the following week.
Loops of Love project ~
C/O Diane Tanerillo
600 West Main Street
P.O. Box 60 Denmark, Maine 04022
Feel free to include a card or other item with your mat but please attach it securely to your mat and do not wrap the mat! Your mats will be displayed so that the teachers can select the one that they want so do not wrap them. We will take some photos of your mats for the website. Please contact Lauri if you would like to participate. Should you have questions you can contact us via e-mail.
Thank you so much in advance!
Lauri Troutman ~ MizT(at)maine(dot)rr(dot)com
Diane Tanerillo ~ Deedeetan(at)fairpoint(dot)net