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Sweet Dream In A Bag


August 2016

 Providing New Bedding, Caring

and Love to Children in Transition
Note from Access Housing in Commerce City:

"Thank you so much for bringing your Sweet Dream in a Bag event to the families at Access Housing's Family Shelter.  Your program is so_________ (Fill in the blank with words like necessary, loving, sweet, and wonderful!)  We look forward to working toether again!"


Schedule Your Next Gifting Event
Directors and Case Workers:  we are now  scheduling Gifting Events for the Fall---Cold weather will be here before we know it...we want these kids ready to sleep warm and cozy.   Please look at your calendar and contact us to get your event on our Sweet Dream Schedule!    Email: and secure a date!  

We are always looking for people that would love to use their talents and time to make Baby means so much to the Moms to have a hand-made quilt for their little ones!!!  A real gift of LOVE!!!!


Batting - Queen size (at least medium thickness for fluffyness).  Cut into quarters for 4 quilts.
Backing - 1 2/3 yards (does not include border)
                 2 yds. (includes border)
Top -        1 2/3 yds. combined materials as wanted for pattern 2 yds. will include border
Border -    1/2 yd. - can be cut from either the backing material or the top material.
Joy -            in sewing and helping provide for precious babies and their mothers.

    Cut 63 - 6"X6" squares of combined fabric for desired pattern.  Arrange squares 7 rows wide and 9 squares long in desired pattern.  Sew together with 1/4" seams.  Press.  Cut 3" wide strips long enough for each side, top, and bottom.  Sew on. Press.  This will make the top 44" X 54".

    Lay down batting.  On top of batting place backing right side up.  Nex place top wrong side up.  Sew 1/4" seams around all 4 sides, leaving a 12" opening for turning.  Trim edges as needed.  Turn right side out.  Sew Opening shut.  Top sew 1/4" seam around all edges.  Top stitch in the ditch of all the seams (stitch in the ditch) to secure the batting.  The completed quilt will be approximately 42" X 52".

Alternate sewing techniques:

Assembly:  sandwich  back, batting, top and then bind the edges.  Either stitch in the ditch of all seams OR tie the quilt with yarn in the corners of all the blocks to secure the batting.
Panels. -    Use fabric panel with fun scene on it and add borders to make it 44" x 54".  Assemble with backing and batting.
Blocks -     Use any size, shape, or pattern that results in appropriate overall size of quilt.
No Pack & Pray in August!

We will have a "Pack & Pray" on July 16, Saturday --- but NO "Pack & Pray" in August.  We will resume "Pack & Pray" on Saturday,  September 17!

Sharing Sweet Dream at the
Rocky Mt. Kiwanis District Convention
Susie & Wayne will make a presentation in a forum setting at the Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Convention in Pueblo on Aug 6.
If your club, church group or business would  like a Susie 303-507-2098
You can make a difference every Month!
Make a monthly automatic donation  on our Website thru Paypal.  Donate $50 each month, this would provide one child per month their own new "Sweet Dream Bag", beautiful Comforter, twin sheet set, new fluffy pillow, fleece blanket to cuddle up in, toothbrush & toothpaste, a little toy to love and their own personalize book about how awesome they are! 
When a child is able to choose their own Sweet Dream Bag it makes a lasting difference in their lives.  

Together we can continue to make a difference in these children's lives!!!


NO “Pack & Pray” in AUGUST! 
Sept. 17, Sat.  Morning, starting 9 am
"Pack & Pray Event”
Bethany E-Free Church, 6240 S. Broadway,
Littleton, CO  80121
Starts: 9 am – 12:30 pm
A light lunch is served about 11:15 –plan to stay! (Everyone Welcome!!!) 
Sept. 24, Saturday, start 10 am
"Gifting Event”
VOA Family Housing & Support
455 Bannock, Denver, CO 80204
(Volunteers needed)
Oct. 15, Sat. Morning, starting 9 am
"Pack & Pray Event”
Bethany E-Free Church, 6240 S. Broadway,
Littleton, CO  80121
Starts: 9 am – 12:30 pm
A light lunch is served about 11:15 –plan to stay! (Everyone Welcome!!!)
Nov. 19, Sat.  Morning, starting 9 am

"Pack & Pray Event”
Bethany E-Free Church, 6240 S. Broadway,
Littleton, CO  80121
Starts: 9 am – 12:30 pm
A light lunch is served about 11:15 –plan to stay! (Everyone Welcome!!!)
NO “Pack & Pray” in December! 
Jan.21,2017,  Sat.  Morning, starting 9 am

"Pack & Pray Event”
Bethany E-Free Church, 6240 S. Broadway,
Littleton, CO  80121
Starts: 9 am – 12:30 pm
A light lunch is served about 11:15 –plan to stay! (Everyone Welcome!!!) 
Reminder:  There will be Treasure Time Gifting Events added as agencies set dates, check our website and look at the CALENDAR!
Please--- if you can help with any Event call Susie 303-507-2098 or email:
 Updated: 7/31/2016


  • Satin Ribbon (from Costco or Sams) 50 yd bolts Aprox.$7

  • Baby Crib Fitted Sheet (IKEA)

  • Navy Blue Twin Comforters at Walmart

  • Fabric for Baby Quilts

  • Baby Patch-Work Quilts

  • Twin Sheet Sets
  • Starbucks instant coffee packets (for Dad's "Man Mugs")
Together we can make a difference!


Access Housing/Commerce City
Alternatives to Violence/Loveland
Angel House/Loveland
Castle Rock Women's Crisis Center/Castle Rock
Coalition for the Homeless /Ren. at Lowery
Coalition for the Homeless/ West End Flats
Coalition for the Homeless/Renaissance 88
Coalition for the Homeless/Ren. Blue Spruce
Coalition for the Homeless/ Stout Street Flats
Colo. House/Partners in Housing-Colo Springs
Crossroads Safehouse/Trans. Housing-Ft.Collins
Decatur Place Transitional Housing
Denver Rescue Mission Star Tran. Housing
Extended Hands of Hope/Avanti House
Family Tree Housing & Family Services
Family Tree Crisis Center
Father Ed Judy's House
Fostering Hope Foundation/Colo. Springs
Gabriel House/Aurora
Gabriel House/St. Francis de Sales
Gateway Women's Shelter
Greeley Transitional Housing
Hope Center Pre-School
Hope Communities/California Street
Hope Communities/Hidden Brook
Hope Communities/Thrill
House of Hope/Family Tree
Humbolt Archdiocesan Housing I
I Am Academy
Irving Center Archdiocesan
Jefferson Co. Attorney/  Family Violence
Jefferson County Head Start
LaPuente House/Alamosa, CO
Mercy /Springfield Ct. Apt./Ft. Collins
Mercy/Holly Park Apartments
Mt. Loretto Family Housing
Open Door Ministries
Pasada Family Shelter/Pueblo
Pasada Rio Sacramento/Pueblo
Raritan Property Archdiocesan
Ruby Hill Residences
Salvation Army Lambeth Center
Streets Hope
STRIDE Transitional Housing
VOA Brandon House
VOA- ECEC Head Start
VOA DAV Families
VOA Family Housing Program
VOA Rainbow Head Start
VOA Young Mothers
Warren Village
Warren Village First Step

As you look at this list you will realize just how many  children need your help and caring to make their lives a little more cozy and give them something to call their own!

Plan a  Packing Party
Want to share Sweet Dream with friends and co-workers the excitement and fun?  Plan and Sponsor a Packing Party.  Sweet Dream does all the work to get prepared.  We bring all the needed items to pack, your group just needs to raise half the funds for the event and the people to pack....we do the rest!   Susie would love to share how to do that and can come share about Sweet Dream with your group so everyone can get excited about this great opportunity!    Susie:303-507-2098
 "I will keep this forever!"
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