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Sew for Charity

Dadeville, AL

Please Join Us in Dadeville, AL

Central Alabama is noted for its small-town charm and friendly residents. Dadeville is home to The Eclectic Bag Ladies, a Sew Powerful Chapter that epitomizes the allure and gregarious nature of this area. Located near beautiful Lake Martin, local residents and visitors enjoy boating, sailing, fishing, and water sports on the lake. Plan to be at the lake for the 4 th of July fireworks spectacular and boat parade. Nearby Santuck is known for its monthly miles-long craft day where one can browse, listen to live music, and enjoy specialty foods at the event. The area is a haven for retirees who enjoy the great weather, many activities, and friendly neighbors.

When the The Eclectic Bag Ladies are not at the lake, visiting craft fairs, or welcoming newcomers, you will find them gathered in support of Sew Powerful. The group showcases an eclectic array of talents including sewing, card-making, and being prayer warriors. The Chapter makes purses, writes inspiring note cards and prays for the girls who will receive their creations. Special thanks to the Opelika Sewing Center for their generous donation of fabric. If you live in the Lake Martin, Eclectic, Dadeville, Santuck, or anywhere in the Tallapoosa County area, you are welcome to join this active and cordial group.

How You Can Make a Difference

The purses you make will be gifted to schoolgirls in the African country of Zambia. The purses will be filled with reusable feminine hygiene supplies, soap, and underwear so the girl can attend school all month. Sew Powerful hires adults in Zambia living in extreme poverty. They are trained and paid a living wage to make the contents of the purses. The result is a triple benefit:

  • Schoolgirls have a chance to excel in their studies and complete their education.
  • Adults earn wages to feed, clothe, and house their families, giving them dignity and hope.
  • Volunteers use their talents to make purses bringing them immeasurable joy knowing their efforts have changed lives.

Learn More About Sew Powerful

Sew Powerful exhibits in many Quilting and Sewing expos throughout the United States and internationally. We would love to meet you in person at one of these events!

Until then, follow the links below to get started right away.

  • Get the FREE Sew Powerful Purse Patterns HERE
  • Join our Sew Powerful Purse Project Facebook group HERE
  • Stay up to date on on-line and in person events HERE.

See The Eclectic Bag Ladies Chapter in Action

Express your interest in this Sew Powerful Chapter HERE

OR, use our Chapter Locator map to find other locations

Won’t You Join Us Today?