Needle and ThREAD

Raising Money for Literacy

The Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy program is a multi-faceted program. The annual Bookmark Challenge is just one facet. Another is raising money year-round for literacy through the sale of designated bookmark patterns.

Designated patterns are marked with a Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy logo. The logo might be rectangular


or square,


and might be any number of colors in order to work with different designers’ pattern layouts, but it will have the open book, needle and thread, and the Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy name.

A minimum of 10% of designer profits from sales of these patterns are donated to literacy programs.

Each designer that receives the logo commits to making that donation.

Currently, in addition to Funk & Weber Designs, My Mark Designs and Rosewood Manor have published fund raising bookmark patterns.

The My Mark pattern is “bookmarks 1,” MM062. The Rosewood manor pattern is Read, Learn, Dream Bookmarks, B-001.

Each designer chooses the literacy program s/he wants to support; it can be a local or national program. Monique at My Mark makes her donations to Book Trust, and Karen at Rosewood Manor and I make donations to First Book.

Other designers will be creating program patterns in the future, and we’ll let you know about them here. When you purchase these patterns, you, too, are supporting literacy.

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