Visiting Boquete? Will you bring some much needed items for the local families?

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Visiting Boquete? Will you bring some much needed items for the local families?

If you are visiting Boquete, please consider bringing some much needed items for the indigenous people - the Ngobe - materials to make blankets, etc or store bought items that are very much in need. Thank you.

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Started by Cassandra Lancaster. Last reply by Darlene Lindholm Mar 9, 2014. 1 Reply

I don't know how to private message you. I am a quilter. We are moving to Boquete. I would like to have conversation about what I need to bring, what should I leave behind, etc. How would I go about…Continue

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Comment by Alecia Imm on July 24, 2015 at 10:38pm

Well I definitely have some Simply Soft. It's my favorite cheap yarn to work with also. It seems to hold up better than Red Heart and is not as scratchy. I can say that all the yarn I did give away went to Matthew 25 Ministries who has been teaching the girls in Haiti to crochet and knit so they can make a living. I do look forward to meeting everyone and throwing yarn around. ;D

Comment by Brandy Gregory on July 24, 2015 at 7:19pm

Welcome, Alecia! Bienvenidos!  As one who is bi-craftual,  may I say that there is always room in our "circle" for crocheters. The Boquete Knitters and Quilters is a tri-cultural group with ex-pat, Latina and Ngabe-Bugle knitters working together to make baby things donated  through various clinics in the district to the babies in need.  Yarn is available here, but is lower quality and higher price.  Our organization/charity generally orders mass quantities from the States once or twice a year.  We prefer to work with acrylics, as clothing is often washed in the rivers and beaten on rocks.  Between afternoon rains and generally high humidity, we've learned that cotton just does not dry quickly.  When we order, we tend towards Caron Simply Soft, Lion Brand Pound of Love, some of the softer Red Heart yarns, and things like that.  Bring your sewing machine (have it serviced before you come) and all your thread.  Thread can be hit or miss down here.  Hope this helps!

Comment by Alecia Imm on July 24, 2015 at 6:11pm

So we are moving down there in September 2015. I am an AVID Crocheter I was a teacher at Michaels for a while. So I assume you have room for a Crocheter being Knitters and all. ;)    I agree with the posts that Yarn is a great suitcase filler. I regret now having given away at least 3 kitchen bags full of yarn..... Good thing is, is that I still have another 3 at least! Yeah I know... I have a massive yarn stash but doesn't everyone if they can? I look forward to bringing what I do have!   

How do cottons hold up down there? I'm glad I found this group cuz I really wanted to know if I could get a hold of good yarn down there. I know most stores aren't mega stores. Are there any Art/Craft Supply stores in David? 

I also have some fabric not much for quilting. I've started making my little girl and I skirts. (She loves to twirl in them, cuz they are full circle skirts)

What about sewing machines and supplies? Should I bring my machine along with all my thread or just some?

I'm gonna stop know cuz I have so many questions I won't quit!

Comment by Wanda Ruple on April 25, 2015 at 5:45pm

Have a big bag of it in my closet and friends who knit I'll check with. Will touch base with you later to figure out how to get it to you. Blessings

Comment by Brandy Gregory on April 25, 2015 at 10:09am
The Boquete Knitters and Quilters can always use more yarn. We love to use Caron Simply Soft and Lion Brand Pound of Love, among others. Yarn can be beautifully squished in Space Bags.
Comment by Wanda Ruple on April 25, 2015 at 8:51am

We will be visiting in June. What kind of items are needed?

Comment by Brandy Gregory on March 23, 2015 at 2:13pm

Jeannie, you are an angel! You can bring it to the Tuesday Market held at the BCP and give it to Irene "The Book Lady" Haines, or contact me, Brandy, at 6846-3224. And thank you so very much!

Comment by Jeannie Martin on March 23, 2015 at 1:34pm

My husband and me will be arriving in Boquete on April 1st. We'll be bringing a suitcase full of yarn.Please let me know who to get in touch with. Thanks!!

Comment by Joy Dennie on January 22, 2015 at 6:08pm

Do you still need yarn. When we came down from Canada we brought a case of toothpaste and a brush for every tube., We have really enjoyed giving them out to the people we have met in the high hill country. Just love the children.

My friend is coming down in Feb and she can   bring some yarn. Please let me know

Comment by Brandy Gregory on August 18, 2014 at 5:03pm
I look forward to meeting you!
 

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