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How Hip Stitch gives back

Whether with direct, monetary contributions, in-kind contributions of hand-sewn items like quilts, garments, aprons or bags or by way of putting our sewing lounge facility to use for the general welfare, Hip Stitch strives to be a good citizen in our neighborhood, in Albuquerque and in New Mexico.

Women To Be



Hip Stitch of Albuquerque New Mexico Quilt Store Women to Be Logo
Hip Stitch, is pleased to support Women to Be. We host regular sew-ins in our lounge, provide materials and more to further their work.

This charitable group is dedicated to three key principles:
1.  All girls deserve dignity & opportunity for success in life.        
2.  As the greatest untapped resource known to humankind, girls have the potential to elevate the quality of life for everyone on the planet.
3.  Menstrual health is not a women's problem, but a human rights issue.

Women to Be Website: https://women2be.org/-l9NvHO275VYx8Ir9KEDloz-/page/homepage

Baskets of Hope

The mission of Basket of Hope meshes with Hip Stitch of Albuquerque. According to their mission statement, Basket of Hope's mission is to provide hope for children diagnosed with cancer and other serious illness by delivering of a Basket of Hope filled with  games, craft items, stuffed animals, gift cards, toys and other items.  Hope Totes for the parents are optional and contain gifts to nourish them mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Basket of Hope National website: https://www.basketofhope.org/

Basket of Hope Albuquerque contact: https://www.basketofhope.org/locations/albuquerque-branch/page.aspx?id=1308

Project Linus


Hip Stitch Quilt Store Albuquerque New Mexico Project Linus Logo
Hip Stitch is pleased to be a drop-off point and the sew-in center for Project Linus. We were pleased to play host to the sew a blanket day in 2019 and hope we'll be so privileged again in the future.

Here's a bit about the Project Linus mission, but see their website for more.


Hip Stitch of Albuquerque is please to support Project Linus because they seek to provide love, and a sense of security, warmth and comfort for children who are seriously ill, traumatized and otherwise in need with the gift of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly crafted by volunteer “blanketeers.”

Because Project Linus seeks to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children, we're pleased to support them, since that fits with the Hip Stitch mission.


National Project Linus Website: https://www.projectlinus.org/about/

Albuquerque Chapter Project Linus Website: http://www.projectlinusabq.org/

Beads of Courage


Hip Stitch Quilt Shop Albuquerque New Mexico Beads of Courage logo










Hip Stitch is glad to be able to provide support to the Beads of Courage Program, which is a resilience-based intervention that supports and strengthens children and families coping with serious illness. Through the program children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that mark milestones they achieve along their treatment path.

Each child receives a Beads of Courage bead color guide and detachable membership card. The Beads of Courage journey begins with each child is receiving a length of string and beads which spell out their first name. Colorful beads, each representing a treatment milestone are given to the child by their professional health care provider. The child adds to their Beads of Courage collection throughout their treatment.


Beads of Courage: http://www.beadsofcourage.org/

And other charities, too...

We are pleased to help with other charitable projects, too. We have donated sewing machines and fabric to causes which need a boost, both in the New Mexico, parts of the Southwest and our neighbors who need a hand.

As a community involved, Albuquerque sewing center we contributed a hand-cranked sewing machine, converted from electric by our sewing machine repair technician to Albuquerque's Explora museum. Our sewing machine repair technician also created a "skeleton" machine which displays all the inner workings of a sewing machine so youngsters can gain a better understanding of how sewing machines work. We helped to outfit the Explora "maker's lab" with sewing machines, too.

We're happy to support the Albuquerque Chapter of the American Sewing Guild in their "First Day of School" project, which puts a new hand-sewn outfit on deserving kindergartners for their first day of school.

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