Hem in Hunger Food Drive and Hot Pad Challange


This year for our 10th anniversary, Stitchology would like to give back to our community, so during the fall of 2021 we are hosting a food drive for The Storehouse New Mexico.  It works in 2 parts!

Part 1.  Canned and non-perishable donations--we will have a box outside the store that you can drop off any canned or non-perishable food into and we will get that to The Storehouse  I understand they love it when they get peanut butter and cereal donated!

Part 2. Hot Pad Challange!--I am asking you to make and donate hot pads.  They will be due Tuesday, October 19th 2021.  Beginning on Tuesday, October 26th the hot pads will be placed on display for community voting to help us pick a winner! You may vote once per visit and the voting will run through Wednesday, November 3rd. Winners will be awarded prizes which will include Stitchology Gift Certificates and gift baskets.  The hot pads will then be sold and all the proceeds will be donated to The Storehouse of New Mexico.

Hot Pad Challange!

Help us raise funds for The Store House New Mexico by entering a Hot Pat into our Hot Pad Challange!  It's fun to do and the rules are simple.  In November winners from each category will be selected and prizes will be awarded.  We will then sell the hot pads and donate the proceeds to The Storehouse!


      1. Hot pads must be donated to Stitchology (2502 Rio Grande Blvd NW            505-242-3288) on or BEFORE October 19th, 2021.

      2.  Hot pads must be handmade or hand embellished.  We don't care               what medium or techniques you use, but we don't want anything                 storebought (although if you want to buy a premade one and paint             or embellish it- YES PLEASE!)

     3. Hot pads must be a minimum of 8" around.  We don't care what                   shape it is as long as it's big enough to safely use.

     4. If sewing your hot pad, please use a minimum of 2 layers of a                       natural (cotton, wool, or bamboo blend) quilt batting or use a layer               of Insulbright so they are safe to use!

     5. Each Hot pad must be labeled with your name, phone number,                      email address and entry category if you wish to be entered to win a              prize.    


     1. Adult- made by anyone 19 years or older.

     2. 18 and under-made by anyone 18 years or younger with zero or                    minimal assistance of an adult

     3. Adult and Child team- Any child any age with help from an adult.



           1st place- $25 gift certificate + a gift basket containing exciting                              sewing supplies.

           2nd place-$20 gift certificate + a gift basket containing exciting                              sewing supplies

           3rd Place-$15 gift certificate + a gift basket containing exciting                              sewing supplies

   18 and under

            1st place- Gift Basket containing exciting sewing supplies.                                 2nd place-Gift Basket containing exciting sewing supplies.     

            3rd place-Gift Basket containing exciting sewing supplies. 


   Adult and Child Team

            A FREE fat quarter to the first 15 teams that enter

Picking a winner:

You may be wondering how you can win this thing?  We will be putting more importance on design and creativity than sewing skills so no need to feel intimidated.  The hot pads will be put on display at Stitchology Tuesday, October 26th through Wednesday, November 3rd and guests to the store will be invited to vote for their favorite.  You may vote once per visit to Stitchology.  The Hot Pads will become available for sale on Saturday, November 6th-the day of our 10th-anniversary celebration!

Hot Pads-  All Proceeds Will be Donated to The Storehouse


Stitchology has been working to support our community by hosting a food drive and sewing competition for The Storehouse New Mexico.  The Storehouse is New Mexico's largest food pantry and provides over 1.6 million meals a year.