Our official first press release for a year-long celebration! --
World’s Window, 332 W. 63rd Street, will celebrate 30 years in business in 2014 with a year of events - planned as a way of thanking their customers while supporting local causes. The store, one of the most popular in Brookside, features a rich array of clothing, gift and décor items from around the world.
Our coat and sweater drive and quilt raffle were an amazing success thanks to your generosity. We partied on Thursday, November 7th and gathered even more donations and sold more raffle tickets. You bought gorgeous knittings from Marci Blank with Th'Red Head Designs, shared our yummy food and listened to great jazz by Brett Jackson and Chris Hazelton. What a wonderful evening!
It's super-warm and super-soft. Our Tianello fabric sample quilt. Queen-sized and hanging on the wall at World's Window. A labor of love from the World's Window staff to benefit the women and children at Rose Brooks Center.
It's that time of year again. As the weather gets cooler, perhaps with some frost on the ground, we start pulling out sweaters and jackets and coats to keep us warm throughout the winter. At Rose Brooks Center, the women and children that arrive for shelter from domestic violence often come without coats and many times without any additional clothing besides what they are wearing.
This week a sewing machine has been humming in the middle of World’s Window, the eclectic world folk art and clothing boutique in Brookside. During pauses in regular retail “busy-ness,” staff have perched at a table to cut quilt squares. Customers stop by to ask about the project at hand and share their own stories of making, collecting or receiving gifts of quilts.