Foxy G's Den of i-KNIT-quity

08/13/2009

Art from the ♥

Artist: Jennifer Kuebrich

I just received an M.S. in elementary education, and I am hoping to get my first classroom this fall.  In the meantime, I have been substitute teaching in the local school district.  During the summers, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family.  Most of my crocheting is done at night and on the weekends while my hubby and I enjoy watching baseball.

Crocheted Large Shawl in Multiple Colors

Crocheted Large Shawl in Multiple Colors

My etsy shop, Jenco13, features handmade crocheted scarves, cup cozies, baby blankets, baby sweaters, pocketbooks and market bags, including custom designs for others.  Inspiration for colors comes from Cosmopolitan and Lucky magazines.

Crocheted Coffee Cozy in Pink Camo with Pink Flower
Crocheted Coffee Cozy in Pink Camo with Pink Flower

Currently, I  donate handmade scarves and blankets to CARE T0 KNIT, INC. who, in turn, distribute these items to cancer patients, babies born prematurely and others in need.  My family is my motivation for supporting this organization.  Both my grandmother’s and great aunt have been treated for breast cancer.  During those trying times, I realized the importance of family. 

Sunshine Shells Baby Blanket

Sunshine Shells Baby Blanket

There are so many people that have been touched by different diseases, and when you watch them receive something that is handmade especially for them, the feeling is irreplaceable.  I have donated many scarves to friends and CARE T0 KNIT, INC. to make these times a little brighter.  CARE T0 KNIT, INC. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide hand knit and crocheted items such as scarves, lap shawls, hats and other related accessories to those in shelters, hospitals, nursing homes and hospices.

Black and White Crocheted Unisex Scarf

Black and White Crocheted Unisex Scarf

Editor’s note: Jen is very modest and doesn’t like to extol her own virtues, so I will!  In addition to teaching and donating her beautiful handmade items to CARE TO KNIT, INC. and serving in a volunteer capacity as head of the public relations committee for the Etsy Twitter Team, in October, Jen will be donating her hair – for the third time – to Locks of Love.  Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.  Jen also doesn’t advertise that 10% of the money she earns through her crocheting goes into making care packages for the troops overseas.  She currently has several friends serving in the military and sends packages for them to share with their fellow soldiers.

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5 Comments »

  1. what a great feature and a wonderful way to pay it forward. thanks for sharing Jens’ story with us.

    Comment by betty — 08/13/2009 @ 6:22 pm

  2. Great feature! Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Talina Ripper — 08/15/2009 @ 12:12 pm

  3. Lovely article!! It’s always nice to get to know Etsy Twitter teammates better!

    Jen, you are an inspiration! Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Vickie of In My Head Studios — 08/15/2009 @ 2:24 pm

  4. Great feature.

    Comment by Linda B — 08/18/2009 @ 10:30 am

  5. Thanks, Linda B. I appreciate that!

    Comment by foxygknits — 08/18/2009 @ 6:50 pm


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