CAMELOT FABRICS partners with the Mothers of Professional Basketball Players (MPBP) for charitable cause

-Exclusive MPBP quilting party planned to launch the #SewSocial Project-

MONTREAL, July 30, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Renowned fabric manufacturer CAMELOT FABRICS has partnered with The MPBP to launch the #SewSocial project, a charitable cause that will provide lap quilts to Quilts for Kids, an organization dedicated to providing comfort to children of abuse and those with life-threatening illnesses.

"We wanted to work together with The MPBP organization to create a project that has purpose," said Steve Haupt, President of CAMELOT FABRICS. "We're dedicated to bringing diverse communities together to design quilts that are 'sewn with meaningful messages,' and we hope they will bring some form of comfort to these kids. We love that The MPBP is taking on such a synergistic role in this project."

On August 4, 2013, CAMELOT FABRICS, along with The MPBP and Quilty magazine creator Mary Fons, will host an exclusive quilting party in Orlando, Florida, to initiate the #SewSocial project. Artwork, family photos, and unique messages will be transferred onto fabric that will serve as centerpieces for the lap quilts. CAMELOT FABRICS has also launched a microsite for those wishing to collaborate on 'virtual quilts', which will then be converted into actual lap quilts and included in the donation.

"We are truly excited about the newly formed relationship with Camelot Fabrics and the Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, Inc.  Together we can show our love on a global scale with the various messages that will be sewn on the designed quilts made exclusively for the Quilts for Kids Organization.  As a strong group of women we have an obligation to our communities and we strive to make true investments into the lives of our children through our charity works and fundraising efforts," said Lucille O'Neal, President of The MPBP and NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal's mom.

In addition to its relationship with the NBA, CAMELOT FABRICS oversees an enviable list of pop culture licenses, such as Warner Brothers and Marvel Comic Superheroes, as well as Star Trek and Star Wars, and legendary cartoon characters The Simpsons, Archie and Betty Boop.
For more information on the #SewSocial Project visit http://camelotfabrics.com/sew-social/.

About CAMELOT FABRICS
Formerly known as Camelot Cottons & Eugene Textiles, CAMELOT FABRICS proudly offers unique and superior quality fabrics in an exciting selection of prints, designs and fabrications. Our mission is to keep things new and invigorating, so our projects and collections, artists and licenses are all FRESHLY MADE. For more information or inspiration please visit the new CAMELOT FABRICS website.

About MPBP
The mission of this organization is to support the various communities where our sons and daughters live, work, and play; however, we strive to invest in the human soul through our charitable works and fundraising efforts.

Our logo signifies a strong body of women who are the unifying components of this organization.  It represents the connection to the world of professional basketball and the world at large.

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