It’s time to meet our eleventh entrepreneur with Down syndrome – I am pleased to introduce you Sarah Ely.
Sarah has always loved fabric, and since her Mom was about ready to open up a fabric store, Sarah’s mom researched ways to teach Sarah to sew. In her research, Sarah’s mom stumbled upon a nationwide challenge called the “1 Million Pillowcase” Challenge, a nationwide effort to give away handmade pillowcases to foster children, cancer patients and victims of domestic violence. But what stuck with Sarah was “cancer patients’ and all she could think about was her blogging friend Kristen in Utah, who had leukemia and her first sewing project began.
Sarah was hooked she now, has a business called “Down Right Charming” where she sells her quilts and pillowcase on Etsy, she created a shop and she donates the money to cancer patients in the hospital.
You can find Sarah’s work at Down Right Charming.
The interesting thing about this story is not only Sarah making and selling quilts online, but her Mom fabric shop provides employment for creative persons of all abilities including those with Down syndrome.
Please visit Jellen’s House of Fabric.