Friday, March 25, 2011

Make a Case for for a Good Cause

Did you know that Monday, April 4 is National Pillow Fight day? Wow!? How could I have ever missed that!? Well, in honor of that day this year, I am hosting a Pillowcase Challenge Party at my studio!! What the heck is a pillowcase challenge party? Read on to find out....

American Patchwork and Quilting (owned by Better Homes and Gardens or Meredith Publishing) is hosting a 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. They have challenged quilt shop ALL over the country to host events just like the Pillowcase Challenge Party, make pillowcases and donate them to a LOCAL charity. Then, the shop can go to the APQ website and enter the number of pillowcases donated. They will tally them all up and hopefully we'll reach 1 Million donated! That's a LOT of pillowcases!

Well, this works out great because the VERY first class I usually teach anyone about how to sew or how to use their machine is a Pillowcase Class. So now I have a few people who know how to make them and can come by the shop on the day of the PARTY!

But what if YOU want to come by but you've never sewn a stitch in your life? NO PROBLEM! This is such an easy project that I can show you want to do in just a few minutes and get you stitching in no time! The shop will have slightly extended hours 10am-4pm on Sunday April 3 for the day of the Pillowcase Challenge Party.

There is only a small $10 registration fee to cover the supplies you'll need to make ONE pillowcase. You can choose to keep it or donate it, or keep it and make another one to donate!

I've already found the PERFECT place to donate the pillowcases. It's call the Angel Cover Ministry. They make quilts for children in need and they are working to make 30 quilts to donate to children with cancer. They would LOVE to have pillowcases to donate along with the quilts at the end of April right around Easter.

They are all ready to accept our donation, so all we need is the pillowcases! So, what are you waiting for? You should definitely hop over to the shop and sign up RIGHT NOW for this pillowcase challenge party.

If you aren't local to San Antonio, there are a couple of options. You can make a pillowcase on the day of the party and let me know, via e-mail, or Facebook or whatever. Then you can either send me the pillowcase or donate it to a local charity in your town. OR why not register for the party and have someone make a pillowcase FOR YOU? Just specify that when you order. I will happily make a pillowcase for you on that day. I'll even post a picture of it on our Facebook page when it's finished.

I'm going to have door prizes and FOOD so it will be a SUPER fun day!

I hope you'll be able to come on by.

Happy Stitches,

1 comment:

  1. I've donated and will make one here PLEASE make it for me