This past Saturday was our monthly Music City Modern Quilt Guild meeting. Our mission for this day was pillowcases. Lot's of pillowcases!
A couple times a year we dedicate a day for Charity sewing. This time a new Charity was selected, The Ronald McDonald House of Nashville. Having a sick child takes an emotional toll on a family. The RMHC provides housing and comfort for families. It allows families to stay together, to refresh and rest.
Pillowcases seemed like the perfect idea! Our Charity Committee contacted Riley Blake Designs to see if they would be interested in donating fabric. They were! And they were more than generous! Bolts and bolts of fabric were sent! We were blown away with their generosity!
We had a very enthusiastic group of members and guests show up! The machines were humming, rotary cutters rolling and irons steaming!
Stefanie started by giving us a demonstration on how to make a rolled pillowcase. I've made one before, but a refresher was definitely in order! For my pillowcase I used this tutorial from All People Quilt. They are fun, fast and super easy.
Katie and Callie were the designated cutters! They were flying through the bolts with precision and speed. Callie may or may not have cut herself...
The floor became our friend when it came to rolling the fabric. Lindsay started us off with the drop and roll dance!
Ashley, Lindsay and Veronica totally rocked! Everyone did! Among the steady hum of machines going, there was also the steady hum of laughter and chatter.
The fabric that Riley Blake Designs donated was gorgeously adorable! Here's a few of the combinations...now you know this is going to put some big smiles on some little faces!
In four hours, we made 110 ~ YES...110 pillowcases! Rewarding, to say the least! Thank you ladies for all your hard work!