Monday, June 22, 2015

Charity Sew ~ Pillowcases

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!

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  1. Wow, 110 pillowcases?!?!? That is so awesome! It sounds like a lovely time, too. :)

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    1. I know! We were shocked at how many it ended up being. Making these pillowcases was such an nice change, plus they were for a wonderful charity!

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  2. Very nice and kudos to everyone that took their time to put smiles on the children faces.

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    1. It was really so much fun! The rolled pillowcases are so easy and look fabulous!

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  3. That's a lot of pillow cases for a great cause! Did it turn into what happens a charity pillow sewing stays at charity pillow sewing? :)

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    1. LOL…some of us may have gotten crazy, but for the most part we behaved ourself!

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  4. Go team! What an wonderful job you all did!!

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    1. We certainly worked together for this charity sew! They are going to a wonderful cause, and I couldn't be more happy!

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  5. That really looked like a lot of fun!

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    1. We had such a wonderful time, kicked butt on the pillowcases and will make some little ones very happy!

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  6. How wonderful! Looks like everyone had a great time too :)

    -Soma

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    1. It was a really fun time, and doing something for charity is always great too!

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  7. That is really awesome. Great that Riley Blake donated all that fabric too! I'll have to check out that tutorial. Thanks.

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    1. I was blown away with Riley Blake's generosity, and the hard work that each guild member put it too! The pillow cases are really fun and easy, I hope you get a chance to try the tutorial!

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  8. Sewing friends are wonderful! I don't have any here in the small town where I live, so I connect virtually with quilters through my blog and Instagram. It's great to have so many like-minded friends, even if I've never actually met any of them!
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    1. They certainly are! I get to sew once a month with people. Always nice to do! Isn''t it great that there is a way to connect with others?! Thank goodness for Instagram, google, flickr, blogs…and on and on!

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  9. Oh wow! What an accomplishment. That's fantastic, and what a fabulous partner you had in Riley Blake!!!! Looks like it was a great time for a wonderful cause.

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  10. This is so great! I have never done any kind of ‘crafting’ before, but after shortening some curtains at the weekend, I decided to use the spare material to make some pillowcase. Thanks for such clear, simple instructions!

    Gretta Hewson
    Veritable Fishing Lodge Alaska

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