Today I want to share about the upcoming 24 hour Pillowcase Sew-a-Thon with my good friends at American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine!
Almost from the time I started to work with the magazine, they have done amazing charity projects. And I'm happy to be involved with each and everyone!
The 1 Million Pillowcase project is unique. You make pillowcases to donate to a charity of your choice. then you go to their website and log in how many you donated. Once a year a international Sew-A-Along takes place. Plus many times throughout the year, the magazines "Pillow Squad" takes to the road, sets ups and has people sew sew sew! This one was at the first QuiltCon in Texas that I attended.
I love that they put out a basket, and a counter... so you can see the pillowcase tally add up!
This year the Magazine's staff designed the adorable pillowcase block for my project with Jane, The Splendid Sampler™.
The one of the right was made by Kathy B. It's her 'urban clothesline'.. i love that city in the background!
I'm getting ready to bind my Crossroads quilt that will be auctioned off for charity.. woohoo!! I took a few photos while I was getting things ready the other night and did a little slideshow for my classroom. You can Watch the Slideshow HERE.
I am also going to be 'one of those people' and do some hexies on the road using Helen Stubbings techniques and papers. The papers are SUPER thin, have a fusible on one side and you leave them IN the hexie... i am in love! My travel kit includes the adorable hexie carrier (out of stock right now but will be back!), the moda needlecase, Aurifil 80 wt thread.. (SO GORGEOUS!) and I put it in my personalized by Moda bag!
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