Monday, January 4, 2010

1 Million Pillowcase Challenge

Can you sew a rectangle? Want to have some fun during 2010? Why not join the Make a Pillowcase, Make a Difference project started by America Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.

Local teachers, designers and authors are teaming up with Brenda Stengel of Satin Moon Quilt Shop to make pillowcases monthly throughout 2010. We’ll be working with The Cridge Centre for the Family to provide pillowcases for children, families and seniors. Along the way you’ll learn some fun tips and techniques to broaden your quiltmaking skills.
We are planning a series of monthly events that will have your creative juices flowing! Brenda posted details about the upcoming events on her Blog.

Brenda and I will be hosting the Kick Off Satin Moon PillowCase Party on Sunday, January 10th, from 11 am - 2 pm. The first pillowcase will be my design from my most recent magazine article. Choose your favorite fabrics and join in the fun. Become a pillowcase diva! Call the shop at (250) 383-4023 to register for the party.
Here are the fabric requirements for 2 pillowcases (it's just as easy to mak 2 at a time!):
Main fabric: 1.5 metres
Accent fabric: .15 metre
Border fabric: .5 metre

I know some of you aren't here in the Victoria area - but you can still make a difference in your community. Just check out the interactive map on the main 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge website to see if there is a shop or group in your area. You will also find a link to several pillowcase patterns on the site.

1 comment:

Peggy said...

Daphne - is there a way I can join in the party from afar (I'm in Agassiz)? Will you be posting the classes? I'd like to make some pillowcases - can I send them to you to forward to the Cridge Center?