The Pillowcase Queens!!

June 17, 2010

The activity at the last meeting of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild was making pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer and the 1,000,000 pillowcase challenge. And wow, did we ever make pillowcases!!

Jennie and Ebony de-stashed fabric and were happy to donate a total of 95 pillowcase kits for the cause. Several other members contributed fabric too, and we had a real fun pillowcase making party!

First up, Vicki showed us all how to make pillowcases using the “hot dog” method. It’s really cool because all the seams end up completely enclosed- no fraying or need to serge!


Then, we really got rolling!! Some ladies rolled and pinned pillowcases, some ladies worked the irons, some ladies turned the pillowcases, and some ladies (like Michele above) worked their sewing machines to the max!

End result?

73 pillowcases! You read that right- 73 pillowcases assembled and ready to go to children and teenagers dealing with cancer or other illnesses.

It was an AMAZING day and we had a lot of fun!!

All photos courtesy of Sue R. 🙂

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna