December 31, 2009
Pillow Case Parties
The Venus Sophia Tea Room is my latest favourite place to go for tea or coffee. It is shabby chic , has great food and is totally charming. Look for quilt shows there in the future.
The Cridge Center will be our pillowcase destination.
I talked with quilter and guild member Mimi Davis , coordinator of The Cridge Respitality Program. The program provides parents of a child with a disability an opportunity to pause and be refreshed, providing a complimentary overnight stay for two in a hotel or bed-and-breakfast. Mimi would be thrilled to provide pillow cases to children and parents of the family.
If our pillow case parties are as successful and inspirational as we hope, we would also like to make pillow cases for other residents of The Cridge programs , especially the seniors .
Daphne has heard about a program for sending pillows to our military abroad or at sea, Pillows Abroad , with 5000 being sent to date . I discovered the Heads At Ease project which says it well “A pillow case is something personal,” “It’s a permanent hug, when they lay down I like to think of it as that.” We will focus on Canada day as the day for the cases to reach their destination. I’ll make sure we have lots of Northcott’s great Maple leaf fabric!
Each month Satin Moon will have a Pillow Case Party with a theme.
Daphne and I will do the kick off Sunday January 10 with her new Temari Puzzle design soon to be published in Quick Quilts .
Tuesday February 2 Denise will host a Prairie Point Pillow case Party. Hmm, prairie girls like me will provide hot dishes and baked goods to keep up our strength up while Denise demos continuous prairie points do decorate our pillow cases .
In the works are other fun designer pillow case party days, one for each month
Hot dog lunch provided, while me make pillow cases to send to our troops for Canada Day .
Thursday Jul 15 10pm – 11:30pm I can hardly wait to have parent child or grandparent child day to play with colour crayon transfers.
Tuesday September 7, 10:00-am-2:00pm Denise will do a quick satin stitch applique workshop.
Sat Oct 16 10am – 11:30am Silk pillowcases dying by me or patchwork by Lois .
Tue Nov 2 10am – 2pm flannel pillow case and matching pj bottoms are a must in November
The ideas are just starting…let me know yours!
Guest hosts and specialty groups welcome!
ONLY 8 spots each month-
reserve your days of fun now!
( technique and theme may change -check back for updates )
Sun Mar 14 11am – 2pm 60’s dye and Overdye Pillow Case
Thu Apr 15 10am – 11:30am Texture Magic accent detail
Thu Jul 15 10pm – 11:30pm colour crayon transfers.
Tue Sep 7 10:00am- 11:30 satin stitch applique
Tue Nov 2 10am – 2pm flannel pillow case and matching accessory pj bottoms
Wed Dec 1 10pm – 11:30pm incredible string patchwork