Monday, September 13, 2010

Service Sewing

Saturday's service projects were a lot of fun, and so much was accomplished! Our church sponsored and participated in lots of local projects-I love it when we're part of something as big as a National Day of Service!!

Nan, (who also happens to be the fabulous leader of the quilt group I'm in), was asked to head up a project. A quilt was first suggested, but that seemed a bit daunting given the time frame and the variety of skill and experience levels of the volunteers. But pillowcases fit the bill. Here's our recipe for a great day of sewing service:

Start with a bunch of donated fabric...

Gather lots of sewing machines, cutting tools,and ironing supplies...

And then let the fun begin! Everyone helped- choosing fabrics, cutting, sewing, and ironing.

We set up a makeshift clothesline to display the finished pillowcases...

We had about 25 volunteers for this project, and made 125 pillowcases! They'll be donated to Fisher House, a home near the hospital for families of wounded and hospitalized veterans.

(And the leftover fabric will go to another project that I'll tell you about tomorrow!)  

1 comment:

  1. It just filled my heart to read this post! Thank you. Looks like a very successful service sewing day!