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Calling Etsy Crafters to the Pillowcase Challenge

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Sarah Ely is 20 years old, loves horses, arcade games and rap music, and lives in Cleveland with her mom and dad. She recently learned how to sew. Her mother, Joyce, decided to start her off on a simple project and Sarah chose to make a present for her friend Kristen Kirton. Like Sarah, Kristen was born with Down’s Syndrome. She bravely battled leukemia from the age of three, and in November 2009 Kristen and her family learned that the disease had returned. Sarah seized the opportunity to send her friend a gift of comfort in the hospital: a handmade pillowcase.

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Left: Sarah at work on her project. Right: Kristen received her surprise at the hospital in February. She passed away in her home on Tuesday, July 20, peacefully.

Sarah’s gift was just one instance of a larger community effort called The One Million Pillowcase Challenge, organized by American Patchwork & Quilting and supported by quilting shops around the country. The idea is to make and donate pillowcases — tangible gifts of comfort, encouragement or inspiration — to others in need. To date, over 120,000 pillowcases have been donated and the challenge will continue through the year, so Etsy members have the chance to make a big impact. (The Quiltsy team has already sent pillowcases to Haiti.) Women’s shelters, homeless shelters, hospital patients, nursing homes or soldiers can all benefit from your participation.

To get started, search for a quilt shop hosting One Million Pillowcase Challenge events in your area. If there isn’t a shop near you participating, don’t worry — you can watch a step-by-step video and download free patterns. Creativity is certainly encouraged if you wish to use an original design. Once your pillowcases are complete, you can refer to a list of suggested charities or find a local organization that inspires you. American Patchwork & Quilting is tallying the total number of pillowcases donated, so be sure to visit their website to enter the number you contributed. You can upload pictures to their gallery as well, and mention your Etsy profile or shop.

Jill Mead of Quilts and More and Lisa Schumacher of AllPeopleQuilt.com will appear in the Virtual Labs on Monday, July 26 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the project, answer your questions and demonstrate a simple technique known as the roll-your-own “burrito” method.

And August 23, our regular Etsy Labs’ Craft Night will be devoted to pillowcase making. We’ll be donating our pillowcases to Housing Works, a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses to sustain these efforts. Housing Works will be providing the supplies we’ll use to make the pillows — donated textiles from their ten thrift shops. The finished pillowcases will be donated back to Housing Works. It’s craftivism, full circle!

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  • artofjane

    artofjane says:

    Wow.

    5 years ago

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague says:

    that's great. very heartwarming. thanks for the article guys.

    5 years ago

  • norajane

    norajane says:

    Love this! This is such a wonderful thing!

    5 years ago

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop says:

    This is so very sweet! Now only if I had a sewing machine...

    5 years ago

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome says:

    What a wonderful idea, and a great help to the community. Can't wait to learn the roll your own burrito method.

    5 years ago

  • martice

    martice says:

    I'm not really a sewer :S But I will try to make time after I'm back!

    5 years ago

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake says:

    This is a touching and wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing and giving us the opportunity to help.

    5 years ago

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig says:

    Wonderful article!! Sarah is a Beautiful young lady inside and out! I am so sorry for her loss. The One million pillowcase challenge Sounds like a great cause I will be seeing what i can do. Thank You! Tammy

    5 years ago

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove says:

    Oh wow. Such a heartwarming idea. Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • imirisi

    imirisi says:

    Sarah is a beautiful young lady. And smart as well. What kind of sewing machine is she using? I do want to say sorry for her loss.

    5 years ago

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie says:

    Wonderful project. Good job Sarah! My son with autism works at a vacuum/ sewing store. 3 days a month they make pillow cases for different charities. He loves being part of it. Keep up the great work Sarah.xo

    5 years ago

  • PACountryCrafts

    PACountryCrafts says:

    Such a great story!

    5 years ago

  • SimplyRiveting

    SimplyRiveting says:

    This is very inspiring.

    5 years ago

  • gumbygirl

    gumbygirl says:

    I didn't know pillow cases could be so beautiful! Just like this story!

    5 years ago

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie says:

    Thank you for sharing this heart-warming story and for giving us the links to follow through with our own donations. Sarah is such an inspiration! :)

    5 years ago

  • aniandrose

    aniandrose says:

    What a great project!!!

    5 years ago

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques says:

    Inspiring story.

    5 years ago

  • NaiyaArtBoutique

    NaiyaArtBoutique says:

    Sarah is an adorable kid!! I wish her success over the disease as well as in her crafts!!

    5 years ago

  • Chandeluse

    Chandeluse says:

    How lovely. It takes a kind heart to give to another. I always think that everyone has more talent, more heart than what shows on the outside.

    5 years ago

  • ZinniaSnipSnap

    ZinniaSnipSnap says:

    What a great opportunity! Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • FromMyAttic

    FromMyAttic says:

    All the best!!!, what a wonderfoul idea.

    5 years ago

  • AsLuckWouldHaveIt

    AsLuckWouldHaveIt says:

    Pulls my heartstrings! Sarah is a brave girl! This is a really fabulous challenge.

    5 years ago

  • mexiricansister

    mexiricansister says:

    What timing!!! I am hosting a pillowcase craft session at Fancy Tiger (see their Etsy store, and thanks again for hosting us)in Denver for www.projectvalentine.org Our pillowcases will all be delivered on Valentine's Day. I loved Sarah & Kristen's story!

    5 years ago

  • elizabethwrenvintage

    elizabethwrenvintage says:

    This is absolutely wonderful. Wow.

    5 years ago

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural says:

    thank you for this, it warmed my heart. very very inspiring.

    5 years ago

  • akcArt

    akcArt says:

    Sad, beautiful, and inspirational all at the same time! Amazing!

    5 years ago

  • Tumus

    Tumus says:

    awww I really like this idea, might give me something to do with all my extra fabric!

    5 years ago

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka says:

    Very inspiring story!

    5 years ago

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage says:

    beautiful, touching story...God bless you Sarah!

    5 years ago

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty says:

    Wonderful idea! Very inspiring!

    5 years ago

  • PaperPicker

    PaperPicker says:

    what a great idea...love the designs at the top of the page.

    5 years ago

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket says:

    What a beautiful & inspirational story!

    5 years ago

  • songsparrow

    songsparrow says:

    What a beautiful, loving idea. Thank you for posting this!

    5 years ago

  • mietteLove

    mietteLove says:

    Wow. My grandmother, also named Sarah Ely, passed away, in her home, peacefully on Tuesday as well. I've never before in my life met or heard of anyone else with this name. This story has made me smile like no other I've read here. Thank you for your inspiration!

    5 years ago

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie says:

    What gorgeous items...Wonderful work!!! XOX

    5 years ago

  • BlessedBeeApothecary

    BlessedBeeApothecary says:

    amazing, gorgeous items and lovely article.

    5 years ago

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet says:

    What a beautiful project!

    5 years ago

  • gertiebea

    gertiebea says:

    Beautiful, inspiring thanks for posting this. God Bless.

    5 years ago

  • Knot2Shabby

    Knot2Shabby says:

    What a thoughtful and loving article!

    5 years ago

  • ZenAndCoffee

    ZenAndCoffee says:

    Beautiful and touching story! I love the idea and thought behind it! Thank you so so very much for sharing this with the etsy community!

    5 years ago

  • MaMagasin

    MaMagasin says:

    Who knew pillow cases could be so pretty! My mum works for a similar charity who make and donate quilts.

    5 years ago

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna says:

    What a great project and such beautiful ladies too! Our hearts go out to Kristen's family, and we think Sarah is amazing. Great article, thanks Etsy.

    5 years ago

  • bushels

    bushels says:

    Awesome I am so there! I'm so excited to make some of these pillow cases! When I was in the hospital after having a baby a girl came in and gave me a nursing pillow that her volunteer group had made for the new moms. It was the simplest design (long stuffed rectangle), but is made my day! I used it the entire time I nursed and then again on the second baby. The fact that it was handmade made with caring thoughts in mind made it an extra special gift that I will have always! Thanks for putting this out there! :)

    5 years ago

  • LuBluDesigns

    LuBluDesigns says:

    What a great cause! Sarah has inspired me. Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • TheFaithBoutique

    TheFaithBoutique says:

    That is a really cool idea! I wonder if anywhere in the UK does something like that, cause I'd definetly be interested in helping, anyone know if they do?

    5 years ago

  • greengirlieusa

    greengirlieusa says:

    This is a wonderful gesture.

    5 years ago

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut says:

    What a special friend Kristen had in Sarah. This is a wonderful story and creative effort to learn about. Thank you for sharing and best wishes to Kristen's family.

    5 years ago

  • Evajune

    Evajune says:

    Wonderful story. Thank you for taking the time to share.

    5 years ago

  • Wishfulness

    Wishfulness says:

    I love this story. It's a really amazing cause!

    5 years ago

  • WoodysFlies

    WoodysFlies says:

    This is a wonderful story!! I am a disabled person as well, and have come to etsy to allow me to feel productive and worthwhile. I know there are others out there with the same situation, and it was wonderful to read this story

    5 years ago

  • WhimbrellasAttic

    WhimbrellasAttic says:

    Thank you for posting the link to the Quiltsy blog about our pillowcase project. The pillowcases are super easy to make and so appreciated when received!

    5 years ago

  • GardenAngels

    GardenAngels says:

    What fun, how nice, as soon as I get back from the lake!! You got it!

    5 years ago

  • yoshibearstudio

    yoshibearstudio says:

    This story gives me the warm fuzzies - very inspiring : ) Too, seeing all those pillows makes me want to have a PILLOW FIGHT!!!

    5 years ago

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden says:

    What A wonderful story! They can definitely count me in! I'm bookmarking the link right now:)

    5 years ago

  • BettyandRoland

    BettyandRoland says:

    What a great project. A big idea that everyone can take part in - fantastic!

    5 years ago

  • LuttrellStudio

    LuttrellStudio says:

    Gorgeous pillowcases and a fabulous, generous effort! I have so much fabric around.....I will dedicate some time to getting a few sewn up!

    5 years ago

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts says:

    Great article and product!

    5 years ago

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr says:

    very cool ideas:)

    5 years ago

  • SavoyFaire

    SavoyFaire says:

    Beautiful pillowcases! We do this with afghans in my area!

    5 years ago

  • FabricFascination

    FabricFascination says:

    Thanks for mentioning that the Quiltsy team has already sent a bunch of pillowcases to Haiti as part of this drive. Lovely article, hope you get lots more donated pillowcases.

    5 years ago

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago says:

    Hi there, I got pillows as well. and would love to be part of this! please feel to reach me and ask. here to help. best, carlos

    5 years ago

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez says:

    Great story....& amazing people making amazing pillows....

    5 years ago

  • TheInspiredNest

    TheInspiredNest says:

    I'll be passing this information along, and am motivated to look into making my own pillow. Sarah and her mom have done a beautiful thing. Thank you, and blessings.

    5 years ago

  • Tobeyscrafts

    Tobeyscrafts says:

    Time to uncover the sewing room and start making pillow cases!!!!!!! I am going to have my daughter help make some. Who would think such a smiple item can have that much impact?? Best wishes to everyone :) Good luck sewing

    5 years ago

  • StylesbyHolly

    StylesbyHolly says:

    This is a wonderful idea and it is inspiring me to learn how to sew so I can donate some myself. Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop says:

    another wonderful project - this story tugs at my heart strings - thank you!

    5 years ago

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane says:

    I need to do that...there are so many worthy causes! I guess everyone just has to find their niche. Thanks for the great article!

    5 years ago

  • QuietStorytellers

    QuietStorytellers says:

    This article exemplifies my favorite etsy trait: kindness.

    5 years ago

  • VintageJamie

    VintageJamie says:

    Thank you for the beautiful story and featuring my pillow case. It's so inspiring. I'll do something for the special needs children like my daughter in my local area. She is mentally and physically handicapped having Cri du chat(Crying cat) syndrome. My view of the world has changed since she was born. :) The world with her is beautiful and amazing! Thank you. Sarah and Kristen, they are so lovely!

    5 years ago

  • CamilleMarie

    CamilleMarie says:

    I must learn how to make pillowcases!!! Great article!

    5 years ago

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses says:

    I extend my deepest, heartfelt condolences to Kristen's family, friends and all who knew & cared about her. Sarah, you have a huge heart and know the true meaning of kindness, compassion & selfless service. And a Clevelander, too! For those who find it more meaningful helping animals, every area's no-kill animal shelter is ever in need of plain pillow cases, fleece blankets and simple cat & dog toys to ease the wait until these dear creatures find loving homes. They don't care if your stitching is wonky.

    5 years ago

  • revolt70

    revolt70 says:

    Lovely ~~.

    5 years ago

  • jillmccp

    jillmccp says:

    The younger generation will do just fine! www.jillmccp.etsy.com

    5 years ago

  • designlab443

    designlab443 says:

    lovely idea, I will check into this more for sure!

    5 years ago

  • ecozuzu

    ecozuzu says:

    ooh I want to buy all these beautiful pillows! :)

    5 years ago

  • McQphotography

    McQphotography says:

    This is beautiful work..

    5 years ago

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns says:

    These are all some very beautiful pillowcase. Such a wide variety of colors and designs.

    5 years ago

  • gypsystrunk

    gypsystrunk says:

    Looking forward to learning more on the virtual lab tomorrow @1:00 pm. Can't wait to donate a few!

    5 years ago

  • PDXfabricdeli

    PDXfabricdeli says:

    Wonderful ....I will join in. Beautiful pillowcases too!

    5 years ago

  • paperpyro

    paperpyro says:

    great story!

    5 years ago

  • maria99maria

    maria99maria says:

    Inspiring!

    5 years ago

  • mysweetstitch

    mysweetstitch says:

    So inspiring! So wonderful!

    5 years ago

  • muchuanlin

    muchuanlin says:

    These are all some very beautiful pillowcase. Such a wide variety of colors and designs.www.magents-fasts.com

    5 years ago

  • muchuanlin

    muchuanlin says:

    www.magnets-fasts.com.Wonderful ....I will join in. Beautiful pillowcases too!

    5 years ago

  • muchuanlin

    muchuanlin says:

    www.magnets-fasts.com I will join in. Beautiful pillowcases too!

    5 years ago

  • irishandmore

    irishandmore says:

    There is a group on JoAnn.com "Reaping what you sew" that has put their members up to donating to this project. I am a member of this group, and so far, have done 12. Many others of the group have set this for their annual goal as well. I think it is a super way to "stash bust" for a good cause. They can be as simple or as complex as you want to make them. Check out the ConKerr cancer site, as well: http://www.conkerrcancer.org/

    5 years ago

  • purplerozelisa

    purplerozelisa says:

    Very inspiring story! Thank you for sharing this. I have many friends that sew, so I am forwarding this on to them. I'm going to make the time to get some pillowcases made, from recycled materials of course!

    5 years ago

  • CustomDogBandanas

    CustomDogBandanas says:

    Those pillowcases are beautiful as is the story. I definitely want to join! I'll ask my quilt shop next time I'm in! What a great cause. :)

    5 years ago

  • thelittlebirdtoldme

    thelittlebirdtoldme says:

    Wonderful!

    5 years ago

  • bunnygoods

    bunnygoods says:

    i simply LOVE the idea of putting creative energy into projects that will benefit others, especially those who can use a little comfort and joy! COUNT ME IN!!!

    5 years ago

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi says:

    Hope I can make it, love housing works and people getting involved for their communities :)

    5 years ago

  • KMRhandwoven

    KMRhandwoven says:

    this is a wonderful and touching story... how a simple, everyday object can touch others.

    5 years ago

  • kmbutterfly

    kmbutterfly says:

    this is so fantastic! I'm blogging it and hoping my friends join in. I know a few people learning to sew and I think a pillowcase is the perfect place to start--and what better reason to get started? http://www.flyingblackbird.wordpress.com

    5 years ago

  • ATasteForVintage

    ATasteForVintage says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. Love and blessings to the Kirton family, so sorry for your loss. Best of luck to Sarah in her new endeavors!

    5 years ago

  • elisawalshdesigns

    elisawalshdesigns says:

    A very touching and sad story. Its a shame anyone has to die so young.

    5 years ago

  • CassiopiasCreations

    CassiopiasCreations says:

    What beautiful pillowcases. The talent and time of such a sweet young lady to bring joy to others is fabulous!

    5 years ago

  • zstilo

    zstilo says:

    Absolutely beautiful pillow cases! Keep up the good work!

    5 years ago

  • aistheta

    aistheta says:

    Thanks for bring this project to light. I love the idea and think I might make a few pillow cases to donate.

    5 years ago

  • PepiRodriguez

    PepiRodriguez says:

    This is very touching. I'm about to start sewing some pillow cases to donate.

    5 years ago

  • mbedesign

    mbedesign says:

    I love the wood idea!

    5 years ago

  • Junienone

    Junienone says:

    I love this! Off to gather more info... (thanks for the article)

    5 years ago

  • elizabethkelly

    elizabethkelly says:

    What a touching story. I never knew pillow cases could be so much fun! I'm looking at the pair on my bed now and thinking how sad they are! I'll treat myself to some new handmade ones. Thanks for a lovely feature.

    5 years ago

  • KnuttinButYarn

    KnuttinButYarn says:

    Awesome organization, and God bless both of these brave young women.

    5 years ago

  • hgoncalves

    hgoncalves says:

    What a wonderful story! It really motovates me to do so much more.

    5 years ago

  • uniqueandnovel

    uniqueandnovel says:

    Thanks for telling the story behind the pillowcases. I too have been making some. My bookstore... Chicklet Books in Princeton, NJ is going to hold a pillowcase event in the shopping center some time in September. Watch my store's website for further info at www.chickletbooks.com

    4 years ago

  • GatheringSplendor

    GatheringSplendor says:

    Thank you for such a moving story. stay brave.

    4 years ago

  • small4all

    small4all says:

    Very cool!

    4 years ago

  • aselka

    aselka says:

    Very heartwarming and inspiring story. I would like to make and donate some pillowcases.

    4 years ago

  • dearbitsy

    dearbitsy says:

    Such a great idea with such humble beginnings!! I'm definetly inspired to get my sewing machine warmed up!

    4 years ago

  • GreyDogDesigns

    GreyDogDesigns says:

    Thank you Etsy, for providing us with such a moving story to inspire us to create for the greater good... Now only if I was a seamstress. I'd love to try though. Bravo.

    4 years ago

  • NagihanDesigns

    NagihanDesigns says:

    This is very inspiring. Thank you ..

    4 years ago

  • ohwowforlips

    ohwowforlips says:

    So inspiring and selfless. Nice to hear about.

    4 years ago

  • ohwowforlips

    ohwowforlips says:

    So wonderful, inspiring and selfless.

    4 years ago

  • TrueImageJewellery

    TrueImageJewellery says:

    Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing this lovely story, it really warmed my heart.

    4 years ago

  • quiltdoodledesigns

    quiltdoodledesigns says:

    A wonderful project!

    4 years ago

  • wingedheartART

    wingedheartART says:

    I didn't think about looking this project up on Etsy...duh. I found out about this via BHG magazine and sent it out to a bunch of sewing/crafty friends. We've been making cases for awhile now. Need to send them in. WOOHOO. Got some cute fabric to make two the other day with owls. Get it? Night owls? hahah Great article, thanks. www.wingedheartart.com

    4 years ago

  • GlassCube

    GlassCube says:

    Wonderful article! This is just so inspiring. I love the idea of putting creativity to use in bettering someone elses life! Great Great Great idea!

    4 years ago

  • TummyEarthFashions

    TummyEarthFashions says:

    Love, Love, LOVE!!! Thank you Etsy for bringing this to our attention. I do not know that I would have otherwise found out about this Challenge. I *will* be making as many pillowcases as possible! Such a wonderful donation! ~TEF

    4 years ago

  • AndisAccessories

    AndisAccessories says:

    Touching story. What a wonderful gift for someone who has to spend time in hospital. Inspiring. :)

    4 years ago

  • AndisAccessories

    AndisAccessories says:

    Not sure if this program is up here in Canada, but what a wonderful idea!

    4 years ago

  • deepfried

    deepfried says:

    Wow. I started embroidering a pillowcase 5 years ago, in an ICU unit as I watched over my sister. I was never able to finish and give it to her.. she died and it still sits in my sewing basket. Not sure that I can complete one now but I'm sure going to try. This is lovely. XO

    4 years ago

  • papersweetsca

    papersweetsca says:

    @AndisAccessories - there's a list of international stores including a bunch in Canada (I was looking for one in Toronto) http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/findashop/international.html I truly love this idea, and can already think of a few designs I'd want to play with; I'd just need to borrow someones sewing machine...

    4 years ago

  • akcopperraven

    akcopperraven says:

    Very inspiring !! Will look into it in my area for sure !!

    4 years ago

  • morgancreations

    morgancreations says:

    Very wonderful story! I'd love to get involved! I'll see what I can do to work on that!

    4 years ago

  • encantodesign

    encantodesign says:

    THanks for the article..ISPIRING

    4 years ago

  • HelensCorner

    HelensCorner says:

    I heard about this project through a friend and I was so moved! I'm inspired to start making some pillowcases myself. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • knofje

    knofje says:

    Oh, that's a lovely project..

    4 years ago

  • galeriaVarte

    galeriaVarte says:

    beautiful, beautiful,beautiful,beautiful,congratulations!

    4 years ago

  • GarageGypsy

    GarageGypsy says:

    This is such a great idea. Your article really touched my heart, thank you. Its inspiring to see how much of an impact an individual can man make on society and in our world :)

    4 years ago

  • DigItDog

    DigItDog says:

    Such a Sweet Article! I wish the best to those girls families!!

    4 years ago

  • MadeMary

    MadeMary says:

    I'm looking forward to contributing -- thanks for publicizing this great idea!

    4 years ago

  • ilovemysoldier03

    ilovemysoldier03 says:

    What a sweet story! If only more people were like that.

    4 years ago

  • yourlifevents

    yourlifevents says:

    Love that this is on Etsy ! We wrote about the "One Million Dollar Pillow Case Challenge on our blog, made pillow cases and told people what quilt shop they could go to in our San Diego area to make and donate one. Great feed back and so easy to do !

    4 years ago

  • kokadots

    kokadots says:

    Very touching....awesome!

    4 years ago

  • LoveYouSo

    LoveYouSo says:

    so inspiring!

    4 years ago

  • ellaminnowpeadesigns

    ellaminnowpeadesigns says:

    This is really wonderful! Nothing like having your very own pillow case as a comfort item. I know that was always listed on things to bring to the hospital when I gave birth to my children. I will be working on a pillow case for this challenge. I'm inspired! Thank you for writing this article ~Ella Minnow Pea Boutique

    4 years ago

  • AlaCreations

    AlaCreations says:

    wonderfully inspiring

    4 years ago

  • Jodaycraf

    Jodaycraf says:

    These are gorgeous. Wish I were handy at sewing. I'll have to check on others I know who sew pillowcases.

    4 years ago

  • EyeShutterToThink

    EyeShutterToThink says:

    So beautiful - I adore the teal pillowcase in the center.

    4 years ago

  • GreatestJoyDesigns

    GreatestJoyDesigns says:

    Our Quilt Guild did pillowcases this year and what a blessings to see so many others doing the same, Great work all.

    4 years ago

  • susissatchels

    susissatchels says:

    What a wonderful project for sewers of all skill levels!

    4 years ago

  • vintagekraze

    vintagekraze says:

    what a great idea!! thanks for sharing this article

    4 years ago

  • Cardstashbyvalerie

    Cardstashbyvalerie says:

    Good Job, Sarah. I will have to dust off my sewing machine and help out as I can. Thanks for sharing this special article.

    4 years ago

  • Laurajason

    Laurajason says:

    This is so great! I'm definitely going to give it a go!

    4 years ago

  • greenappleworks

    greenappleworks says:

    Very Touching!! What a wonderful article!!

    4 years ago

  • TheEverlastingPosy

    TheEverlastingPosy says:

    What a great article to read and such lovely colorful pilowcases to see!

    4 years ago

  • wearbyelsy

    wearbyelsy says:

    I'm inspired by your article to dig through my cotton and start making pillowcases!

    4 years ago

  • TwoTinyFeathers

    TwoTinyFeathers says:

    Beautiful story. Wonderful idea!

    4 years ago

  • innamorataitaly

    innamorataitaly says:

    Sarah is adorable. I love this story.

    4 years ago

  • SWEEETLIFE

    SWEEETLIFE says:

    gives the imagination a jolt

    4 years ago

  • MrsCraftyRVing

    MrsCraftyRVing says:

    Wow a lesson we can learn - if everyone did one kind thing a day this world would be so beautiful. And this article just made mine a lot more beautiful... Amen to Sarah she is my hero of the day... And a day is a life time for me!!

    4 years ago

  • BettysBeautyInBeads

    BettysBeautyInBeads says:

    I'm so touched, what a lovely idea. I'd like to be a part of this...

    4 years ago

  • ViewPatricksArt

    ViewPatricksArt says:

    This was a great read, I wish I could sew...

    4 years ago

  • bysharonmarie

    bysharonmarie says:

    what a great idea! i'm going to start spreading the word and making pillow cases right now.

    4 years ago

  • CarefulLittleFeet

    CarefulLittleFeet says:

    That is really cool...love to see people sewing and learning how to sew for something like this!!!

    4 years ago

  • ommat

    ommat says:

    What a beautiful project Sarah is part of, I am so sorry for the lost of your Friend, she is in heaven and happy now, I know she loved your gift, I had a little girl that lost the battle of Brain Cancer and she loved the gifts made by different groups. XOXO

    4 years ago

  • ommat

    ommat says:

    What a beautiful project Sarah is part of, I am so sorry for the lost of your Friend, she is in heaven and happy now, I know she loved your gift, I had a little girl that lost the battle of Brain Cancer and she loved the gifts made by different groups. XOXO

    4 years ago

  • doggonepurrtty

    doggonepurrtty says:

    God Bless You Sarah. You are a true inspiration. Thank you for all you do to add "kindness" in our lives.

    4 years ago

  • EllaNannas

    EllaNannas says:

    I remember when I first learned to sew in the 1960's how sewing a pillow case was special and we even embroidered on them for gifts. Those were white or you could even find the fabric that was bordered especially for the pillow cases. But these cases are magnificent. These are so creative. I think I will start up gift giving again with pillow cases. Will show this to our Hospital guild for their projects too. Thank you so much for this wonderful story.

    4 years ago

  • jhillely

    jhillely says:

    thank you again for writing this story. i just did a blog post about it and all the fun things i purchased from etsy creators for a display in our store.

    4 years ago

  • FrivolousNecessity

    FrivolousNecessity says:

    an amazing story. and it keeps on going - they aren't finished yet! off to make a pillowcase!! :)

    4 years ago