We had the privilege of sponsoring a charity event at the recent Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup (it’s near Tacoma!) Washington last week. Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital was the benefactor and received the proceeds from ticket sales to our Pro-Am Sewing Exhibition. But all expo attendees had the opportunity to get involved by sewing a pillow case to donate to the hospital and bringing it to the expo.
Over 2300 pillow cases were received!! As you can see in the pictures, the pillow cases were fun and colorful! Some were embroidered, others had a quilt design pieced in the border. They were sewn by sewing guilds, girl scouts, 4-H clubs. The stories people shared were heartwarming. One woman’s mother had recently passed away and she made pillowcases from her fabric stash. Read more stories on the Sewing Expo Blog or the Sewing Expo Facebook page.
Mary Bridge Children’s hospital was presented with a generous check at the end of the show, but the special part of this event is knowing that the pillow cases will comfort many, many children in the future. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed.
About the Author
Lynn is Director of Consumer Services with Coats & Clark.