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Pillowcase Contest for Charity

I am participating in a Pillowcase Contest for charity.  It is being held at Quilters Common in Wakefield, MA.  The pillowcases will go to the Boston Chapter of “Conkerr Cancer” and “Hole in the Wall Gang Camp” for seriously ill children.  To vote you put a quarter, or more, in the box for the pillowcase you like.  The money collected for the votes will go to “Friends Fighting Breast Cancer”.  Also, when submitting a pillowcase for the contest you had to donate a non-perishable food item for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.  So, lots of opportunities to help out!

Here is the pillowcase that I entered into the contest.  I found an embroidery design from Radiant Blossoms II collection by OESD which I modified a bit, and changed the colors to go with the pillowcase fabric.  If I win I will get a $50 gift certificate for Quilters Common.

Please Vote for my pillowcase.  Vote Early and Vote Often! embroidery

Pillow Talk

I wanted to show everyone how I make my pillows. These are two pillows that I made for my sister and my niece who is adopted. The quote on the pillows is very important to her!

The photos give step by step instructions for putting the pillows together. I machine embroidered the quote and trees on 12″ square backgrounds and then added 3″ borders. I made my own pillow inserts for these 18″ pillows. I hope these photos provide sufficient details. Send me a comment of contact me if you have any questions!

I also have made pillows that have a quilted front.  I just layer the front over a piece of batting and backing, then I free motion quilt the layers together.  The back of these pillows is the same as shown here with the fusible interfacing.  My Cardinal Pillow is my favorite!