Look What's Coming Up!

Making pillowcases is so much fun
Friday, August 22 is the GIANT blog hop for American Patchwork and Quilting to help reach their goal of 1,000,000 (that's one million) pillowcases for charity. I have partnered with Benartex and I have some fabulous fabrics to work with. I'll be making one for a boy and one for a girl. And I may even have a fabric giveaway . . .

Make sure you come back for an EASY tutorial on how to make these without any raw edges inside. I include a link to the APQ site for the pattern along with a few dozen others! See you on Friday, right?

The Star Spangled Banner USA stamp
The week preceding the 200th anniversary (September 14) of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Frances Scot Key, I will have lots of fun things to share. Windham Fabrics has donated some fabric bundles and I have other Americana, patriotic fabrics that you will love!

Giveaways are specifically for Americans (the giveaways will only be shipped stateside, sorry), but I will have several FREE pattern downloads available to everyone and a lot of historic information. The War of 1812 was not pretty, but the Battle of Ft. McHenry was a deciding factor in us winning the war (as in: leave us alone; we'll rule ourselves, thank you very much!)

I have a special giveaway from the famous author and speaker Jane Hampton Cook. Her latest book, "America's Star Spangled Story" is awesome and she is giving one away to a lucky visitor that week.

Stay tuned. Invite your friends. I hope to have something every day between September 7-14!


  1. Those pillowcases are so pretty. I'm sure they will meet their goal.

  2. Great pillowcases.
    Pillowcases like these were some of the first sewing projects I taught my granddaughter. She had a great time choosing coordinating fabrics for them!

  3. I recently made 3 boy/teen pillowcases and need to donate somewhere. I have plenty of fabric to make some for a senior center too.

    Plus I was planning to teach my granddaughter and niece how to sew working on pillowcases. Looking forward to the fun.


  4. I love the fabric in your pillowcase...too cute!

  5. I'm so excited to see what you have planned for the anthem's bicentennial. I LOVE that song - the nail-biting hope I always imagine him feeling through that night touches me, and I think so many must have felt those moments in the last 3 centuries. Thanks for the alert so I can be ready!


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