There are so many layers of this event that are wonderful...it is a joy for me to write about our Pillowcase Patrol...
And the 2,860 pillowcases we collected last year for the children being treated at Mary Bridge Hospital
We were stunned by that number...and that huge supply of handmade pillowcases lasted for three months....
Barbara was a Sew Expo virgin -- and completely taken by surprise at your generosity and support...
Coats & Clark is a wonderful enthusiastic sponsor of this event -- and this year -- they will be giving a SPECIAL GIFT to the first 200 attendees of the Sunday morning event. To help celebrate their 200th Anniversary!!
AND Coats & Clark also give a spool of thread to everybody who donates a pillowcase --
AND Coats & Clark gives a Goody Bag to every participating rookie.
INSTEAD OF "goody bags" for the audience -- Coats & Clark is bringing a big DOOR PRIZE this year. (yes, I know it's hard to believe -- but we ALWAYS have some attendees who complain about goody bags -- so there won't be any this year.)
AND -- THIS YEAR -- for the first time -- THERE WILL BE TWO SEWING MACHINE DOOR PRIZES as well.
Juki Sewing Machine, a new vendor for 2012 -- has very generously donated THESE TWO MACHINES...which will be given away as door prizes at the Coats & Clark Charity Event.
HZL-27Z – Portable Mechanical Sewing Machine
22 build in stitches
Just under 13 lbs
Great little portable machine
MO-734 4/3/2 thread overlock
Automatic Rolled Hem
Automatic Needle threader (both left and right needles)
So please do plan to come. Sunday Morning -- 10:30 -- on the Expo Runway. You will be helping the children...every dime of your $10 donation goes directly to Mary Bridge. You will be able to pay cash at the door -- but -- if you want to use your credit card -- you can still get your ticket this week....
Simply go to the show website -- and click on the "Mary Bridge page". Here's the beauty part -- you can make your donation (using a credit card) -- and Mary Bridge will send you a receipt -- which you can print -- and it will serve as your ticket to the event!!
AND THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL PILLOWCASES!! YOU ROCK...
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