Friday, July 6, 2012

Coats & Clark Charity Event

One thing I know for sure. Women who sew are the most giving, generous, loving people IN THE WORLD. You proved that -- once again -- at last year's Sew Expo -- by delivering 4,480 pillowcases for the children of Mary Bridge...
Our first year, you made 2500 pillowcases and we were blown away.  Year Two?  4,480.  OMG

I made it MY MISSION to visit Mary Bridge Childrens Hospsital in May when I went to Puyallup for the 2013 planning meeting. It was a beautiful spring day -- and I started off at the Tree House -- where the childrens' families can stay...

I was delighted to see a child's artwork quilt on the wall...

There is a beautiful playground right across the street...



When your patients are children, you try to handle their transport in different, less scarry ways...

The poles on either side of the carts are for the IV's...

Even the waiting rooms have a whimsical nature theme.

And -- in every room -- there was a handmade pillowcase....

Along with the Mary Bridge zebra!! 


Everywhere I went that day -- in the hospital and at Treehouse -- I was greeted with hugs from nurses and volunteers who all said the same thing, "THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PILLOWCASES....they mean so much to the children."
Of course, I didn't take any pictures of the children that morning. But I looked into many rooms where a child was sleeping on one of our pillowcases. I passed children in the hall, scooting along in a wagon or on a cart -- clutching their pillowcases...


YES...YOU ROCK. And we're working on the 2013 Charity Event EVEN AS WE SPEAK. You know we try to do SOMETHING DIFFERENT every now and then -- and the 2013 Coats & Clark Charity event will be VERY, VERY DIFFERENT. But the one thing that will not change will be the Pillowcase Patrol...

Thanks again, Coats & Clark, for being such a wonderful sponsor. The fact that you delivered a spool of thread to every single woman who made pillowcases, then hosted our sewing/mentoring style show -- AND gave away a grand prize.
2012 was a great year. We want to make 2013 EVEN BETTER!!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Rita, So nice to see pics of Treehouse and Mary Bridge.

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