Friday, September 3, 2010

Craft Hope....Pillowcase Project.

Today I started sewing my pillowcases for Craft Hope project #9.  Craft Hope is a love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those who need them. It is their hope to combine their love for crafting and desire to help others into projects that make a difference around the world.  In support of pediatric cancer month Craft Hope is teaming up with ConKerr Caner to make pillowcases for terminally ill children. ConKerr Cancer was established two years ago to put smiles upon the faces of terminally ill children in the hospital. They provide bright and cheery handmade pillowcases for these children. They have succeeded in delivering 225,000 pillowcases up to this date. They have a goal of providing a beautiful pillowcase for every seriously ill child in North America by 2012.  Here is the pattern ConKerr Cancer provides for making the pillowcase. Please feel free to use whatever pattern you’d like, but make it for a standard size pillow. This page provides a regional directory of hospitals and coordinators for ConKerr.   Please direct questions and mail pillowcases to the coordinator in your area. Please do not mail the pillowcases directly to the hospital.   The deadline for this project is September 15th. So get to sewing and spread the seeds of hope one stitch at a time.