BERNINA DEALER LOOKIN FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SEW PILLOWCASES FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS ON MARCH 9
Quilting Possibilities in Forked River, N.J., will donate the pillowcases to the international organization ConKerr Cancer
BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Quilting Possibilities, a BERNINA Dealer in Forked River, N.J., is seeking volunteers to participate in its next quarterly Pillowcase Sew-In on Saturday, March 9 to benefit local children’s hospitals. The event will take place at Quilting Possibilities, 918 Lacey Road, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All completed pillowcases will be donated to ConKerr Cancer, an international organization dedicated to providing sick children with cheerful pillowcases to brighten their hospital rooms.
More than 2,300 pillowcases have been donated through Quilting Possibilities in the last two years, and the Dealer expects that the March 9 Sew-In will produce 80 to 100 more using fabric donated by customers and the store. Quilting Possibilities began hosting Pillowcase Sew-Ins in response to American Patchwork & Quilting’s Million Pillowcase Challenge. The magazine asked quilters, sewers and crafters to help create and donate 1 million pillowcases to charities throughout America. For more information about the Million Pillowcase Challenge, which BERNINA sponsors, please visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/index.html.
ConKerr Cancer has delivered more than 600,000 pillowcases during the last six years to 250 hospitals throughout the country. In addition, ConKerr volunteers visit hospitals to sew with the children, breaking up the monotony of long, frightening hospital stays. For more information about ConKerr Cancer, please visit www.conkerrcancer.org.
Quilting Possibilities is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents. At 3,000-square-feet, it is one of New Jersey’s premier quilting shops, providing a place where people can come to learn, share ideas and be inspired. Quilting Possibilities offers a variety of specialty sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information about the Dealer, please visit www.quiltingpossibilities.net.
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 450 fully trained independent dealerships. In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry. To learn more and to find a dealer, visit bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.