As part of Etsy’s latest call to action, a group of us met up at the Dry Goods Shop in West Asheville to sew some pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer. Thanks to everyone who came out and stitched for a cause. Look what we made!

(TOP L-R: The Dry Goods Shop, Jean of the Dry Goods Shop and Rockpile Bindery, Craft Your Life editor Kathleen, Neelearts editor Valerie; BOTTOM L-R: Kim, Marin & Daphne, event co-organizer Erynne, ConKerr Cancer liaison Lindy with a friend)

We were armed with a box of goodies from All People Quilt (including pre-cut fabric for ready-to-sew pillowcases!), a copy of Craft Hope (did you know that project 9 is sewing pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer too?), and were fueled by some delicious chips and salsa from Neo Burrito, courtesy of Daphne’s husband, Ed. (Thanks, Ed! We thoroughly enjoyed it!) As a special treat, Lindy, the local ConKerr Cancer liaison, drove an hour and a half to visit with us and shared some of her stories about delivering these special pillowcases to the kids at Mission Hospital.

Here’s a closeup of some of the pillowcases draped over the Dry Goods Shop couch. Would you believe they’ve got a community lounge, workspace, library, and swap shelves? They also offer classes and feature some of the best handmade items in all of Asheville. I love this place!

To see more photos of the event, visit our Flickr page.

Special thanks to Leigh Anne and Jean of the Dry Goods Shop for so kindly sharing their beautiful space with us. I can’t wait to come back and craft there again!


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6 Responses

    So sorry to miss it — next one for sure! And I can't wait to check out The Dry Goods Shop. Fabulous Tina Givens pillowcase, Valerie. Thanks for the fun recap, Kathleen. Know all those beautiful pillowcases will mean so much to the kids who receive them.

      Kathleen says:

      Hi, Paige!

      Maybe I'll see you at one of the DGS's classes — I'd like to take an intro sewing class, and Leigh Anne plans on teaching an alterations class that sounds really fun and will help me hem, nip, and tuck some of my favorite thrift store finds that just don't fit right.

      Good to hear from you!


      Valerie says:

      You should see the Jay McCarroll one I made, too! It was fun and for a very worthy cause.

    Sewingsmiles says:

    Thanks so much, Ladies! You did a WONDERFUL job and will put smiles on the faces of sweet children! It was great to meet you all and I look forward to sewing with you again!
    Lindy Blanton
    ConKerr Cancer Coordinator

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