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.