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Des Moines Sewathon Details

Join American Patchwork & Quilting as we sew pillowcases for 24 hours! All supplies are provided, just come and sew. You can sew for as long as you would like. Light refreshments will be served. 

 

When: Friday, September 19th at 3:00 p.m. to Saturday, September 20th at 3:00 p.m.

Where: Meredith Corporation

 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA

What to Bring: Just yourself (and some friends)! All fabric, supplies and sewing machines will be provided.

Cost: FREE! All supplies are provided free, you provide your time. Pillowcases will be donated to local Des Moines charities.

Experience Needed: None! Our staff and volunteers will walk you through the steps to make a pillowcase using the roll-it-up method. You'll be a pro in no time. 

Ages: All ages welcome. Children as young as four can get in on the fun (with a little help from parents/staff)!

Directions:

Entrance to parking ramp is off 17th and Locust. Go straight at the light on 17th and Locust and follow drive to the left. Press the button at the parking gate to be buzzed in. You may park on any level. Follow the signs down to the entrance of the event. 

Click here for a map. 


Want to bring your group or volunteer to staff a sewing station? See below.

Volunteer Info: Share your love of sewing by teaching attendees to sew a pillowcase. Volunteers are needed to staff a variety of stations. Training will be provided at start of shift, but prior experience with sewing machines is extremely helpful. Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt. Sign up for two-hour shifts here.

Group Info: We welcome groups and organizations to come in and sew together. We recommend signing up for a time for groups of 10 or more so we can be staffed appropriately and cut down on wait times. Click here to sign up!

Questions: Email millionpillowcases@meredith.com with any questions you have about the event.

 

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