One Million Pillowcase Challenge 3Q Featured Fabric 2011
Fabric Line: Body: Tan – Solids for MODA; Binding: American Banner Rose by Minick & Simpson -- Available in September 2011.For more information on this fabric, click here!
Fabric Line: Habitat by Jay McCarroll for Free SpiritFor more information on this fabric, click here!
Fabric Line: Girlfriends At Sea by Jody Houghton – Available in September 2011.To see more fabrics from Northcott, click here!
Fabric Line: Body: Krystal; Binding: Nearby FloralTo see more fabrics from Michael Miller, click here!
Fabric Line: Moonlit SonataFor more information on this fabric, click here!
Fabric Line: Mixmasters-Luminescence by Patrick LoseFor more information on this fabric, click here!
Fabric Line: Hometown by SweetwaterFor more information on this fabric, click here!
Fabric Line: Fairlyte Garden by Melissa White for RowanFor more information on this fabric, click here!
Fabric Line: Mums the Word Metallic – Available in September 2011.To see more fabrics from Northcott, click here!
Fabric Line: Body: Hearts & Flowers; Band: Tiny Flowers and Mini Mikes - Tiny GinghamTo see more fabrics from Michael Miller, click here!
Fabric Line: Love Grows by Sharon Holland DesignsFor more information on this fabric, click here!
Fabric Line: Treasures & Tidbits by Piece O' Cake DesignsFor more information on this fabric, click here!
Featured Designer – Art of Possibility Studios
Jazz City for Free Spirit Fabrics
This pillowcase, donated to the 1 Million Pillowcase Project, journeyed its first three stories before reaching its recipient.
First, the "Jazz City" fabric itself is a story: designed from the fine art of a blind man and a deaf woman, both Art of Possibility artists, their creative communion resulted in a stunning 16-piece collection that puts the fun in funky. The artists, whose physical limitations strongly compromise their ability to contribute, are able to share their gifts in the visual arts with quilters and home sewers.
The next story is deeply personal: a story of friendship. When approached to donate a pillowcase, Art of Possibility founder Ketra Oberlander leaped at the idea of sharing. Blind herself, she understands both the marginalization of a physical barrier and the drive to participate. Unable to sew herself, she called a quilter friend. Her friend was quick to accept the offer of a sewing project, despite her own busy life. The handiwork that details this beautiful pillowcase is by Chris Koltermann.
Now, Chris runs a business, has a husband and two kids, sits on the school board, is active in her quilt guild and her kids' enrichment activities (including being a Girl Scout leader and project leader for 4H), and between the time Ketra asked and Chris completed the project, she logged thousands of miles on a family trip and confronted a dramatic, scary family medical emergency. Yet she sewed. And when she got up from the sewing machine, project completed, she wrote the preface for what will be the third story:
"You know, this would be a great 4H and Girl Scouts sewing project for the kids," Chris concluded.
Chris created this basic pillowcase using Jazz City fabric from Free Spirit.
Featured Designer – Mark Cesarik
"This was a great project to be a part of, anytime you get to create something that goes towards a cause like this. I made this pillow with my fabric line Calypso Swing and hopefully it gets good use by someone in the future!"
Mark created a basic pillowcase using his Calypso Swing line for Free Spirit Fabric.