Saturday, October 4, 2008
24 hr Quilt-A-Thon Update
I would first like to say thank you for all those who came out. We had a great time making pillows.
We completed 291 pillows.
The event started on Friday at 6:00pm and ended Saturday at 6:00pm. Friday night we had a doctor , nurse, reporters, friends and high school students making pillows. If they were not sewing they were either ironing or stuffing. We had a great little assembly line going. By midnight we had completed 152 pillows. I must admit I wish more would have attend between the hours of midnight and 8:00am however I am not complaining I loved the help we received. My family paid a little visit during the middle of night. By looking at the picture I guess you can tell they can be little strange sometimes. JK was home for the weekend from college and of course they had to bring Gretchen. :)
I tried my best to stay up the entire 24 hours. As some of you might know I am what some people would like to call "AR" when it comes to my sewing. It my seams do not match it driving me crazy. Will around 5:30am I made a pillow that kind of look like the leaning Tower of Pisa. Since I was using a serger and did not want to cause any harm to my self I decided that I better take a nappy nap. I did not realize that I would be placed on candid camera.
After a much needed nap I was back up and running. We had more friends show up and back to our assembly line. We only do the 24 hr thing once a year in October, then the rest of the year we meet quarterly. I wish I could say we only needed to meet once a year but at this time I cannot. I am attaching a few pictures from the event.
This is the link to the video of the WTOC interview.
http://www.wtoc.com/global/video/popup/pop_playerLaunch.asp?vt1=v&clipFormat=flv&clipId1=2992447&at1=News&h1=Quilters help raise breast cancer awareness