The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

ConKerr Cancer - A Case for Smiles

Cindy Kerr started making pillowcases for her son Ryan when he was in chemotherapy. It always brought a smile when she pulled out a new pillowcase before each treatment. She then started making them for other kids. They have become so popular that she can no longer keep up - ConKerr Cancer, A Case For Smiles was born. 

My sewing group, The Golden Girls, have been making pillowcases for children with cancer or a life changing illness. We started with a $100 donation of novelty fabric and each case we make we add some money back into the fund to repurchase fabric or donate fabric from our own stash. We use the "Hot Dog" or "Burrito" method and we sew the narrow band into the top so that it does not stick out.

Our area coordinator picks up the cases and washes and packages them for delivery to the local hospitals.

We have made and delivered over 150 pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer over the past two years.

In the pictures, the bands of the cases are what you see but the body of these cases are very happy and bright.  What are you doing in your area for those who need our help?

Sending you joy in your journey from Judy C

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