Pillowcase Factory at Creative Discovery Museum

Can 100 pillowcases be sewn in four hours? That's the goal Chattanooga's Creative Discovery Museum (CDM) hopes to meet during its Pillowcase Factory scheduled for Saturday, May 19. The pillowcases will go to Ryan's Case for Smiles, an organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-changing illnesses. That group will distribute them at a hospital in Nashville.

Kits Assembled

Earlier this week, several ChattMQG members visited CDM to help staff members assemble kits for the Pillowcase Factory.

 SEW FUN! ChattMQG members Denise Ohlman, Sandi Suggs, Ann Hurley and Theresa Kitchell work with Museum Experience Manager Karen Dewhirst to assemble pillowcase kits.

SEW FUN! ChattMQG members Denise Ohlman, Sandi Suggs, Ann Hurley and Theresa Kitchell work with Museum Experience Manager Karen Dewhirst to assemble pillowcase kits.

Each kit features a fun novelty print for the pillowcase body, along with a coordinating cuff and trim piece. 

 One feline-friendly pillowcase kit ready to be sewn.

One feline-friendly pillowcase kit ready to be sewn.

Ann, Denise, Kelly, Sandi and Theresa worked with CDM staff members to cut and press fabric. They also assembled around 150 kits—more than enough for the museum to meet its goal!

Volunteers Needed

The museum is still looking for volunteers to help kids sew the pillowcases. The Factory will be set up at CDM Saturday, May 19 from noon to 4 p.m.

The museum says, "Through the process, children and their caregivers will learn about breaking a large project into smaller steps to accomplish a goal as quickly as possible. There is great value in being a small part of a larger project and feeling like one's contribution is important, no matter how small the task may seem!"

Volunteers will receive a family pack of tickets to the museum, along with free parking and lunch the day of the event. See below for more information, and contact Karen Dewhirst at CDM to participate.

 Image provided by Creative Discovery Museum

Image provided by Creative Discovery Museum