Friday, March 21, 2014

Holiday Smiles Needed!

We recently held a pillowcase drive, and received a wonderful letter from one of the ConKerr Cancer coordinators, Celine.  Hether ended up having a lovely conversation with her on the phone, and was surprised to hear just how many pillowcases they need.  One of the hospitals that this chapter serves has 200 pediatric beds - that's a lot of pillowcases.  She also mentioned to Hether that they are in desperate need of Easter pillowcase, and all of the other holidays as well.  We told Celine that we'd be happy to host another pillowcase drive, and help get some holiday smiles to the hospitals!  To enter, all you have to do is make one Easter-themed pillowcase, and one other holiday pillowcase (any holiday will do, even Easter) per Conkerr Cancer's specifications, and send them to us here at Arrow.  We'll pick one winner to receive our cute and very useful Thread Caddy!

We have listed the complete rules below, please read them over carefully, and if you have any questions, email us at  With your help, we know that we can make lots of smiles for some sick kids!

The Rules (please read carefully):
1.  Make two holiday pillowcases (at least one Easter) following the guidelines posted here on the ConKerr Cancer website:    Remember, these are for kids, so they should be bright and cheery (you may think that rose print fabric is the bomb, but trust us, the kids won't)!

2.  Wash your cases, seal them in a ziploc bag, and mail them to us at:
Arrow Cabinets
PO Box 410
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Please make sure you include your name and return address!  Pillowcases from pet-friendly homes are great, just make sure you bag them immediately after they are washed and dried.
3.  Cases need to be received by Monday, Apr. 14th, 2014 to be eligible.
4.  We will select a random winner from the eligible entries to receive a thread caddy!

If you can swing it, we'd love to get some pictures of you with your finished pillowcases to post on our Facebook page ( this is not a requirement for entering).  Please feel free to share this contest with all of your sewing friends, we'd love to have to rent a truck to deliver these!  
If you'd like more information on ConKerr Cancer, please visit their website at

Friday, March 7, 2014

Get Ready For Shirley!

Thanks to all of you, once again we have reached a milestone on Facebook!  Currently, we have over 15,000 fans, which means it's time for us to give something away!  For this celebration, we'll be giving away one of our cute Shirley sewing cabinets:

(desk only - machine & other accessories not included)

Since we have so many new friends, we want to make sure that everyone understands how the giveaway will work.  In order to be included in the random drawing for the giveaway, you must be registered.  However, you only have to register ONCE.  If you have registered with us since our big "Sewing Suite Giveaway" when we hit 10,000 likes in April of 2013, you don't have to register again.  If you haven't registered with us, you will need to sign up by clicking on the purple "Sign Up for Our Giveaways" block located under our timeline photo on our Facebook page

If you're only able to check-in on a mobile device, visit this link instead:  This will also give you a chance to update your contact info so that we can reach you when you're a winner. 

If you can't remember if you've registered or not, just try to enter your info.  If you have already registered you'll get the following message:  "An entry with this Address/Email has already been recorded".  That means you're all set!  Please note - do not try to register with multiple emails.  As we have done in the past,  duplicate entries will be deleted.  Our giveaways are open to residents of the United States and Canada.*  We'll be drawing a name  this Wednesday, 3/12/14, so make sure you're signed up!  Registration closes at 5 pm Eastern on 3/12/14.  Good luck everyone!

*Due to the prohibitive cost of shipping internationally, registration is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.