Saturday, February 28, 2015

Make Some Cases, Win A Florie!

Once again, we are sponsoring a pillowcase drive for our friends at Conkerr Cancer!  Conkerr Cancer's mission is to provide provide smiles to children with life changing illnesses and to make them feel special.  They do this by donating bright and cheery pillowcases to hospitals nationally and internationally! 

The recipient of this drive will be the Conkerr Cancer chapter in Milwaukee, WI. To enter, all you have to do is make two pillowcases per Conkerr Cancer's specifications, and send them to us here at Arrow.  A winner will be chosen at random to receive a beautiful green Florie!

(sewing desk only - accessories and machine not included)

Our second prize winner will receive a cute apron!

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 pillowcases 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 307
Delavan, WI 53115
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 Friday, March 27th 2015 to be eligible.

4.  We will select  one random winner from the eligible entries to receive a green Florie, and one random winner will  receive an apron!

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Years Resolution: Learning to Quilt Pt. 1 - Piecing

At the beginning of the year, we shared with all of you some of our sewing New Year's resolutions.  As you may recall, Hether, Jessica and Joy wanted to learn how to quilt.  A few weeks ago, with some help from our own Jo, they started off on their quilting journey!

For their first lesson, they concentrated on piecing.  They each pieced two blocks, which are all now framed and hanging proudly here in the Arrow offices.

Now that they have had some piecing practice, their next project will be pieced and quilted.  They'll be working on this cute beach bag, which can be found in the spring issue of Fresh Quilts.  Isn't it cute?

If you love the project and would like to join us, the spring issue is out now.  You can pick it up at your local quilting/sewing shop, Wal-Mart, CVS, Barnes & Noble, and many other places.  We may even give one away as swag, so keep watching our Facebook page!

And please, feel free to keep us posted on how you're doing with your New Year's resolutions.  We love hearing about them!