MIDDLETOWN, NJ – “Project Pillowcase” has created thousands of colorful, cheerful hand-made pillowcases to brighten the hospital rooms of sick children. Pillowcases are made with love by members of the Rebeccas Reel Quilters of Poricy Park at monthly “Pillowcase Sews.”
George Putykewycz of Boy Scout Troop 32, River Plaza NJ, has committed himself to helping “Project Pillowcase” serve more children. As his Boy Scout “Life Project,” Putykewycz raised $330 and purchased fabrics for Rebecca’s Reel Quilters to sew into pillowcases. He selected 23 different fabric designs and packaging for 700 pillowcases. Pillowcases are distributed at The Children’s Hospital, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, K. Hovannian Children’s Hospital, Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune and Joseph S. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack.
The Project Pillowcases team will be sewing the fabrics Scout Putykewycz donated into comforting pillowcases during the “Color My World Quilt Show” on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 from 10 am to 4 pm at Poricy Park. In addition to the “Project Pillowcase” demonstration, visitors will see 170 handcrafted quilts displayed in four buildings, including the historic Murray Farmhouse and Barn. The ‘Color My World’ Quilt Show also offers refreshments, specialty vendors, and the opportunity to see and purchase chances to win the 2012 raffle quilt. Admission is $5.00 with children under 8 free. Poricy Park is located at 345 Oak Hill Road in Middletown. For more information, visit the Rebecca’s Reel Quilters at http://www.rebeccasreel.org/