Monday, September 9, 2013

The Painted Turtle Camp

A couple of years ago, the American Sewing Guild chose The Painted Turtle Camp for our national project. ASG members across the U.S. made 4,241 turtle pillows to be given to the seriously ill children who attend the camp. The original post can be found here. A few months ago, a wildfire damaged the camp and it had to be closed for the summer. It is in the process of making repairs and is in need of more turtle pillows. I pulled out my pattern, searched through my fabric stash and got busy sewing more turtle pillows for the campers. I love it when I have exactly what I need. I get to destash and help out a worthwhile cause.

turtle pillow

The face is embroidered so that the pillows will be safe for the little campers. The pillows will be stuffed later by the camp as they are needed.

turtle pillow

By the way, did you know that September is National Sewing Month? What are you sewing to celebrate?


  1. I love the turtles you made. Where can I get the pattern so I can donate some turtles for this summer's camp?

    1. My American Sewing Guild group made the turtles a few years ago as our national charity project and the pattern was provided to us. Check the website, for more information.


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