Saturday, June 23, 2012

1 Million Pillowcase Challenge

Make a pillowcase. Make a difference.

You can turn your love of quilting and sewing into messages of comfort, hope and love – for a foster child, a cancer patient, victims of domestic violence, and others. Every pillowcase can make a difference in your local community.

The American Patchwork & Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge is continuing through 2012 – and they need your help to reach their goal of providing 1,000,000 pillowcases to people who need to know someone cares.

The need is great. Our compassion as quilters is greater. So far, nearly 400,000 pillowcases have been recorded on their website. But they’re not done yet!

Pillowcases are a quick and easy project (and a great way to use up your stash). Even if you’ve never sewn before, you can make a pillowcase. The challenge website has free patterns and a how-to video to make it even easier!

To find a participating shop, check the counter, download free patterns and watch a how-to
video, visit the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge website:

This is a super neat idea for shelters...we have a children's shelter and a battered women's shelter in our area. How neat would it be to arrive at one of those places and have your very own pillowcase. I know at the children's shelter those babies often arrive in the middle of the night with only the clothes on their backs. I wanted to share this pillowcase challenge with you and also the website. The site has lots of information for anyone who quilts or wants to learn to quilt. 

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