Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sew Much Fun :: The 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge

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.

American Patchwork & Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge - They still need your help! Click here to GET INVOLVED

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 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!
Join me in making pillowcases throughout 2012. My personal goal is 10 pillowcases. I’m going to donate them to Highway 80 Rescue Mission here in Longview, but you can donate your pillowcases to any charity you prefer!

I'm planning on using the new Berenstain Bear fabric from Moda and and donating a Berenstain Bear book with each pillowcase in remembrance of Jan Berenstain. I've never made a pillowcase before, but after watching the tutorials from the challenge website, I'm very confident I can do this and sew can you!

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

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