"COMFORT THEY CAN HUG"
713,357 PILLOWCASES and counting. . .
Have you heard about the
1 Million Pillowcase Challenge hosted by American Patchwork & Quilting?
It means so much to a child who is sick or in need. . .Cuddling up with his or her personal pillow has brought comfort to thousands of children already. . .
I first heard about this pillowcase project on Sewing With Nancy a couple of years ago. . .and have enjoyed following the movement ever since. . .I have been inspired and proud to be a part of it. . .Most of all, I love the smiles that break out on recipients faces. . .It makes every hour sewing worthwhile. . .
The pillowcases are quick and easy to make. . .Mixing and matching the fabrics is part of the fun. . .Make each pillowcase the same or no two alike. . .Use your creative sewing skills. . .maybe one of your favorite patchwork patterns for the band. . .You are only limited by your imagination.
Choose your own charity for the donation. . .or you may participate through the numerous stores sponsoring their own choice of charities. . .The only thing asked of you is that you record your pillowcases on the One Million Pillowcase Challenge website. . .
Make a Pillowcase. Make a Difference.
Here's how you can help:
1. Find a participating shop (or pick a charity of your own)
2. Make a case (or several!)3. Be sure your donation counts! Update our online pillowcase counter
by logging in here and adding your number,
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll add your number to our tally!
For more information, visit:
ONE MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE
You'll find FREE PATTERNS for at least 40 different pillowcases at their website. . .or make up your own. . .The website is packed with TUTORIALS, VIDEOS, and PHOTOS for inspiration. . .TEACHING MATERIALS for kids who want to participate can be found there, too.
Come on. . .Send your LOVE. . .Make someone SMILE. . .and
I GUARANTEE it will make you SMILE, too. . .