500,000 Pillowcases

With your help, American Patchwork & Quilting magazine has reached the halfway point of the One Million Pillowcase Challenge!  More than 500,000 pillowcases have been created and donated to local charities since the challenge’s inception in 2010.

“We are halfway to our goal and couldn’t be more thrilled!” says Jennifer Keltner, executive
editor of American Patchwork & Quilting. “Thanks a half million to everyone that has helped us
reach this milestone. Because of the generosity of quilters and sewers around the nation, 500,000
people in need have received a pillowcase to give them hope, encouragement, or comfort. But we
still have more work to do. We’re not stopping until we reach our goal of one million

To find out how you can help, visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/millionpillowcases.


Susan said...

It's such a worthwhile project. Our sewing group at church has made a bunch. The last batch we delivered went to a women's shelter. One of the women cried, saying it was the prettiest gift anyone had ever given her. When we took a batch to the family homeless shelter, we could not have caused more excitement than Santa pulling up with a full complement of reindeer. We buy discount pillows and fill the cases so its a complete gift.

KaHolly said...

Congratulations!! That's nothing to sneeze at!! I try to match my pillowcase fabric to a children's book and give them as a set.

I am Just One Mom said...

Count me in for another 5 from me and I will host a pillowcase party.