1 Million Pillowcase Challenge

Ok, go!  Come on, 1 million...you can do it!

Maybe asking you to make 1 million pillowcases by yourself is a little too much, but how about adding yours to pillowcases collecting them from all over the country?  American Patchwork and Quilting magazine is sponsoring a year-long event that I can get behind.  It's called the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.  Since you learned how to make a pillowcase yesterday, you can participate too!  They are encouraging crafters to make and donate pillowcases to charity and are aiming for the million mark by the end of 2010.

One Million Pillowcase Challenge

There are several places that collect and donate quilts and blankets.  I've donated a few to Project Linus in the past.  But I can't make them fast enough to feel like I'm actually doing any good.  Pillowcases are another story.  I love making these, they take relatively few supplies and are quick to produce.  Since you learned how to make them yesterday, you can participate too!

There is nowhere very close to me listed that is collecting donations, but I have no doubt I'll be able to find somewhere that can use them.   If you want to make a few to donate, I'd be happy to find a home for them.   Even one or two would make one or two people a little happier.  Just get in touch with me and let me know you're interested.

My personal goal is 50 before the end of the year.  After raiding my fabric shelf, I put together enough fabric to make 25 or 30 without even leaving home.  I'm sure there are support groups for people with my fabric-collecting problem.  Of course, if I use it all up making pillowcases no one has to know.