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Saturday, 16 October 2010

PINK Saturday ...

 One Million Pillowcase Challenge:
What is the
One Million Pillowcase Challenge?
American Patchwork & Quilting is challenging us to help reach a goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities. Many charities would benefit from the donation of pillowcases and the challenge gives us the opportunity to donate and make a difference in our community.  do you know someone with breast cancer that would be inspirited by your pink pillowcase creation?  join the challenge and add yours to the count !
How do I participate?
 make a difference by creating pillowcases and donating them locally.
Don’t forget to update the pillowcase counter on the homepage.
Where do I find the pillowcase patterns?
Three new patterns will be added each quarter.

Can I design my own pillowcase?
Yes, creativity is encouraged.
just keep in mind the intended recipient’s age and comfort.

What do I do with my pillowcase when it’s finished?
investigate local charities that inspire you
and consider breast cancer recipients  ...

How do I report how many pillowcases I made?
The official pillowcase counter on the homepage keeps a running total of all the pillowcases donated to date.
Sign up and enter the number of pillowcases you’ve created and donated.

How long does the One Million Pillowcase promotion run?
For the 2010 year
leaving us 2 1/2 months to participate in the challenge! 
Can we do it? 
Are you in?

Please email your questions and contact information to

I own a shop, may I sign up?
You can sign up on retailer section of the site.

When will I receive marketing and promotional materials from American Patchwork & Quilting?
A marketing kit with a press release, media pitch letter, and event ideas is available in the retailer section of their site. you will receive a poster, buttons, counter cards, and window cling in the mail.
i'm including some photos from the APQ site for inspiriting and recognition of work well done!

care to join them ?

I donated to the One Million Pillowcase Challenge. Make a pillowcase, made a difference. Join quilters from around the nation today by making a pillowcase and odonating it to charity. Click here to learn more.

care to join me?

God Bless!

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Donna said...

Hi! Thanks so much for dropping by and for the sweet comment about my banner. I've made many worship banners--it's such a wonderful thing to do. :o)

What a great idea to make pillowcases for charity! If I didn't already have so many sewing projects going on, I'd join you.

Did you enter my Blogiversary Giveaway? I'm letting two winners on Nov.1 pick out a quilt block from my stash and I will send them a hand-quilted toteback with the block on it. I'd love to have you join me. :o)

Donna @ Comin' Home

Marydon said...

G'eve FHC ~ What a wonderful idea. IF I could sew I'd be right in there helping you all.

Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Splenderosa said...

Yes, I'll find a way to do this. I go to the sign up page. Great idea. Fabulous way to help just a little bit. You rock! xx's

Emma Thomsen said...

This is such a great idea, unique pillowcases aren't appreciated in the UK. If I made some for my local charity shops it would end up piled under a bunch of mass produced stuff! Good luck, I hope you all reach your goal! ;)

Kathy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! This is a marvelous project! I love all the generous giving!
Hope you have a very Delightsome day,

Jacalyn @ said...

What a great idea. Now, if I could sew I sure would help out!

Happy PS,

Becky said...

Thanks for posting about this. Happy Pink Saturday!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

This is such a wonderful thing you are doing for people. I wish I had better sewing and quilting skills so I can participate, I just love helping people.

Happy Pink Saturday, hope you're having a wonderful day!

Amy said...

This is a super idea, we have lots of events and crafting donations here in Australia too :-)

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

LoVing all your chat!
i think it's NOT about making the cases only, if you would provide pillowcases to an actual choice of charity, ministry, children's camp, Teen Challenge, cancer centre, personal care home, etc... that's the idea :) just make sure to note your donation on the counter so it counts toward the tally! of course not everyone can sew or create this, but we all can donate even one case somewhere that would be a welcome gift...
you guys are the best! generous hearts is what it's about. i'm not american but i can still participate to a venue here that will value my pillowcases :) BE BLESSED in your CHERRYTEA :)) and THANKS a BIG BOUQUET BUNCH !!

Holly said...

What a wonderful idea!! Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my blog to say "hello".
may blessings abound!

Anonymous said...

Wow what talent HPS

Donnie said...

I'm a day late but wanted to stop by and see your pink lovelies. Happy Pink Saturday. I'm sorry I can't join you at this time.

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