Tuesday, February 02, 2010

American Patchwork & Quilting "One Million Pillow Case Challenge"

Calling all sewers.....

American Patchwork & Quilting magazine has invited quilters from across the nation to sew "Pillow Cases for Charity." It's their ONE MILLION PILLOW CASE CHALLENGE! APQ wants to see one million pillow cases donated to charity in 2010. Quilts shops around the nation are collecting pillow cases from their customers and will be donating them to charity.

At Little Quilts, we have selected the YMCA of Northwest Georgia's Sheltering Hands Battered Women's Shelter AND The Fisher House: a "home away from home" for families of injured military personnel being hospitalized.

A handmade pillow case can bring comfort and hope to a wounded soldier in the hospital or their family at the Fisher House... it can also comfort a brave woman and her child as they seek shelter from an abusive relationship.

How can you help?

1. Sew a pillow case and send it to Little Quits 1450-C Roswell Rd. Marietta, GA 30062.
2. Come to the store and purchase a pillow case kit for one of our sewers to make the pillow case.
3. Come to the store on Thursday, February 11th from 10am-8pm for our PILLOW CASE SEW-IN.  We'll provide snacks and refreshments. All you need to bring is your sewing machine, fabric from home if you like, or purchase one of our pre-made pillow case kits at the store. Let's see how many pillow cases we can make to send to these wonderful and deserving charities!

We are collecting pillow cases for men, women and children so please be as creative as you like when selecting your fabrics and making your pillow cases.

Don't know how to sew a pillow case? Don't worry, we have a free pattern. Pillowcases are so quick and easy. To receive the free pattern, EMAIL THE STORE and put "Pillow Case Pattern Please" in the subject line. We'll email you the pattern!

Let's help APQ reach their goal of 1 Million Pillow Cases in 2010!


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