American Patchwork & Quilting's One Million Pillowcase Challenge has passed the halfway mark!
Stop and think about that for a second--more than 500,000 pillowcases have been stitched and donated to charity through this initiative. That's impressive.
During the month of July, AP&Q is holding a contest on Pinterest. They've picked 20 of their favorite pillowcases and pinned them. The pillowcase with the most repins at the end of the month will be declared the winner and featured in a special hop. We are proud to be a sponsor of the Pillowcase Challenge, and we'll be participating in the hop in August.
How can you be part of this? Head over to their Pinterest page and repin your favorite pillowcase.
(And keep reading below to be part of our contest here!)
By the way, did we mention that TWO of our pillowcases made it into the top 20? That's right! We wouldn't want to sway your vote or anything, but we did want to show them off:
Calypso by Ro Gregg
Lady in Red by Ro Gregg
We'd also encourage you to make a pillowcase (or more!) to donate. It's a quick and easy project, and you can make a difference for someone in your own community. You can find a huge variety of pillowcase patterns (including for all the pillowcases you see on this blog page) here.
In the meantime, we're holding our own contest right here, just for fun. Below you'll see all of our pillowcase samples from the Pillowcase Challenge from 2012 and 2013 (photos courtesy of American Patchwork & Quilting). Which one do you like best? And why? Leave us a comment letting us know!
|Log cabin pattern using Marblehead|
|Uneven hourglass pattern using Fall Tapestry|
|Churn dash pattern using Garden Whimsy|
|Cottage in the forest applique pattern using Garden Whimsy|
|Crazy rail fence pattern using Pretty in Pink|
|Snowball pattern using Marblehead Pleasing Pastels|
|Precut strips pattern using Focus|
|Train pattern using Calypso Frogs|
|Chevron band pattern using Tribal Council|
|Spools pattern using Lady in Red|
|X block band pattern using Flutter|
|Bubbles applique pattern featuring Calypso|
|Rick rack pattern using Cambridge Flannel|