Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pillowcases for the holidays

Today, Giving Tuesday, seems like the perfect day for a post on pillowcases. 
Giving Tuesday was started five years ago to turn the post-Thanksgiving focus to giving rather than just focusing on gifts for the holidays. According to a USA Today article, "Giving Tuesday is the brainchild of New York City cultural center 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation. The official Giving Tuesday organization describes the post-Cyber Monday event this way: 'Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. … #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.'"

As you work on your holiday to-do list, consider adding a pillowcase or two. 
You can make pillowcases to donate as part of American Patchwork & Quilting's One Million Pillowcase Challenge as they push toward the 1,000,000 goal (the number of pillowcases donated is currently 702,800+). They also do make great gift ideas, and what's better than a homemade gift? AllPeopleQuilt has 60+ different patterns to choose from!

We have two new designs from AllPeopleQuilt to share with you, shown in some of our newest fabric collections:
Pattern #60: Argyle
featuring Ro Gregg's Valor collection

Photo from AllPeopleQuilt.com; find the pattern here

Pattern #61: The Pillowcase Dress

featuring Barbara Eikmeier's Vintage 30s Ruby's Treasures collection
Photo from AllPeopleQuilt.com; find the pattern here

Learn more about the One Million Pillowcase Challenge here.

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful way of giving! I have made several pillowcases for the Million Pillowcase Challenge, yet have not in some time. Thank you for this nice post and reminders to give.