Have you heard about the One Million Pillowcase Challenge sponsored by American Patchwork & Quilting? It’s a fun way to sew & help others all in one project. All the details on how you can participate can be found at their website here.
I am so excited to be participating in the challenge & blog tour following some of your favorite designers as they create pillowcases for their favorite charities!
When I was asked to participate, I knew I wanted to make two pillowcases and where I wanted to donate them.
A few years ago I met the inspiring Terry Grahl, founder of Enchanted Makeovers. I was fortunate to see Terry’s wonderful organization, first hand a when I helped out at her Recipes of Hope event in Kansas City. Actually, I love the group so much, I’m now a board member! So many women and children are driven to homeless & rescue shelters and Enchanted Makeovers has taken on the challenge of transforming the modest environments into places that inspire behavioral and psychological change that helps to build and encourage women to rebuild their lives.
With the help of creative women, Enchanted Makeovers has transformed shelters into environments that are rich with color, warmth and cheerful décor, giving residents solace and hope by returning a small bit of beauty back into their world. To find out more about this organization, visit their website – www.enchantedmakeovers.org.
The first pillowcase is focused on Halloween, a playful holiday that all children enjoy. I used fabric from my vintage inspired Halloween collection, Halloween Masquerade, using the fun vintage imagery from the 1920’s-1930’s.
The second pillowcase uses fabric from my Patchwork Pals collection inspired by the illustrations of Fern Bissel Peat books that brought fun to children in the early 1920’s.
Both collections are perfect for children. To visit the entire collections, visit www.redrooster.com.
Here is a link to the two FREE pdf patterns I used to create our pillowcases:
PLUS Indygo Junction offers many of our own pillowcase patterns you could use also. Browse our pillows by clicking here.
What joy a woman or child will have when they can pick out their own pillowcase, use it at the shelter and take it with them when they are able to leave.
Enjoy the blog tour and I encourage you to create a pillowcase & find an organization that will adore them. Sewing is an activity that not only brings joy to the sewer but also to the receiver of the handmade items. This is such a quick & easy way to make a difference in someone’s life. Thanks so much, Amy B.
PS. Be sure to stop by each of the September Blog Stops below!!
1. Welcome from American Patchwork & Quilting
2. Rashida Coleman-Hale
3. Olivia and Alayna’s Pillowcase Project
4. Morgan’s Smile Factory
5. Pat Sloan
7. Betsy Chutchian
8. Vanessa Christenson
9. Andover Fabrics
10. Laurie Simpson
11. Oak Hill, Ohio
12. Robert Kaufman Fabrics
13. Pam Buda
14. Indygo Junction – YOU ARE HERE!!
16. Katie Hennagir
17. Anni Downs
18. FreeSpirit Fabrics
19. American Patchwork & Quilting Staff
20. Patty Young
21. Moda Fabrics
22. Monica Solorio-Snow
23. Moda Bake Shop
24. Andover Fabrics
25. Roseann Kermes from Rosebud’s Cottage
26. Ann Kelle for Shannon Fabrics
27. Therm O Web
28. Edyta Sitar
30. Cherri House