The staff of American Patchwork & Quilting share a special announcement about the One Million Pillowcase Challenge!

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Jody Sanders: I'm Jody Sanders, editor of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Ten years ago, we had kind of this crazy idea. We wanted to know if our readers would make one million pillowcases that then would be donated to their local charity of choice. Well, we watched each year as the numbers grew and grew and I'm so excited today to tell you we have reached our goal of one million pillowcases! Now, we want to thank all of those that have participated! You might have been an individual or a quilt group or guild. You might have been part of a church group that participated or maybe you were a shop that hosted a sew-in. Maybe you were one of our industry partners that helped provide materials. We are so thankful for all of the support that we've had over the past 10 years. And we just want to say, Thank you SEW much!

Elizabeth Stumbo: Thank you for helping to make a difference!

Alison Gamm: We appreciate all of your hard work!

Diane Tomlinson: We'd like to send you our heartfelt thanks.

Doris Brunnette: Thanks a million!

Lindsay Mayland: Thank you so much!

Joanna Burgarino: You all are incredible!

Bethany Peterson: Because of your hard work and dedication to the cause, more than one million people in need have received a handmade pillowcase. Now the recipients might have been a child in the hospital or someone in a nursing home. It could have been a person in a homeless or domestic violence shelter. It could have been a veteran, a child in foster care, or many, many others. We've heard so many stories from people who have received pillowcases and we know that each pillowcase provides a little bit of comfort and a smile, just knowing someone cares. The quilting community really came together to make this happen. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our fabulous fans who made pillowcases and helped us reach this incredible goal of one million pillowcases donated to charities.