Premier global brand lends its popular fabi fabric die-cutting machine to the cause of transforming lives in local communities
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014) –The American Patchwork & Quilting® One Million Pillowcase Challenge is excited to announce that the Sizzix® fabi™ machine has joined the challenge as a 2014 sponsor.
The event, now in its fourth year, encourages local quilting, sewing and crafting enthusiasts to continue to help reach the goal of making and donating one million pillowcases to benefit local charities.
“We are thrilled to join the One Million Pillowcase Challenge with our Sizzix fabi line, which empowers quilters to showcase their creativity for the benefit of the community,” said Susan Spiegel, Ellison’s Vice President, Marketing Communications.
To date, more than 530,000 pillowcases have been created and donated.
“We are halfway to our goal and couldn’t be more thrilled!” says Jennifer Keltner, executive editor of American Patchwork & Quilting.“Because of the generosity of quilters and sewers across the nation, more than 530,000 lives have been brightened by the gift of a pillowcase. But we still have more work to do. We’re not stopping until we reach our goal of one million pillowcases!”
It’s easy to turn a love of quilting and sewing into messages of comfort, hope and love for a foster child, a cancer patient, victim of domestic violence, and countless others. Every pillowcase can make a difference in the local community.
Throughout 2014, quilters, crafters and sewers across the nation will make pillowcases at their local quilt shops. The shops will then collect the pillowcases and donate them to a local charity of their choice and update the pillowcase counter at allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases. The counter will track nationwide progress toward the goal of one million pillowcases.
Joining American Patchwork & Quilting and the Sizzix fabi machinein support of the One Million Pillowcase challenge are 2014 sponsors: Andover Fabrics, Benartex, FISKARS, Handi Quilter, Michael Miller Fabrics, Moda, Northcott, Paintbrush Studio, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Shannon Fabrics and Timeless Treasures.
To find out how you can brighten lives, visit allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases.
Launched in 2001, Sizzix is a division of Ellison Education Equipment, Inc., the market pioneer and leader of die cutting machines and accessories. Through its portfolio of die cutting machines and die cutting products, Sizzix leverages Ellison’s 37 years of proven manufacturing and technology heritage to empower creativity among its customer base with new and innovative products. Sizzix is a recognized global brand that can be found in over 100 countries and in major and specialty retailers. For more information on Sizzix and its line of craft-inspiring products, please visit www.sizzix.com/home.
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