Wow! I am absolutely blown away by the response so far to the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2015!! Already, 60 people have signed up! At least six of them are from Canada, which is great considering we only had one Canadian last year. One is from the UK, a first for the Challenge. And the rest of you cover the US, from the northeast to Florida, Texas to California to the northwest! I love seeing how this Challenge involves quilters from all over the world - it just goes to show that quilters care!
And so many of you did such wonderful blog posts to help promote the Challenge! I absolutely love reading about why you join the Challenge each year - it makes my heart happy!
Now I know you are just dying to know who won the sign-up giveaway. But first, let's give a shout out to our sponsor for this particular phase of the Challenge - Fabrics N Quilts!
Shannon is providing a $35 gift certificate for the winner of the sign-up giveaway! And now it's time to let you know who that is...
Congratulations, Linda Swanekamp!!
Linda, I'll hook you up with Shannon via e-mail so watch for it!
And just a reminder, for all the rest of you - Shannon is offering free shipping to all the Hands2Help participants for the duration of the Challenge. The code is in the email I sent out to each of you.
Now, a little housekeeping - if for some reason you didn't receive an email from me with the calendar and coupon codes, please email me at email@example.com. And if you haven't sent me your snail mail address, please send that to me now!
And if you missed the initial sign-up period, don't worry - there's still time to get in on the action! And there will be more giveaways at the end of the Challenge - so join in the fun! Just leave a comment here and I'll get you on the list. And I've just been made aware this week that sometimes WordPress bloggers have a hard time leaving comments, so if you are having that problem, feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking forward to the next couple of months? I know I am! I can't wait to see the wonderful quilts you all create, and hear what our guest bloggers have to share with us. But next week is for you - there will be a linky party where you can share your favorite quilting tip, quilt tutorial, or recipe for something tasty! You don't have to write a new post if you don't want to - you can link to an old post, or even to someone else's post! If you don't link to your own post, though, put your name in the description of the link so we'll know who it's from.
So now, to paraphrase what my youngest granddaughter Emmy says....