It's finally here! The last post for Hands2Help 2015!! You are all totally amazing!! Sixty-seven of you created and donated 147 quilts for charity this year!! Your quilts will bless so many people, and I hope the making and giving of them has blessed you too!
Can you tell I'm excited? I tend to use too many exclamation points all the time, but I guess it's just in my nature. I love awesomeness! But I'm sure, now that the hard work is done, you are all interested in the giveaways. I'm very happy to say that we had exactly the right number of items donated so that each person who participated in the Challenge will receive a little something as a "thank you" for all you do!
So without further ado, let's see the swag - and the winners!
Everyone should have already received a discount code from C&T Publishing…
…good from now until the end of 2015 on most of the items on their website. If you haven't checked it out, be sure to! You can get a great deal on fabulous quilting books and other items!
C&T also sent a copy of Cozy Modern Quilts by Kim Schaefer for one lucky winner..... and that winner is Suzanne Choppin!
...and another lucky winner will receive a set of Fast2Clean cell phone cleaners and a deck of quilt-y playing cards!
Karen Goad, you are the winner!
Shannon at FabricsNQuilts is a longtime sponsor and supporter of the H2H Challenge, and this year she is offering
a $35 gift certificate! And the winner is Valerie Reynolds!
Kate Spain has sent a Paradiso layer cake - and oh, it's so pretty!!
Sue Grancio, this one's coming to you!
Amy Smart, who blogs at Diary of a Quilter, has sent a great bundle of giveaway items, too.
Three of her great patterns...won by Cathy Labath!
...an Olfa rotary cutter...won by Terri Johnson!
...and a Kona charm pack and Color Theory mini-charm pack!
And the winner is Sheila Nichols!
The lovely owners of Hawthorne Threads, Charley and Lindsay, have donated two Hawthorne Hues fat quarter bundles, and a swatch ring and set of sample strips of some of their
new exclusive lines!
Paulette Horn is the winner of this bundle...
Susan Nixon will receive this one...
...and Irene Vigil, this one is for you!
The folks over at Fat Quarter Shop are back again this year, offering three $25 gift certificates!
The winners are Myra Barnes, Selina Kidney, and Pat Parks!
And what do we all need more of? BATTING! The Warm Company is donating a queen size Warm & Plush batt and a crib size Warm & Plush batt!!
Shannon Wagstaff is the winner of the queen size batt...
...and Marie Slayman is the winner of the crib size batt!
And now, books and patterns…
Emily Bailey, who blogs over at Em's Scrap Bag, is donating three sets of four of her fabulous patterns!
The winners are Ann Skelton, Susan Lindquist, and Lara Buccella!
Christina Cameli, from A Few Scraps, is donating a signed copy of her new book, Step-by-Step Free Motion Quilting. I can testify that this is a fabulous book - wonderful new quilting designs using variations on simple basic designs!
Sue Brown, come on down! You're the winner!
Annie Toy, well known for Annie's Ruby Slipperz, is donating some quilting books, too! Look at this haul....
Winner: Terri Bohling
Winner: Susan Reusser
Winner: Carolyn Bledsoe
Winner: Kate The Quilting Professor
Winner: Alex Byrne
Winner: Beryl Redfield
Winner: Sherry Book
Winner: Jan Ochterbeck
Winner: Linda Swanekamp
Winner: Jeanna Gorsuch
Kate Conklin is donating five sets of two of her wonderful quilt patterns, winner's choice!
And the winners are: Sandra Walker, Carol Smith, Joanne Harris, Nita Collins, and Lisa Erin!
Jamie Elfert, who blogs over at L'Fair Quilts and distributes her fabulous patterns through Black Cat Creations, is offering three of her patterns! I just saw her pattern Samantha Claire for the first time, and it has jumped to the top of my bucket list!!
And the winner is Kim Douglas!
Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken are offering a signed copy of their new book, Country Girl Modern! I was honored to review this book for them and it is wonderful!!
Congratulations, Loris Mills - you're the winner!
Rebecca Bryan also has a new book, Modern Rainbow, and she'll be providing a signed copy of her book! I just reviewed this book (you can read the post here) so you can see just how neat it is!
Joanna Perry, this one's for you!
And here's what your fellow participants have donated!
Sharon Vrooman, who blogs at Vroomans Quilts, is donating two Connecting Threads Rainbow fat quarter gift boxes!
The winners: Mina Kennison and Jamie Elfert!
Susan McAdams, who blogs at suemacseeds, is donating a $25 gift certificate to Hawthorne Threads!
Enjoy shopping, Maria Johnson!
Valerie Reynolds, who blogs at Val's Quilting Studio, is offering to quilt one baby OR lap size quilt with a pantograph of your choice, and free return shipping for one lucky participant!
And the lucky winner is Susan McAdams!
Joanne Hubbard, who blogs at Everyone Deserves a Quilt, is offering a copy of "Fabulously Fast Quilts" by Amy Smart, and a cone of So Fine thread by Superior Threads!
The winner: Jean Kester!
Kathleen Gansert, a/k/a KatieQ, who blogs at Katie's Salt Marsh Path, is donating a layer cake of La Petite Ecole, and a jelly roll of Petite Odile!
Won by Jean-Sophie Wood!
Won by Mickey White!
…but wait - - - there's more!
Sue Daurio, who blogs at Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures, is donating a What's Bugging You pixie roll by RJR Fabrics.
And the winner is Kathy Decker!
Terri Johnson, who blogs at QuiltNCards, is donating 1/4 yard cuts of eleven jewel tone fabrics.
Won by Jocelyn Pleus!
Carol, who blogs at Fun Threads Designs is donating four sets of three patterns each, winner's choice, and you can choose your patterns anytime between the end of the challenge and June 2016. She's got new patterns coming out all the time, so you're sure to find something you love!
And the lucky winners are: Ida Fenack, Tanya Frederick,
Janette Binder, and Margaret Creek
Michelle Kuhns, who blogs at Crayon Box Quilt Studio, is donating a copy of 500 Quilt Blocks by Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Green!
Congratulations, Adele Dizney!
And Irene Vigil, who blogs at Hilachas, is donating two cookbooks she wrote - because we all need new, easy recipes that leave us more time for quilting!
The winners are Karen Green and Pauline Francis!
Sheila Nichols, who blogs over at Cook, Sew & Travel has donated a copy of 15 Minutes of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe!
Have fun playing, Anita Stevens!
Karen Green is donating two surprise packages of quilt-y goodness!
This one is for Julianne Keeler...
...and this one is for Carol Egan!
Terri Bohling is donating a Jungle Things fat quarter bundle!
Congratulations, Sharon Vrooman! This one is yours!
Lara B. is donating 50 neon green Wonder Clips and two spools of Superior Threads Monopoly invisible thread!
Winner: Sue Daurio!
The winner of these two spools is Julie Kennedy!
And the lovely Hema of Malini's Quilts is donating
a fat quarter bundle of Jungle Ave by Sara Lawson!
Check out her Etsy shop - it's great!
Winner: Jasmine of Quilt Kisses!
And from donors who would prefer to remain anonymous, we have the following...
|There are four of these "1 is One" bundles...|
The winners of the "1 is for One" bundles are: Lisa England, Laurie Selmer, Joanne Hubbard, and Rebecca Townsend
|Two of these "Atelier" bundles...|
And the winners are: Carla Henton and Jean Swenson!
|And this lovely "Athena" bundle!|
And our final winner, Debbie Bunch!
I'm sure that all of you would agree with me that quilting for others has its own rewards, but it's nice to be recognized occasionally for what we do for others too! You are all fabulous people, generous to a fault, and the quilts you have made and given away this year will touch peoples' lives for years to come. I am proud and humble to be a part of this wonderful quilting community that always reaches out to the world around it! Pat yourselves on the back - you deserve it!!
Now a little housekeeping - I will be sending out emails to everyone this week about your prize package. For those of you to whom I am mailing packages, I will request confirmation of your address before sending it. If someone else is sending your prize, I will email both of you on the same email, allowing you to confer directly with the prize donor to confirm address and/or delivery method. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE respond quickly to these emails so we can get everything wrapped up.
And if for some reason you don't receive your prize, or don't hear back from the prize donor, please let me know. It doesn't happen often, but if it does, I want to get it fixed!
Thank you again for joining me in the Challenge this year! I hope you'll come again next year, and bring your friends. I'm already mulling over some fun ideas... You won't want to miss it! We'll probably be doing another quilt-along, so watch for the signs right after Christmas!!
PS Those of you who are new to this blog this year, I hope you'll join in throughout the year via the Whoop Whoop Friday linky party! Let's get to know each other better!!