Friday, April 15, 2011

Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?? And Giveaway Results!

Hi, all!

Wow, it seems like forever since last week's Whoop Whoop Friday!!  It feels like all I've been doing for a week is talking to people about the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.... I had to really think hard to find something I finished last week!  But I did come up with one thing...

All About The Blues (the front...

...and the back)

This quilt was made for the mother of one of our quilt ministry members, Joyce.  Joyce asked last Saturday at our monthly sewing day if we could make a quilt for her mom, because her dad was near death and her mom really needed "a hug" of sorts.  Joyce's dad died early this week, and this quilt will be in her mom's hands very soon.

So that's my whoop whoop entry for this week - a sad reason, but a pretty quilt.  Oh, and I'm really happy that I've got all the participants for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge paired up, too! 

We ended up with 48 participants - how awesome is that!!  And, as promised, there are some giveaways to take care of....  like this Origins jelly roll donated by Judi at Green Fairy Quilts...

...which was won by KatieQ!!  Congratulations!  And then there's this Sherbet Pips jelly roll....

... which was won by P.!!  (P., I am so-o-o-o-o jealous!!)

And then, just because all these ladies did such a great job of promoting the challenge and helping get such a fantastic response, I decided to sweeten the pot just a little more.  Perhaps you've seen all the chatter in blogland about Denise Schmidt fabric now being available at Joann's.....

...and some of it somehow leaped into my shopping cart!  So I have a half-yard each of Dots in blue, Dots in red, and Tiles in red.....  for Ann of Renegade Quilter!  (And oh, this fabric feels wonderful!!)

Just FYI, my DH drew these names from a sack containing all the comments left by the participants in the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge, plus the names of all the people who contacted me directly by e-mail about joining!  I couldn't find a feasible way to use Little Miss Random, and it only seemed right that since my husband came up with the original inspiration for the challenge, he should have to draw the first giveaway winners!

So that's what I've been up to this week!  How about you? What are you excited about?  Do tell - - - link up below and share your achievements!!  




  1. How wonderful!!!!! Great group for the swap and congratulations to all the lucky winners. Thank you Sarah for all your hard work setting this all up.

  2. Yay for the winners and for the great participation!
    I like the quilt, too, with Lilli in the background:)

  3. Beautiful quilts. You women are beautiful too for your beautiful project. Such a comfort to Joyce's mom. Congratulations to the winners. I haven't seen that fabric at our JoAnn's yet. I love it!

  4. Oh My Goodness! 48!!! I can't wait to start to the mystery. My envelope of fabric is ready for mailing. Your finish for the week is beautiful - both in presence and meaning. Whoop Whoop!

  5. Sarah - You ROCK!!!!! 48 people means 48 quilts. Simply Amazing!!! Also, thanks for the fabric - I have heard about her fabaric at JoAnn's I just haven't had the time to stop by and check it out. You have made my Friday start on the right foot. I am putting together my fabric this weekend. Looking forward to getting started!!!

  6. wow, congrats on the great turn out for H2H!! I have my fabrics ready to go in the mail today. Love the quilt, and what a great hug it will be.

  7. Love the quilt. 48 quilters, 48 quilts ..AWESOME!!! Can't wait to find out who my partner is. I just knew my name was on that roll of Sherbet Pips. LOL! Maybe next time. Congrats to the winners.

  8. Thanks so much, Sarah (and to your DH for drawing my name)! I will put that sweet jelly roll to good use. I'm so happy to hear you ended up with 48 quilters participating. That's awesome!

    I really like that Irish chain "blues" quilt you finished. May it be a great comfort to her.

    Love the Denise Schmidt fabrics from Joann!

  9. So excited that h2h is moving along! Thanks for all the time you've invested in coordinating the details!

  10. Yeah to the h2h progress. Good work Sarah. Congrats to the winners.

  11. Congrats to the winners!
    And darn you Sarah, now I have to go to JoAnn & get some of those DOTS! (Good thing I got a state tax refund this week)

  12. Congrats to all the lucky winners~! I am so excited to see 48 quilters sign up for this challenge. Love your "All About the Blues" quilt and the pieced back. I always like to see the backs. Thanks for all you have done to make this event successful~! Ann

  13. Congrats to all the winners!! I can't wait to get started!!

  14. Nice quilts and linkys today. Congrats to all the winners - and thanks Sarah for setting up the H2H swaps! This will be fun!

  15. Thanks sew much for the linky party. I like to look at all the projects. Your giveaway was awesome. Congrats to the winners!

    I read all your posts. Hope you read mine too! Have a great weekend!
    carla louise

  16. Hi Sarah ! I was unproductive sewing wise this week ; but I enjoy reading your blog and seeing what others have accomplished ; good job on the quilt project ; I blew that too and you gave away such AWESOME GIFTS ! I need to get to Joann's and get some of that BEAUTIFUL fabric from DS !!

  17. Love the back of that quilt. What a nice thing to do for her.

  18. fabulous!!!! H2H is soo much fun - my fabric is ready to mail on Monday - such fun it was to pick it out...


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