Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge - The Finale!!!!

Hi, all!!

Who would have thought, way back in early April, that we would end this challenge in July with 47 active participants? If my count is correct, those 47 participants have sent in 60 quilts - amazing!!  

And this is their week to shine - I'm asking each to link up their finished quilts below so that you can see the beautiful work that they have done!  They have worked hard to create special works of art and love that will bless the lives of orphans in Romania, taken there and distributed by Judi and Clint Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts.  This is an annual trip for Clint and Judi, and I know we are all honored to be a part of it this year.  


And now, although I know at least for me the good
feeling I get when I give away a quilt is 
reward in itself, we have some generous
sponsors who have provided giveaway items
for our wonderful participants!
The following is a list of the sponsors and 
the prize they are providing....

Sharon Vrooman of Vrooman's Quilts
is donating a Robert Kaufman "brights" solid roll-up!

She's also donating a $25 Gift Certificate to
Green Fairy Quilts' on-line shop!

Pam Nagle of Auntie Pami's Quilting Adventure
is donating a Verna Kit by Kate Spain!

KatieQ of Katie's Salt Marsh Path is donating two charm packs of Benartex Heritage Prints to one lucky participant!

Rebecca of Chasing Cottons is donating six of her patterns to one lucky participant!

Cathy of Wondrous Woven Fabrics is donating a jelly roll of Warm Memories by Kansas Troubles!

Peg and Becca of Sew Fresh Fabrics are donating a  Blooming Brown and Blue Stash Builder Bundle! It contains one fat quarter each of Amy Butler Daisy Chain Happy Stripe, Desert Bloom Cactus Toss in Brown, Honey Vine in Chocolate, Paintbrush Summer Leaves and Lattice in Chocolate from Anthology Fabrics. 1.25 yards total.  

Leah of Burgundy Buttons is donating a $15 gift certificate to her fabulous on-line shop!

Julie at The Intrepid Thread is donating a fat quarter bundle of Joel Dewberry's Heirloom in the winner's choice of colorway!

Anna Luna at Crafty Girls Workshop is donating a $25 gift certificate to her awesome shop!!

Kate of Kate Conklin Designs is donating five sets of two each of her great quilt designs!!

Shannon of Fabrics 'N Quilts is donating a $25 gift certificate to her on-line shop!!

Melanie of Above All Fabric is donating a Make Life Jelly Roll from her shop!

Kathy Mack of Pink Chalk Quilts is donating a $20 gift certificate to her shop!

Judi from Green Fairy Quilts is donating a Meadow Friends Jelly Roll from her shop!

And then, in a special giveaway for participants who sent in more than one quilt, Judi from Green Fairy Quilts is offering a bundle of five of her quilt designs, winner's choice!!

So, those of you who participated in the 
Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge, 
link up your quilts below!  
It can be a new post, an old post, or a flickr picture. 
Be sure to get your quilt mailed to Judi no later than 
August 5th, 2011 - everyone whose quilt arrives by 
August 14th will get an extra entry in the 
giveaway drawings.  I'll be drawing on August 15th 
and will post the winners on my Monday post that day; 
you'll also be notified by e-mail!

And those of you who are visiting tonight, check out the links and leave these ladies some bloggy love - they've worked hard!  And consider joining us next year - it's fun!!




  1. Hi Sarah
    I linked my original blog post when I wrote of finishing this quilt. Thanks for hosting the linky party and getting me involved. XOXO

  2. How exciting! I cannot wait to see them all.

  3. What great fun this has been, with this wonderful sense of community... thanks for organizing!!! Can't wait to see the quilts go off to their new home. Kate the Quilting Professor

  4. Hi Sarah, I loved being a part of this, it was like Chicken Soup for My Soul! Thanks!
    I just did battle with the photo linky and it won! - sorry!

  5. Sarah, thanks so much for organizing and hosting this challange! I am forever impressed with the way you use your giftings for Kingdom purposes.

  6. Thank you for hosting this H2H challenge. It has been so much fun. May these quilts bring blessings to many.

  7. Awesome- I've been following on Flickr too, but it's nice to see them all here as well. Thank you for coordinating and being so supportive.

  8. Hi Sarah, thanks for hosting this. You have done an awesome job! It has been an honor to participate and I look forward to doing it again next year. Great job everyone the quilts are beautiful!

  9. You're awesome for pulling this all together, Sarah! Those are some nice prizes donated. What a generous group! Congrats to all who made quilts for this project!

  10. Thanks for all the work in organizing this! Thanks also to all who donated prizes and for all the awesome quilters who gave their time!

  11. Thanks for organizing this, Sarah! I had a blast! Thanks, too, to all of the marvelous sponsors who are gifting us with goodies! We are all winners, I think, just by participating! Can't wait til next year!
    Jacque in SC aka Snoodles at Lilypadquilting

  12. Sarah - THANKS SO MUCH for hosting this challenge.

    YOU ROCK!!!!!!

  13. I can't imagine the work that was involved in organizing this. You are da bomb! This is my first charity quilt, but it won't be my last. Thanks so very much.

  14. Thanks to you Sarah we have made a lot of things the past few months: made quilts for others, made new friends for ourselves, you made us feel good about being part of this group! It has been great event and I look forward to next year.

  15. This is so impressive! I'll have to come back later and check out more of these beauties. Thanks so much for hosting this effort with Judi - I've never done anything like this before, and it was a great experience!

  16. Thanks again Sarah for hosting and organizing this event. Thanks to Judi and her husband as well. Like everyone else has mentioned, it was a great experience. Looking forward to next year!

  17. You've done a lot of work to make our contributions to Judi's trip possible. Thansk Sarah!! And thanks to Judi for making the trip to Romania - no small feat!

  18. I've done it! Yay, it is finished, blogged, and added here!! Thanks so much for hosting, this was very fun!

  19. what fun that was!! 60 quilts!! You ladies are all amazing! Thanks Sarah for hosting and Judi for making the trip - just amazing!!

  20. I am so excited!!! THANK YOU!!

  21. I'm ashamed to say that my quilt is not quite finished. I had to shift my focus over the last half-week towards my assignment for uni - it was a lot harder than I thought to keep to the tiny word-limit! (You'd think that 4 x 250wds (for four different reflections) would be easier to write than one 1000wd essay, but NO!
    I am dedicating the next few days to finishing this quilt - it will be done in time to get to Judi before they leave, but not in time to be entered into these fantastic giveaways - good luck to all the other women who've made gorgeous quilts! When I finish mine I will post it on my blog - hoping for Wednesday/Thursday morning. It WILL be posted via priority mail by Friday!!
    Thankyou Sarah SO much for hosting this challenge - I will be sure to join in again next year!

  22. Thank you so much Sarah for hosting this great challenge. All of your hard work has really paid off and I can see those quilts in the hands of special young people very soon.


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