Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hands2Help - Meet The Sponsors!

Hi, all!

I hope you're enjoying the Challenge so far!  Maybe you've started on your quilts, maybe not - everyone works at a different pace - so it's all good!  Today we're going to meet the sponsors who have contributed some lovely things to thank all of you wonderful quilters for participating in the Challenge….

First, let's meet the corporate sponsors.  

You all should have already received a discount code from C&T Publishing

good from now until the end of 2014 on most of the items on their website.  If you haven't checked it out, be sure too! You can get a great deal on fabulous quilting books and other items!

Shannon at FabricsNQuilts is a longtime sponsor and supporter of the H2H Challenge, and this year she not only provided the signup giveaway item (a $35 gift certificate), but she is offering free shipping to all H2H participants for the duration of the Challenge, and giving another $35 gift certificate for the final giveaway!

Kathy over at Pink Chalk Fabrics is providing a $25 gift certificate to her lovely shop!

Julie at The Intrepid Thread is also providing a $25 gift certificate, which you can use to indulge yourself from her exciting selection of fabrics.

Judi Madsen at Green Fairy Quilts is offering a $30 gift certificate to her lovely shop!  Judi just started offering free shipping this year - how awesome is that?

The wonderful folks over at Quilt Dots will be chipping in with a giveaway item, but exactly what has yet to be determined.  Here's an example of what they sell, though - 
some great Dots designed by Megan Dougherty of The Bitchy Stitcher fame!

Craftsy is generously offering five gift certificates for a free on-line class!  Have you tried Craftsy yet?  It's awesome!

Fabricworm has sent some lovely fabric bundles from their amazing stock of addict-worthy fabric!

GenerationQ Magazine is offering some great back-issue bundles of their magazine. If you haven't seen this magazine, you should check it out - great articles, wonderful photography and awesome patterns!

Pam Nagle, who sells lots of great stuff through Instagram as @auntiepami, is offering eight spools of wonderful Aurifil thread.  It will spoil you rotten!

Kate Spain has sent some of her lovely fabrics, some of them out of print, in four fat quarter bundles.  She also sent some great Kate Spain goodies!!

Amy Smart, who blogs at Diary of a Quilter, has sent a lovely bundle of giveaway items, too.

And now, books and patterns…

Emily Bailey, who blogs over at Em's Scrap Bag, is donating some of her fabulous patterns!

Karrie Lyne Winters, of Freckled Whimsy fame, has started her own line of patterns, and is donating five sets of the winner's choice of two patterns!

Megan Dougherty, who blogs at The Bitchy Stitcher, is donating a signed copy of her new book, Quilting Isn't Funny.   I so want a copy of this for myself - just haven't ordered one yet!  Megan always makes me laugh….

Christina Cameli, from A Few Scraps, is donating a signed copy of her new book, First Steps To Free Motion Quilting.  I can testify that this is a fabulous book - great at teaching free motion quilting using small and useful projects!!

Annie Toy, well known for Annie's Ruby Slipperz, is donating some quilting books, too!  They'll be drop-shipped to the winners directly from Amazon.

And here's what your fellow participants have donated!

Kathy Schwabeland, who blogs over at Lime Green Is A Neutral Color, is donating a copy of Quilt Lovers Favorites from Better Homes & Gardens, a Trim The Tree II paper piecing pattern, and a Stained Glass quilt pattern.

Selina Kidney, who blogs at Selina Quilts, is donating charm packs of Little Black Dress, Juggling Summer, and Breezy Batiks.

Sharon Vrooman, who blogs at Vroomans Quilts, is donating jelly rolls of Wallflowers by Wyndham Fabrics and Enchanted by Free Spirit Fabric.

The fabulous P., who entertains us from her blog, The Way I Sew It, is donating a copy of her pattern, Thoroughly Modern Lily and a $25 gift certificate to

Lisa Ruble is donating a fat quarter bundle.

Susan McAdams, who blogs at suemacseeds, is donating a $25 gift certificate to an on-line fabric store (where is still to be determined).

Karen Green is donating 100 I-spy charms, a spool of thread, and a flying geese ruler in a fabric basket that she made!

Kathleen Gansert, a/k/a KatieQ, who blogs at Katie's Salt Marsh Path, is  donating a jelly roll of Oink A Doodle Moo!

…but wait - - - there's more!

Marilyn Lewis, who blogs at North Hills Quilter, is donating long arm quilting services.

Sue Daurio, who blogs at Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures, is donating long arm quilting on up to a queen size quilt, choosing from a variety of quilting designs.


Such a great array of prizes from so many generous folks!  I'm still trying to round up a few more prizes - we've had a record turn out for the Challenge this year, with eighty participants so far!  If you've got something you'd like to donate, drop me a line at salliesue (at) clearwire (dot) net….

Be sure to show all our sponsors some love - they really come through when I contact them about the Hands2Help Challenge every year!!  And be sure to check back next week, when the fabulous Emily of Em's Scrap Bag will be our guest blogger!!



PS If you're just now finding out about the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge, there's still plenty of time to enter!  Just leave a comment with your email address (or email me directly at salliesue (at) clearwire (dot) net and we'll sign you up.  You can read more about the Challenge by clicking the Page tab at the top of the blog...


  1. can I get in on this - I have a baby quilt I can donate and another that is about 60 x 70 I think I would need to check the size - both were made last year and are not used.

  2. Wow - what a list of donations!! And your quilts displayed are very sweet. I'm busy quilting up one so I can get it sent out.

  3. You have totally outdone yourselves!! All of the prizes are fabulous!

  4. So many prizes! and I am totally impressed with the list of plain old quilters donating prizes. Even though I've won once already, it goes without saying I'd love to win again...

  5. Oh my goodness! I know so many of your sponsors. I didn't even think of donating quilting services. Best wishes!

  6. Perfect timing...I've got several charity quilts in the works and would love to join in! Please email me particulars at

  7. woo hoo, I'd be thrilled to win any of those prizes!

  8. You are amazing, Sarah.
    Thank you to all the H2H sponsors.

  9. Hi Sarah, sign me up! I want to make at least one quilt for happy chemo, and possibly another for the other charity (name escapes me right now but I remember the basic details). Congrats on continuing such a worthy cause!

  10. Whoo hoo! That is one long list of goodies. And that batik quilt is just stunning.

  11. It's great to see such a wonderful list of sponsors!

  12. exciting!
    i went through my stash this week and found a baby quilt I started but never finished and enough scraps from it to make another one to go with it.
    I can't wait for spring break to roll around when i will have 3 whole days to play in fabric!

  13. The sponsors are very generous! What very kind people.


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