Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hands2Help - Sign-up Giveaway Winner!

Hi, all!

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 runs a lovely on-line shop with a wide array of fabrics, notions, books - pretty much anything you might need for quilting!  And if you have the good luck to go to a show where she has a booth, she carries some really neat gift items, too.  Her brick-and-mortar shop has long been on my list of places I'd like to visit - it's located fairly close to me, but too far away to try to visit with a toddler in tow.  Someday, though!  She also has a featured called the Deal of the Day - which is currently a bunch of quilt patterns for only $2!  

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  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

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....




  1. What a lovely number! Congratulations to Linda and I look forward to seeing everyones progress and the guest posts.

  2. Hi Sarah, I did not receive an email from you. Can you resend?

  3. How cow! I got up to find it snowing and was plunged in disbelief and despair as I went to a gardening expo yesterday. Then, I opened my computer and saw my name! What a huge swing of emotions! More fabric to make more quilts to give away! Does it get any better?

  4. hi Sarah - I think I missed the email, too. May I have another, please? Kate (Kathleen) thanks much.

  5. Out of the mouths of babes... wisdom.
    Love the quilts you decorated your post with, So pretty.

  6. I'm glad it isn't too late to sign up. I plan to make a quilt for Happy Chemo. I participated last year. Thanks for the opportunity to help.

  7. Yeah! I signed up last week but am having so many issue with the yahoo account, seem blogger does like to send email regarding comments. So I've switched to gmail, we'll see if that works. I'm in for a few quilts, have two tops done already!!! I'll send you a message with my email. Love this time of year!!

  8. Please add me to your list to make a quilt or two! What a great program. And those quilts above are fabulous! I'll add your button to my little blog with all of 7 followers! ;)

  9. Congratulations to Linda! And yay for you have done a wonderful job recruiting quilters for this great cause.

  10. Congratulations to Linda! And Sarah, I know the drawing is over, but I just wanted you to know that I did a post about H2H. I wrote and posted it today. I wanted everyone to know how they could help out with the challenge!

  11. Congrats to Linda and thanks to Shannon for offering up free shipping to all of us!


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