Sunday, April 5, 2015

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 2015 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!  They've also sent a copy of Cozy Modern Quilts by Kim Schaefer for one lucky winner!

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!

Kate Spain has sent a Paradiso layer cake - and oh, it's so pretty!!

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

The lovely owners of Hawthorne Threads, Charley and Lindsay, have donated a Hawthorne Hues fat quarter bundle, a swatch ring, and a package of sample strips of some of their new exclusive lines!

The folks over at Fat Quarter Shop are back again this year, offering three $25 gift certificates!

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!!

And now, books and patterns…

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

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!

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.

Kate Conklin is donating five sets of two of her wonderful quilt patterns, winner's choice!  

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!!

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!!

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!

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.

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

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!

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!

Kathleen Gansert, a/k/a KatieQ, who blogs at Katie's Salt Marsh Path, is  donating a layer cake of La Petite Ecole!

…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.

Terri Johnson, who blogs at QuiltNCards, is donating 1/8 yard cuts of eight jewel tone fabrics.

Carol, who blogs at Fun Threads Designs is donating two sets of six 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!

Michelle Kuhns, who blogs at Crayon Box Quilt Studio, is donating a copy of 500 Quilt Blocks by Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Green!

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!


Such a great array of prizes from so many generous folks!  I'm still trying to round up a few more prizes - so if you know of a great company or person that might be willing to sponsor and you don't see them listed here, tell me about them!  And if you've got something you'd like to donate, drop me a line at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com….

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 Joanne of Everyone Deserves a Quilt will be our guest blogger!!

And once again, a little bit of housekeeping - Karen Lambert, please email me directly at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com.  The email address you provided came back as undeliverable, and I have no way to get in touch with you to give you the H2H info!

Also, I've just joined Instagram (finally!) and my handle is @fabricaddictquilts.  If you're on there, I'd love to follow you!  Also, if you post pictures of your H2H quilts or in-progress shots, tag me and use the tags #Hands2Help2015, #happychemoquilts, #layersofhopequilts, and/or #becauseyoumatterquilts.



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 salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com 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. Wow! lots of sponsors. Thanks for the links. Thanks for the views of pretty quilts, too.

  2. This is all incredible and awe inspiring Sarah! So many great sponsors and generous people it just warms the heart all over! I'll be visiting many for sure! "Thank you!" to all of them to adding a zip of fun and excitement to an already wonderful challenge!

  3. Your sponsors are a wonderful bunch! When we're making quilts to help someone it seems like an incredible gesture by others to give us gifts for doing something!

  4. What a wonderful bunch of sponsors. So thankful for each of them.

  5. I don't know how I missed signing up in the first place. Please add me to the list, Sarah. Thanks much!

  6. Wow! You've done it again. You always line up a great group of sponsors. I was particularly excited to see that Kate Spain donated. I liked her before, but I'm thrilled to hear that she is generous as well as delightfully funny and talented.

  7. Sarah !! I missed the sign up ; again !!!! I will make at least 1 quilt for Happy Chemo :D Blessings !

  8. Sarah, such an amazing show of support of your sponsors :-)
    I haven't received an email from CT which makes me wonder if I didn't actually sign up. I am joining in now if that is the case. I'm going to go back and select a charity from your list. Thank you for inspiration!

  9. Really impressed by the level of participation by all!

  10. Those are some wonderful sponsors. The support from them is quite overwhelming.

  11. Amazing sponsorship! Thank you to everyone who is supporting the program.

    Off to follow you on Instagram now, Sarah!


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