Sunday, June 7, 2015

Hands2Help - Thank you! The Winners Revealed!

Hi, all!

It's finally here!  The last post for Hands2Help 2015!!  You are all totally amazing!!  Sixty-seven of you created and donated 147 quilts for charity this year!!  Your quilts will bless so many people, and I hope the making and giving of them has blessed you too!

Can you tell I'm excited?  I tend to use too many exclamation points all the time, but I guess it's just in my nature.  I love awesomeness!  But I'm sure, now that the hard work is done, you are all interested in the giveaways.  I'm very happy to say that we had exactly the right number of items donated so that each person who participated in the Challenge will receive a little something as a "thank you" for all you do!

So without further ado, let's see the swag - and the winners!


Everyone 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 to! You can get a great deal on fabulous quilting books and other items!  

C&T also sent a copy of Cozy Modern Quilts by Kim Schaefer for one lucky winner..... and that winner is Suzanne Choppin!

...and another lucky winner will receive a set of Fast2Clean cell phone cleaners and a deck of quilt-y playing cards!  
Karen Goad, you are the winner!

Shannon at FabricsNQuilts is a longtime sponsor and supporter of the H2H Challenge, and this year she is offering 
a $35 gift certificate!  And the winner is Valerie Reynolds!

Kate Spain has sent a Paradiso layer cake - and oh, it's so pretty!!
Sue Grancio, this one's coming to you!

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

Three of her great patterns...won by Cathy Labath! Olfa rotary cutter...won by Terri Johnson!

...and a Kona charm pack and Color Theory mini-charm pack!  
And the winner is Sheila Nichols!

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

Paulette Horn is the winner of this bundle...

Susan Nixon will receive this one...

...and Irene Vigil, this one is for you!

The folks over at Fat Quarter Shop are back again this year, offering three $25 gift certificates!
The winners are Myra Barnes, Selina Kidney, and Pat Parks!

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!!

Shannon Wagstaff is the winner of the queen size batt...

...and Marie Slayman is the winner of the crib size batt!

And now, books and patterns…

Emily Bailey, who blogs over at Em's Scrap Bag, is donating three sets of four of her fabulous patterns!
The winners are Ann Skelton, Susan Lindquist, and Lara Buccella!

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!
Sue Brown, come on down!  You're the winner!

Annie Toy, well known for Annie's Ruby Slipperz, is donating some quilting books, too!  Look at this haul....

Winner:  Terri Bohling

Winner: Susan Reusser

Winner:  Carolyn Bledsoe

Winner:  Kate The Quilting Professor

Winner:  Alex Byrne

Winner:  Beryl Redfield

Winner:  Sherry Book

Winner:  Jan Ochterbeck

Winner:  Linda Swanekamp

Winner:  Jeanna Gorsuch

Kate Conklin is donating five sets of two of her wonderful quilt patterns, winner's choice!  
And the winners are:  Sandra Walker, Carol Smith, Joanne Harris, Nita Collins, and Lisa Erin!

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!!
And the winner is Kim Douglas!

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!!
Congratulations, Loris Mills - you're the winner!

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 hereso you can see just how neat it is!
Joanna Perry, this one's for you!

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!
The winners:  Mina Kennison and Jamie Elfert!

Susan McAdams, who blogs at suemacseeds, is donating a $25 gift certificate to Hawthorne Threads!
Enjoy shopping, Maria Johnson!

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!
And the lucky winner is Susan McAdams!

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!
The winner:  Jean Kester!

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

Won by Jean-Sophie Wood!
Won by Mickey White!

…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.
And the winner is Kathy Decker!

Terri Johnson, who blogs at QuiltNCards, is donating 1/4 yard cuts of eleven jewel tone fabrics.
Won by Jocelyn Pleus!

Carol, who blogs at Fun Threads Designs is donating four sets of three 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!
And the lucky winners are:  Ida Fenack, Tanya Frederick, 
Janette Binder, and Margaret Creek

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

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!
The winners are Karen Green and Pauline Francis!

Sheila Nichols, who blogs over at Cook, Sew & Travel has donated a copy of 15 Minutes of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe!
Have fun playing, Anita Stevens!

Karen Green is donating two surprise packages of quilt-y goodness!

This one is for Julianne Keeler...

...and this one is for Carol Egan!

Terri Bohling is donating a Jungle Things fat quarter bundle!
Congratulations, Sharon Vrooman!  This one is yours!

Lara B. is donating 50 neon green Wonder Clips and two spools of Superior Threads Monopoly invisible thread!

Winner:  Sue Daurio!

The winner of these two spools is Julie Kennedy!

And the lovely Hema of Malini's Quilts is donating 
a fat quarter bundle of Jungle Ave by Sara Lawson!  
Check out her Etsy shop - it's great!
Winner:  Jasmine of Quilt Kisses!

And from donors who would prefer to remain anonymous, we have the following...

There are four of these "1 is One" bundles...
The winners of the "1 is for One" bundles are: Lisa England, Laurie Selmer, Joanne Hubbard, and Rebecca Townsend

Two of these "Atelier" bundles...
And the winners are:  Carla Henton and Jean Swenson!

And this lovely "Athena" bundle!
And our final winner, Debbie Bunch!


I'm sure that all of you would agree with me that quilting for others has its own rewards, but it's nice to be recognized occasionally for what we do for others too!  You are all fabulous people, generous to a fault, and the quilts you have made and given away this year will touch peoples' lives for years to come.  I am proud and humble to be a part of this wonderful quilting community that always reaches out to the world around it!  Pat yourselves on the back - you deserve it!!

Now a little housekeeping - I will be sending out emails to everyone this week about your prize package.  For those of you to whom I am mailing packages, I will request confirmation of your address before sending it.  If someone else is sending your prize, I will email both of you on the same email, allowing you to confer directly with the prize donor to confirm address and/or delivery method.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE respond quickly to these emails so we can get everything wrapped up.

And if for some reason you don't receive your prize, or don't hear back from the prize donor, please let me know.  It doesn't happen often, but if it does, I want to get it fixed!

Thank you again for joining me in the Challenge this year!  I hope you'll come again next year, and bring your friends.  I'm already mulling over some fun ideas...  You won't want to miss it!  We'll probably be doing another quilt-along, so watch for the signs right after Christmas!!



PS Those of you who are new to this blog this year, I hope you'll join in throughout the year via the Whoop Whoop Friday linky party!  Let's get to know each other better!!


  1. Thank you again Sarah for coordinating this quilt challenge. I found it very rewarding and hope that the quilts I donated will bring the recipients much comfort. I will participate next year...already thinking about patterns and fabrics :)

    I am new to your blog, I found you and the challenge from Val and Tanya and have enjoyed reading all of your posts...not just about H2H. I will continue to follow and look forward to all you have to share.

  2. Wow, wow wow Sarah! I can imagine that this too tons of work to coordinate everything so beautifully! Thank you for all the thought and care that you put into bringing us all together for such wonderful causes! It has a been a great deal of fun to be a part of your H2H challenge and I can't thank you enough for the opportunity! So many great participants and so many great quilts! (((Mwah!))) (Great big hug and kiss)

  3. WooHoo Sarah! Such a wonderful turnout and such wonderful prizes. Thank you again for organizing such a wonderful event. I look forward to this again next year. :-)

    And of course, thanks t everyone who participated. You ROCK!

  4. This year looks to be quite the success! Thank you to the sponsors for donating sweet gifts and to all the quilters sharing this passion of giving and a big Thank You to Sarah for bringing it all together.
    Your time and inspiration (including the "sweat inspiration") is evident and appreciated. Thank you for letting us join in. It is so worth it!

  5. Once again, you did an awesome job coordinating this annual event, and the fact that it is once again a big success deserves numerous exclamation points for all your efforts! Thanks for hosting and the work you put into H2H. Thanks to all your sponsors, as well as participants for making it so much fun! Congratulations to all!

  6. 147 quilts! How exciting! Thank you Sarah for hosting this event, I cant even imagine the challenges and the work involved. I cannot wait until next year. I am already planning out my quits as my goal is too improve every challenge year :)

  7. Sarah, Thank you. I'm so happy to have a way to help, and you make it so easy for us. Thank you also to the sponsors for all of the neat gifts. It was also nice to receive a card from Em for the Happy Chemo quilt I donated. So much positive reinforcement! It's a wonderful thing.

  8. 147 Quilts! Thank you for hosting another successful H2H year! I can't imagine all the work behind this challenge! You are wonderful. I'm already looking forward to next year.

  9. How totally awesome! Thank you so much for all the work you put into this each year. A huge thank you to all the sponsors and of course to all the wonderful quilters who really pulled thru for another successful year of H2H.

  10. It was my pleasure to participate! Thanks for all you do, I'm looking forward to next year!

  11. So many generous quilters and sponsors. Thank you all. Most of all thank you Sarah for all the time it takes to make H2H a huge success. I am already looking forward to next year's challenge.

  12. Such a great turnout! Huge thank you to all the sponsors and quilters who've donated! I'm thrilled to have won a prize. Thank you!

  13. I enjoyed making my three quilts. I am really in love with the one that uses a charm pack of Fleurology. It is so bright and cheerful. Thanks for coordinating the challenge.

  14. Congratulations to everyone for winning and more so for committing to the challenge. Every quilt will be loved.

  15. Such a great effort by everyone, but especially you! I'm thrilled to find myself among the winners. Thank you and all the sponsors.

  16. Wow, great job done by all! Such generous quilters and sponsors too! I am happy tobe handing in MY finished( finally) quilt to my local guild too!

  17. Thank you so much Sarah and Kathleen for the jelly roll ! How exciting and awesome to see how many participate in the challenge every year !!

  18. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all the sponsors. Mostly thank you for allowing us to bless others. I hope each and every quilt is loved.

  19. Thank you for all you do, thank you to the sponsors and quilters who not only time but gifts. Several of the quilts for Layers of Hope - Quilting 911 came with amazing stories of the quilts I will pass on to the recipients when the quilt is chosen! Thank you so much for choosing Layers of Hope - Quilting 911.

  20. I can thank you, Sarah, but how do I thank an anonymous donor? Thanks, whoever you are!

    This has been fun and I'll be watching for H2H 2016!


  21. This has been a fun and rewarding challenge - and, as so many have already written, it wouldn't have been half the success without your work Sarah! Thanks to you, the prize donors, and all the gifted quilters that made the beautiful quilts that will hopefully bless the recipients. I hope they are comforted and strengthened by the knowledge that someone they'll never meet, created a quilt just for them!

  22. This has been a fun and rewarding challenge - and, as so many have already written, it wouldn't have been half the success without your work Sarah! Thanks to you, the prize donors, and all the gifted quilters that made the beautiful quilts that will hopefully bless the recipients. I hope they are comforted and strengthened by the knowledge that someone they'll never meet, created a quilt just for them!

  23. Oh Sarah...thank you for this annual event. It's such a blessing to skim through and see all the awards and prizes won. I love beig a part of this and just wanted to send you a virtual hug and smile! V

  24. Yee Haw..I'm a winner. Thank you for this wonderful challenge. I only wish I could have done more. Can't wait til next year.
    Thanks to all the sponsors, too!

  25. 147 quilts, well how awesome is that!! Thanks Sarah for enabling all of us to contribute - seriously amazing! (ya I got a thing with exclamation points too :)

  26. Thanks for your Herculean effort in gathering all these wonderful prizes together and then distributing them for us! Thanks to all the donors too!

  27. Wow, so many wonderful quilts!! Sarah you hosted another great event. I am so glad to have been able to take part again. Thank you for the batting. It has already arrived.


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