Sunday, April 1, 2018

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 will soon be receiving (via email from me) a discount code from C&T Publishing 

good from now until the end of 2018 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!  

The fabulous Kate Spain (and her husband Pete!) sent a fun box full of scraps - appropriate for this, the year of the scrap!  I've bundled them up in fun groupings that should make anyone's heart sing!  (And just imagine, Kate Spain's scraps!)

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

Amy is now a fabric designer, with two lines under her belt!  It's fun following along and watching her creativity bloom...

The folks over at Fat Quarter Shop are back again this year, offering three $25 gift certificates!  Have you been to Fat Quarter Shop?  They have a great selection of fabrics, and they feature wonderful tutorials for easy quilts using pre-cuts.  Lots of fun things going on there!

Christina Cameli, from A Few Scraps, is donating her newest book, Wedge Quilt Workshop!   While all of her books are excellent, this book moves beyond free motion quilting into some seriously fun piecing.

You may be most familiar with Classic Metal Company as the creators of those fabulous metal barn quilts - but Mark has been branching out, and this year he is donating four sets of these beautiful Christmas ornaments as prizes for Hands2Help!  Be sure to check out his website to see all the beautiful things he creates just for quilters!!

If you're anything like me, you're already familiar with The Warm Company, creator of Warm & Natural batting.  The Warm Company has sent us several wonderful quilt batts to be given away as prizes!

Our friends at Craftsy have come through this year with three fabulous quilt kits as giveaway items!!  And if you haven't checked out Craftsy Unlimited yet, you really need to - imagine unlimited access to all of their classes 24/7!  You could learn how to do everything!

Northcott Fabrics has joined us as a sponsor this year, sending several beautiful fabric bundles to share as giveaways!  Their fabric truly is wonderful, with a beautiful hand and great colors.

Moda Fabrics has also jumped on board, with a fun box of goodies that will ensure many happy hours of quilting to come for some of you!  

And Kate Conklin has generously donated several of her patterns once again!  She's such a good friend of the Hands2Help Challenge!

Many of you not only give it forward with your quilts, but you also help encourage the people who participate in the Challenge by donating giveaway items!  (Quilters are THE BEST!!!)  So here's what your fellow participants have donated!

Terri Johnson, who blogs at QuiltNCards, is donating a bundle of six fat quarters in warm, wonderful reds!!  Terri does the most amazing paper piecing - you should see some of her creations!

Joanne Hubbard, who blogs at Everyone Deserves a Quilt, has donated this beautiful jelly roll of Grunge Hits the Spot by Moda for one lucky winner!

Kathleen Gansert, a/k/a KatieQ, who blogs at Katie's Salt Marsh Path, is donating a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.  Katie's trying to get back into the habit of blogging, so stop by her blog and show her some love!!

Selina Kidney, who blogs at Selina Quilts, has found a great prize to donate - an OttLite!  These things are awesome - just great for adding a little extra light just where you need it...

Many of you have sent quilts for Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo to Emily Bailey over the years - but did you know that she makes beautiful all natural soaps, too?  And this year, she's donating three of her mini-samplers as giveaways.  The winners will get to choose their three favorites - and I guarantee it will be a tough choice!

Susan Smith of Stitched by Susan has decided she wants to be a giver this year, so she's offering edge to edge long arm quilting services, batting and return postage for one lap size quilt, (max 4875 square inches).

Chris Behme of chrisknitssews and not much else (don't you love that name!) has donated a $25 gift certificate to Always In Stitches in Noblesville, Indiana!  They have a great on-line shop you should check out...

And Karen McCutchen has very generously shared some quilting goodies with us - a Connecting Threads Essential Cotton Salt & Pepper thread set, a Connecting Threads 5000 yard black cotton cone, Machine Quilting Skillbuilder 1, a large fabric with preprinted quilting to practice on, and a Mini Coffee Cup Quilt Pattern!

We've also had some wonderful Quilt Fairies who are helping us obtain more goodies to giveaway. That's still in progress, but here's a few pictures of some of the goodies just to whet your appetite...


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 Jamie of L'Fair Quilts will be our guest blogger!!

Remember, if you post pictures of your H2H quilts or in-progress shots on Instagram, tag me (fabricaddictquilts) and use the tags #Hands2Help2018, #h2h2018, @littlelambsfoundationforkidsut #quiltyhugs, and/or #victoriaquiltscanada.

Time to get quilting!!



PS If you're just now finding out about the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge, there's still plenty of time to enter!  Just fill out the form in the top right sidebar (be sure to scroll down and fill out the complete form!) You can read more about the Challenge by clicking the Page tab at the top of the blog...


  1. What awesome prizes! Good luck to all the participants!

  2. The generosity of the sponsors is awesome! Thank you all. :-)

  3. Wow, you've really got some very generous sponsors for this event! So excited to be participating again this year :-)

  4. Wow...amazing sponsors. Such generousity.

  5. Wow! Amazing prizes! Quilters really are incredibly generous.

  6. I didn't realize how BIG this quilting event is!
    How wonderful for all the participants and the future recipients!

  7. Each year when I think it can't get any better, it does. Praying we are able to break another record amount of quilts again this year.

  8. All such generous prizes. Quilters truly are the best people.

  9. Wow - so many great sponsors here! I'm almost finished with my quilt top, and trying to get through customer work asap to get it on the frame soon. :)

  10. Thanks for the "shout out." I noticed an uptick on my blog Sunday after you posted. I guess that means I have to actually post something. You've managed to find some wonderful sponsors again this year.

  11. Wow, this are some wonderful prizes!. Makes me happy to play along each year.

  12. Fabulous things! I'm calling two companies I know tomorrow to see what I can make happen.


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