Sunday, March 28, 2021

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.  

 C&T Publishing is providing a coupon for each participant for 25% off a purchase.  They have loads of fabulous books - I'd have a hard time choosing!

Amy Smart, who blogs at Diary of a Quilter, has sent a huge bundle of her patterns and some other goodies!  An accomplished pattern and fabric designer, her blog is always interesting and insightful.

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!

Judi from Green Fairy Quilts is offering a $25 gift certificate for her shop.  And here's a heads-up - they are having a great sale on fat quarter bundles right now!  (Many of you may not know this, but Judi was part of the inspiration for the Hands2Help Challenge the first year.)

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 24 crib-size quilt batts to be given away as prizes!

Northcott Fabrics has joined us as a sponsor again 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!  

Quilters Dream Batting has generously donated five quilt batts for our participants!  These are great batts, particularly for hand quilting!

Emily Bailey, who blogs at Em's Scrap Bag and is also the champion for one of our charities, Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo, is donating three mini soap samples and twelve PDF patterns from her shop! If you love scrappy quilting, you need to be reading Emily's blog - she's the queen of scraps!

Pineapple Fabrics is returning as a sponsor this year with great giveaway goodies!  Be sure to check out their on-line shop and tell them thank you!

Elizabeth Hartman, pattern designer extraordinaire, has joined us as a sponsor this year by sending ten of her patterns!  Her designs are definitely on my bucket list - if you aren't familiar with them yet, you can check them out on her website.

Do you love really great lighting at your sewing machine? Then you need to check out InspiredLED!  I absolutely love their lights on both my tabletop sewing machine and on my long arm - they really help my old eyes!  InspiredLED is donating three lighting kits for this year's Challenge!

Thanks to the recommendation of a fellow H2Her, Jaftex Companies is joining us as a sponsor this year.  Don't know Jaftex? Well, I bet you know one or more of their subsidiary companies - FreeSpirit, Henry Glass, Studio E, Blank, A.E. Nathan and Fabric Editions.  The folks at Jaftex have sent four jelly rolls as their contribution to this year's Challenge!

Felicia's World is joining us this year as a new sponsor.  They are providing some of their paper piecing foundation papers, which are just the coolest thing!  I'll be talking about them on the blog soon as I have been trying them out - it's lots of fun, and a great way to use up scraps!

Joy Martin, who can be found over on Instagram as @themakingsofjoy leaped into pattern designing last year with her Scrap Mountain Quilt and subsequent quilt-along.  She has since added another pattern to her catalog, Pride and Prejudice, and is offering both patterns to three lucky participants!  

Bernie Kringel, who has a fun blog and great little shop at Needle & Foot, is providing $25 gift certificates for two lucky participants!  Bernie has beautiful fabrics in her shop, definitely worth taking a look!!

Kristy from St. Louis Folk Victorian is joining us this year, too!  Kristy designs really beautiful modern quilt patterns - check them out in her shop.  She will be donating 20 PDF patterns, which will be divided among ten lucky participants!

And if you've spent any time at all on my blog you probably know how much I love Lorna McMahon's quilt patterns!  She designs traditional piecing patterns that look a whole lot more difficult than they are, guaranteed to impress anyone.  And Lorna is really sharing the love this year - she's giving one PDF pattern of your choice to every participant who finishes the Challenge!  She'll also be joining us in the Challenge this year - I can't wait to see what she makes!

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!

Kathleen Gansert, a/k/a KatieQ, who blogs at Katie's Salt Marsh Path, is donating a beautiful fat quarter bundle.  Katie's trying to get back into the habit of blogging, so stop by her blog and show her some love!!

Susan Smith of Stitched by Susan is returning as a giver this year, offering a flat rate package stuffed full of generous sized scraps (and everyone knows we all need more scraps, right?  I love playing with someone else's scraps!)

Karen McCutchen has put together some wonderful quilting goody bundles that several of our participants are really going to enjoy!

Carole at From My Carolina Home will send to one lucky winner a selection of 6 batting samples and product folders by Hobbs and Quilter's Dream, Create pouch, 6 oz Best Press travel size, Embroidery Scissors, Spool Keychain, Mini Charm Pack, Selection of Fat Quarters, and because we are interested in a lot of things, a fiction novel Round Robin by Jennifer Chiaverini and 2 Milk Street magazines.

Cindy, who blogs over at Stitchin' at Home, is donating two of her PDF patterns!

Myra, who blogs and creates over at Busy Hands Quilts is donating five PDF patterns from her shop, one to each of five participants!  Myra has a newsletter you can sign up for so you can see the great designs she is always coming up with!

Kate, who blogs over at Katie Mae Quilts, is giving a discount code for all the participants to use during the duration of the Challenge (I'll be sending it soon) and is also giving a PDF pattern download to each of five participants!

Louise, who is lucky enough to live on a boat part of the year, blogs at My Quilt Odyssey, and she is offering a layer cake to one lucky participant!  Be sure to click the link to go to her blog and see the boat where she lives - it's got superior decorations!

Sandra, who has the excellent blog name of Musings of a Menopausal Melon (also known as MMM Quilts) is providing two PDF patterns as her donation to the cause!

Nikki Moshier, who can be found on Instagram as @nikki_moshier is returning as a donor, with some fun and fabulous giveaway goodies.  Her little bundles are always fun!

And Annie, who is on Instagram as @anniesrubyslipperz, has provided the wherewithal for a bunch of giveaway goodies!  Annie's an old blogging friend (long time, not age!) and has supported the Challenge for many years.

We've also had some wonderful Quilt Fairies who are helping us obtain more goodies to giveaway.  And if you want to be included in these, there's still time - just email me directly at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com.


Such a great array of prizes from so many generous folks!  Despite our record number of participants (264 to date!) it looks like we will have enough goodies to send a "thank you" to everyone who finishes a quilt!   And if you already said you'd donate something, but you don't see your name here, let me know - I have tried to keep track of everyone, but something may have fallen through the cracks...

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 Susan of Stitched By Susan will be our guest blogger!!

Remember, if you post pictures of your H2H quilts or in-progress shots on Instagram, try to tag me (@fabricaddictquilts) and use the tags #Hands2Help2021 or #h2h2021.  Additionally, you can let your recipients know what you are doing by using the tags @katandcat775 (for Covered In Love), @emsscrapbag (for Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo), @littlelambsfoundationforkids, #victoriasquiltscanada, and #hometownheroesquiltproject.

Time to get quilting!!



PS If you're just now finding out about the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge, there's still plenty of time to enter!  You can read more about the Challenge by clicking the Page tab at the top of the blog, and you'll find the entry form within that Page.  Be sure to scroll down and fill out the complete form, then click Submit!  You'll get a "congratulations" on having completed the form after you've done it correctly.


  1. WOW! That is a long, fabulous list of sponsors for this year's H2H challenge. Thank you hosting.

  2. What a gorgeous place to sew/quilt! Your view is awesome, and I dearly love the setup! And I agree that the list of sponsors and prizes is phenomenal! Well done!

  3. Awesome, Sarah!! I am proud to be a part of this fabulous charity event.

  4. I’m so excited I love being a participant. In fact I’ve got three quilts ready to go!

  5. I just finished the binding on my quilt for Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo.

  6. Wow...that's quite a list of sponsors. Amazing work.

  7. Fantastic support for the H2H Quilt Challenge!

  8. Thank you for all your work in getting corporate sponsors and thanks to all of those Quilt Fairies, too. Prizes aren't required for participation, but they certainly are fun!

  9. That's a lot of quilty love right there!
    I don't know how you keep it all straight!

  10. Woo hoo! Many thanks to all the sponsors for supporting such a great cause!


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