Sunday, May 7, 2023

Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge Week 8 - Time to Check In, Another Guest Post, and A Giveaway!


Hi, all!

Welcome to week eight of this year's Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge!  I've got lots of info to pass on in this post, so be sure to read all the way through, ok?  First off, it's time for another check-in, where you can show off your progress, and cheer others on.  There'll be a link-up for that at the end of this post.  

We've also got an other great guest blogger today - Leanne of Devoted Quilter.  Leanne's been a long-time supporter of the Challenge, and always has something interesting to share.  She's has a huge love for scrappy quilts (and she's even offering a free guide to help organize your scraps!) So pop on over to her blog and check out the great baby quilt pattern she has for you!

Many of you have been emailing me asking for the shipping addresses for the H2H charities.  I don't post these online for security reasons, but will be happy to send them to you if you email me directly at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com.  Additionally, some of you have had issues with the cost of shipping to Canada (which I completely understand!) so if you find that you just can't handle the international shipping, one of our fellow H2Hers has stepped up to offer to be a local collection point in the US for the MCC quilt tops.  She sent this info that she obtained from her local MCC location:

The comforter tops can be as simple as squares sewn together--4", 6", 8", 10", etc., or they can be pieced quilt tops.  Often the comforters go to places where durability is important.  Also, for size, the tops need to be at least 60" x 80" or a little larger, or double size quilts.  No baby, toddler, nap size.  They also accept quilted and bound quilts but are happy to get the tops.  If people have an MCC location near them, they can drop off the tops there, too.

And now I've got some pictures to share that have been sent to me this week by some folks without blogs.

These first ten are from Juanita H, and will be given to her local Friends Group of Victoria's Quilts Canada.

And the next three are from Linda M.  She didn't say where they were being sent, but I'm sure any of this year's groups or her local groups would be happy to get them!

And last, but not least, I've got another giveaway for you!  And how do you enter, you ask?  First of all, be a participant in the Challenge (we're up to 173 people officially signed up now!); then link up or leave a comment here telling about your progress on your H2H quilts; and visit Leanne's guest post and leave a comment there.  Each will count as an entry in the giveaway.  I have four of these to give away today...
Look at all those pretty colors!  Definitely something every quilter can use, right?  So get going - I'll leave the giveaway open until next Saturday morning (5/13) at 8 am CST, and announce the winners next Sunday.

Don't forget to link up and share your progress, or leave a comment!




  1. I have 3 baby quilts pieced. However, I had eye surgery and can't bend over or see clear, so I am not sure when I can get the batting cut or quilted.

  2. I have 2 babies and will have a top or two to donate to MCC

  3. I've got 2 quilt tops ready to sandwich and quilt. I'll email pictures soon. I have enjoyed the guest bloggers so much! And I love your FQ organization. I love FQ too.

  4. Beautiful quilts by Juanita and Linda! That's great to have a US collection point for MCC. Could you email me that address? I may be able to get another top done for them.

  5. I am just binding a baby quilt for Little Lambs organization.

  6. Working on a number of quilts for Little Lambs Foundation. I so enjoy helping out with this charity drive and always appreciate you organizing it Sarah!

  7. I have delivered six quilts so far and I'm working on the 8th! I'll try to get pictures of some of them. All but one are the simple cobblestone quilts that I put together last year in kits. It's so fun to have something ready-made to pick up and start on. And these quilts are all easy for me to quilt mostly stitch in the ditch. I have donated the first six to The Love Basket in Columbia, MO. The next two will go to City of Refuge in the same town. It's inspiring to see everyone's progress!!

  8. Somehow I messed up and didn't get my image on there, but the link does work! So many beautiful quilt tops going to so many deserving places. Thank you for organizing all of this!

  9. So far I’ve finished 6 quilt top for Victoria’s Quilts Canada and Quilts for Survivors. I’m hoping to get to a total of 8 by the end of the challenge.

  10. Oh I have got to get a process photo of my quilt to make the deadline for the link party. Working on the quilting.


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