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 2017 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!
Free Spirit Fabrics has joined us as a new sponsor this year, and look at all the beautiful precuts they have provided! There will be many happy H2Hers when this is divided up!!
The fabulous Kate Spain (and her husband Pete!) have sent oodles and oodles of mini-charm bundles of both her newest line, Early Bird, and her beautiful Grand Canal line. I love these sweet little precuts - a fun way to see and play with all the fabrics in a line!
This year, InspiredLED has is back again, and is donating TEN of their awesome sewing machine lighting kits!! I have these on both my domestic machine and my long arm machine and they are mah-ve-lous, darling!!! They also have other great LED lighting and the best prices I've seen around - you should check out their site!
Amy Smart, who blogs at Diary of a Quilter, has sent a huge bundle of giveaway items. Amy's blog is always a delight to me - she makes such pretty quilts (and photographs them well, too!)
The folks over at Fat Quarter Shop are back again this year, offering two $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 own book, Step-By-Step Free Motion Quilting, and a copy of The Quilting Manual.
Christa Watson, who blogs over at Christa Quilts, is donating two of her PDF quilt patterns. Yes, before she was an author, she designed patterns (some of which I had the honor and pleasure of testing for her!) and they are fabulous!
Annie Toy, well known for Annie's Ruby Slipperz, is donating some quilt-y goodies and books! She's a long-time champion of the Challenge and I'm so grateful for her support!!
Fabricworm has come through with some of their beautiful Birch organic fabrics - four fat quarter bundles! I've seen these fabrics personally - they are so soft and gorgeous - and I'm already jealous of the people who will take these home!!
Stash Builder Box provides a monthly quilting box full of fabric, patterns and fun, and for every box they sell, they take a portion of their own stash and turn it into charity quilts to give to children in need through various organizations. A great cause, and a great way to build up your own stash for a very reasonable cost! They are celebrating their first anniversary this month, too! You can also find her on Instagram as @stashbuilderbox - show her some love, H2Hers!!! Amanda has signed up to provide three of her monthly boxes as prizes - awesome!!!
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 coasters as prizes for Hands2Help! Be sure to check out his website to see all the beautiful things he creates just for quilters!!
You know I've talked about how much I love my Hera marker - and Clover is donating twenty-one Hera markers for some of our fabulous participants!!!
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 a quilt batt to be given away to one lucky H2Her!
And 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!
Sharon Vrooman, who blogs at Vroomans Quilts, is donating these two beautiful fat quarter bundles of Good Neighbors fabric! Sharon is an amazing scrap quilter - if you've never visited her blog before, you really should - you WILL be inspired!!
Lara Bucella, who blogs at BuzzinBumble, a copy of her book, Crafted Appliqué - New Possibilities! I have read her book and LOVE the technique she uses for appliqué - definitely new and a perfect solution for a lot of the problems people have with appliqué!
Terri Johnson, who blogs at QuiltNCards, is donating a bundle of five fat quarters in bright, lovely colors!! Terri does the most amazing paper piecing - you should see some of her creations!
Joanne Hubbard, who blogs at Everyone Deserves a Quilt, noticed how many precuts we've received as prizes, so she thought that a book about using precuts would be useful - so she's donating a copy of "I Love Precut Quilts" for one lucky winner!
Kathleen Gansert, a/k/a KatieQ, who blogs at Katie's Salt Marsh Path, will be bringing us some goodies, too! How about eight fat quarters of Arizona by April Rhodes? Awesome!! Such gorgeous fabrics - I love that southwest vibe...
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...
Susan McAdams is donating a $20 gift certificate to Intrepid Thread... ooh I sense a shopping spree coming on!
Norece E. is donating these four V & Co. books, each one paired with a matching spool of thread and fat quarter! These books are so much fun - I have all of them and they are chock full of great ideas and lessons about color.
Myra at Busy Hands Quilts is donating two of her PDF patterns...
Karen Goad at Quilts...Etc. is providing a fun flannel fat quarter bundle for one lucky winner...
We've also got some great prizes - fabric, books, notions, and other quilt-y goodness - from some donors who wish to remain anonymous. We'll call them the Quilt Fairies, I think! Here's just a few of those fabulous prizes...
A set of Connecting Threads Essentials...
A fat quarter bundle of From Bump to Baby by Gina Martin...
Four winners will receive a Kona Printed Color Chart fabric panel, all 303 colors on a 24x44 panel by Robert Kaufman...
Frivol Tin #4, Moda Windermere by Brenda Riddle...
An Owl Pillow Kit - Who, What and Where by Sewing Sue in Yosemite Park Flannels...
Four 12-fat quarter bundles of fabrics (The Owl and The Pussycat) from some favorite designers!
And there are more, I just haven't had time to photograph them yet!
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 Pam of Quilting Fun will be our guest blogger!!
I've been on Instagram for a year now, and I just love it! 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 #Hands2Help2017, #h2h2017, #happychemoquilts, #camphobequilts, and/or #refugeequilts.
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...