Sunday, March 13, 2022

Hands2Help sponsors and prizes

 Hi everyone, and welcome back to the Hands 2 Help Comfort Quilt Challenge for 2022! 

Today's post is about the prizes at the end of the Challenge, but first I want to share these two links about two of our quilt recipients this year:

First, our friend Bernie has written a post about Mercyful Quilts, which you can read right HERE. Remember to contact me for the address when you are ready to send your quilt. Don't send it to Bernie! She's moving and your quilt may be lost.

Second, HERE is a link to a lovely and inspiring article about Victoria's Quilts Canada, which is requesting quilt tops, not completed quilts. Just for reference, HERE is a link to mailing information for Canada. You will need a Customs form, and please remember to mark your package as a gift, not a product. I think this has something to do with taxes due.

Okay, on to the prizes!
Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash

New for this year

Major thanks to everyone who has already been really supportive of this year's Challenge! For the last several years, Sarah would make sure that she had enough prizes for everyone to get something at the end of the Challenge. The Challenge is now so big (and I started late) that this really isn't possible this year. BUT, please note the following two points:

Everyone who signs up for the Challenge and donates a quilt will receive a small thank you gift in the mail at the end of the Challenge. This way everyone gets something small along with a great big thanks for their hard work and generosity. 

If you are not interested in prizes (even the big ones), there is a box on the sign-up form for you to check for "no prizes, please!" Not everyone is interested, so this insures that people don't get something they don't want. 

In June, at the end of the Challenge, I'll use a random number generator to assign the prizes to those in the prize pool. Again, not everyone will "win," but everyone will have big thanks! And I'll spread the prizes around as much as I can, too.

A partial list of prizes

Those of you who are interested in prizes, here is a partial list of what we have already. I'm still collecting others, and waiting to hear from some companies, so I'll update this list as I know more. Check back if  you're interested in something in particular! And, of course, if you'd like to contribute something, please get in touch!

Quilter's Dream batting has sent a box of different things, but it hasn't arrived yet. You know it will be good, though!
UPDATE: A variety of quilt battings in throw and crib sizes!

A pdf quilt pattern from Emily of Aunt Em's Quilts. Emily is also the force behind Quilty Hugs, one of our quilt recipients this year. She is also offering some handmade soap to another winner.

Edge-to-edge longarm quilting on one baby-sized quilt, including Hobbs 80/20 batting, thread, AND return postage from Stitched by Susan. She does beautiful work, so go check out her site!

Yardage packages from Northcott Fabrics. These haven't arrived yet, but I'll update when they do. You know they will be beauties!

A $35 gift certificate to Plain Janes and Co., a nifty online quilt shop, donated by the shop.

A $15 certificate to Bear Creek Quilt Co,. another online shop, donated by a reader. 

Inspired LED is donating 3 Sewing Machine Lighting Kits with expansion packs. These are really cool and give off a *lot* of light. 

A free digital pattern from Stitchin at Home, a Canadian Etsy shop, donated by Cindy Pieters.
A free digital pattern for 3 different winners from Vicki at Patterns by Vicki.

Four sets of four fat quarters of Frosted Forest from Windham Fabrics.
A nice stack of batik fat quarters, from an anonymous donor.
A free digital pattern for 10 winners from St. Louis Folk Victorian, donated by Kristi Daum. Really cute modern patterns!

Fat Quarter Shop has offered $25 gift certificates for three lucky winners.
Kona cotton yardage, from another anonymous donor.

A Panda Prints jelly roll, by Kim Schaeffer for Andover Fabrics, from another donor.

A free pattern for ten winners from our good friend Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.
 And speaking of friends, a digital pattern from Sew Preeti Quilts.
A class for one lucky person from Christina Cameli.
An Emily Taylor Collage Aviary Quilt pattern that has been discontinued, donated by a generous reader.
Fat quarters, jelly rolls, and charm packs donated by anonymous readers. (Photos coming!)
Okay, I know I forgot someone! Forgive me, and drop me a note and I'll add you in! And if you'd like to contribute something that isn't listed, I won't turn you away! Fabric, digital patterns, and gift certificates are always appreciated.
As I said, I'll update this list as we go along, so check back. People have been really generous so far, so I'm sure there will be a fun mix of prizes by the time we end in May.

Next Steps

Next week our sign ups open! Be sure to come back then and we'll get this party started! Until then, have a good week, and happy stitching!


ButterZ said...

Fantastic effort Mari

Preeti said...

You amaze me, Mari. And all this while you have been concerned that you were falling short??? You are silly and I love you. You got this.

piecefulwendy said...

You are doing really well, getting everything pulled together! Thank you for taking this on!

Susie H said...

Great job, Mari!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful job! I know this will work out, and I'll get to you on the fat quarter stacks!

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Thanks for all your hard work Mari!!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Mari! You are doing such a nice job. It is hard to step into someone's shoes, especially ones that have been filled by the same person for so many years. Please don't let it stress you out. Happy Sunday to you. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Bernie Kringel said...

Wow Mari! This is wonderful. What a great event you have set up.

I want to share that Mercyful Quilts just received three quilts from Hands2Help already!

Soooo great. Thank you for including us as recipients!!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

What a wonderful line up of sponsors once again. Thank you for organizing all of this xx

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice work a getting sponsors for this year's H2H event, Mari!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What an amazing round up!!!