Sunday, May 15, 2022

Hands2Help Quilt Parade Part 1

 Hi everyone, and welcome to a parade of pretty H2H quilts from non-bloggers! 

We have some really pretty things to look at today, but first an important update: I have heard from Sarah, and she is doing well and following along with our progress. I'm sure you join me in sending all our best wishes and thoughts her way. This is all of us waving wildly, Sarah, and sending you all the best!

So, now to some quilts! These are in no particular order, and are as they were sent to me, except that I did make some collages in Google Photos just to make things easier for myself when people had multiple quilts.

First up is this beauty from Barb Tazelaar. This one went to Quilty Hugs:

 Next, Pat Kattner sent a picture of several quilts that were donated to her local Meals on Wheels program:

Beauties! Next is a lovely patriotic-colored quilt from Carol Westover. The collage shows the pretty piecing and quilting, with a second shot of her cute label. It went off to Mercyful Quilts:

Mary Oliver made two beauties for her local Comfort Stitchers:

Marsha Parkhill created these three lovelies for Quilty Hugs:

Stephanie Driel created these three beauties for her local foster kids support program:

Susan Salo sent along a picture of the front of her quilt and the creative back:

No, I don't know why Google Photos stacks some of the pictures and not others. It was free, and it did a good job, and that's all I asked it to do!
Sue Trzcinski donated these three adorable quilts to Little Lambs:
Melody Ballenberg donated seven lovely quilts to Little Lambs. Here are the first four:

And the final three beauties:

I apologize that the collage creator does weird things! But they are still adorable quilts!
Juanita sent her six tops to Victoria's Quilts Canada. Here are the three collages of her tops:


 A Saguaro top! I love it! 

And the third set:

And finally for today, Kelley Stover sent along pictures of nine beauties. All of these went to a charity for Ukraine. Here are the first four:

And the next four:

And the final quilt:

That winds us up for today! Thanks to all who made these gorgeous quilts and sent in their pictures. If you sent a quilt picture and didn't see it here, it will appear in next week's parade. There is still time to send in yours as well, so get them to me this week and I'll put them into next week's post. Meanwhile, everyone show some love for these makers in the comments!

REMINDER: don't forget to add your quilts to the count using the form right HERE. We are over 150 quilts so far!

Also, don't forget that there is a linkup coming on May 29, and our challenge ends on June 5 with the prize announcements.

Happy stitching, everyone!


ButterZ said...

Beautiful quilts donated. Well done everyone.

Rosec said...

Great variety of colorful patterns. So much fun to see them.

Bernie Kringel said...

I do love a quilt parade! These are wonderful. It is so fun to see the colors people choose, patterns they make - all of it! Thank you for sharing these Mari. Lovely time spent looking at pretty quilts and enjoying my coffee this morning!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Mari! And especially Hi to Sarah!! What a fabulous start to the quilt parade. Everyone is doing such a nice job. I am impressed with the overall kindness of the quilting community. Give them a mission or a cause and everyone jumps in with both feet. Thank you for all your hard work! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Susie H said...

Fabulous quilts. So much love being sewn and given out!

piecefulwendy said...

What fun to see all the beautiful quilts being donated!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

So fun to see all those!! and great inspiration!