"What does love look like?
It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like."
It's finally here - the beginning of the final linky party for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2014! I am so impressed with all of you - you have become the hands, feet, eyes and ears of love once again through the quilts you have made for others! Thank you so much for participating, whether for the first time or the latest of many, in the Challenge. I appreciate each and every one of you!
Between now and Saturday, June 7th at about 6 pm, please link up your quilts below, either to a new blog post or an old one that shows your quilt. If you don't have a blog, you can link up a picture you have posted in the Flickr group. (If you post your pic in the Flickr group, be sure to put your name and which charity you made the quilt for in the description!) If you are technologically challenged, feel free to email your picture to me at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com and I will post it in the Flickr group and link it up for you!
The best reason to link up your quilt is so that we can all see, admire, and be inspired by each one. But there's another reason, too - thanks to a lot of wonderful donors, we have great giveaway items for each and every one of you! They will be given away by random drawing to everyone of you who links up a finished quilt.
Here, in no particular order, are all the great items that will be given away….
Shannon at FabricsNQuilts is giving a $35 gift certificate for the final giveaway!
Kathy over at Pink Chalk Fabrics is providing three $25 gift certificates to her lovely shop!
Julie at The Intrepid Thread is also providing a $25 gift certificate, which you can use to indulge yourself from her exciting selection of fabrics.
Judi Madsen at Green Fairy Quilts is offering a $30 gift certificate to her lovely shop! Judi just started offering free shipping this year - how awesome is that?
The wonderful folks over at Quilt Dots have chipped in with four sets of their wonderful magnets, and a necklace base for each set!
Craftsy is generously offering five gift certificates for a free on-line class! Have you tried Craftsy yet? It's awesome!
Fabricworm has sent some lovely fabric bundles from their amazing stock of addict-worthy fabric!
GenerationQ Magazine is offering some great back-issue bundles of their magazine. If you haven't seen this magazine, you should check it out - great articles, wonderful photography and awesome patterns! They're also providing a copy of their new book, Stitch 'N Swap!
Pam Nagle, who sells lots of great stuff through Instagram as @auntiepami, is offering eight spools of wonderful Aurifil thread. It will spoil you rotten!
Kate Spain has sent some of her lovely fabrics, some of them out of print, in four fat quarter bundles. She also sent some great Kate Spain goodies!!
Amy Smart, who blogs at Diary of a Quilter, has sent a lovely bundle of giveaway items, too.
And now, books and patterns…
Emily Bailey, who blogs over at Em's Scrap Bag, is donating some of her fabulous patterns!
Karrie Lyne Winters, of Freckled Whimsy fame, has started her own line of patterns, and is donating five sets of the winner's choice of two patterns!
Megan Dougherty, who blogs at The Bitchy Stitcher, is donating a signed copy of her new book, Quilting Isn't Funny. I so want a copy of this for myself - just haven't ordered one yet! Megan always makes me laugh….
Christina Cameli, from A Few Scraps, is donating a signed copy of her new book, First Steps To Free Motion Quilting. I can testify that this is a fabulous book - great at teaching free motion quilting using small and useful projects!!
Annie Toy, well known for Annie's Ruby Slipperz, is donating some quilting books, too! They'll be drop-shipped to the winners directly from Amazon.
And here's what your fellow participants have donated!
Kathy Schwabeland, who blogs over at Lime Green Is A Neutral Color, is donating a copy of Quilt Lovers Favorites from Better Homes & Gardens, a Trim The Tree II paper piecing pattern, and a Stained Glass quilt pattern.
Selina Kidney, who blogs at Selina Quilts, is donating charm packs of Little Black Dress, Juggling Summer, and Breezy Batiks.
Sharon Vrooman, who blogs at Vroomans Quilts, is donating jelly rolls of Wallflowers by Wyndham Fabrics and Enchanted by Free Spirit Fabric.
The fabulous P., who entertains us from her blog, The Way I Sew It, is donating a copy of her pattern, Thoroughly Modern Lily and a $25 gift certificate to Fabric.com.
Susan McAdams, who blogs at suemacseeds, is donating a $25 gift certificate to Fabricworm.
Karen Green is donating 100 I-spy charms, a spool of thread, and a flying geese ruler in a fabric basket that she made!
Kathleen Gansert, a/k/a KatieQ, who blogs at Katie's Salt Marsh Path, is donating a jelly roll of Oink A Doodle Moo!
And the following items come from some donors who wished to remain anonymous...
…but wait - - - there's more!
Marilyn Lewis, who blogs at North Hills Quilter, is donating long arm quilting services.
Sue Daurio, who blogs at Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures, is donating long arm quilting on up to a queen size quilt, choosing from a variety of quilting designs.
WOW!!! That's an amazing list of giveaway items, and I thank all of our donors from the bottom of my heart! You guys are awesome!!!
So now - it's time to link up your finished (or very nearly so) quilts! The linky will remain open until Saturday, June 7th at about 6 pm CST. You can link up from your old or new blogpost, from a picture of your quilt posted in the Flickr group, or for the technologically challenged, you can email me a picture of your quilt at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com and I will post it in the Flickr group and link it up for you. You can email me at that same address with any questions you might have, or if you still need the addresses for mailing your quilts.
Winners should be announced next Sunday, June 8th. But please bear with me, it may be late in the day - it's a big undertaking!
I'm so excited to see the beautiful quilts you've made! I hope you'll each visit the other links and leave comments - this is your time to pat each other on the backs!! You've done awesome work and I can't wait to see you again next year!!
Ready - - - set - - - - GO!!!
PS Be sure to check back in tomorrow for a special event!