Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hands2Help Quilts Now Donated

This morning after my Mysore yoga class, I stopped in at the Sexual Assault Centre in Windsor to drop off the two lap quilts I've made for Sarah's Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.  I just love these two cuddly quilts; carrying them in felt like carrying a small child or a small animal somehow. 
I don't know what it is about these two, but my heart is in them like no other charity quilt I've made.
April 22 - I got mine done really early this year
My sister, Linda, gave me the idea of making a quilt for a child who has been sexually abused.  Here I am earlier this morning:
I had brought a clean shirt so you wouldn't see me in my sweaty yoga top, lol. The first photo the receptionist took I just had them in my hands, and then I thought to open them up for another picture.
I like that picture!  The parking lot directly in front of the building was getting new pavement out front so we did the photo shoot in the foyer by the Board of Directors sign.  It's a nondescript building, most likely by design, so there was no sign on it that said Sexual Assault Centre.
I'm so happy that Sarah allowed for participation to those of us, like me, who want to give to a local charity.  I'd rather put the $20 postage I paid last year to ship my quilt towards the making of another quilt!  I intend to make a couple more for boys, as these two are very girly.  You can read the finish post here and the flimsy posts for each quilt here and here.

In case you missed it, here is my post for the Crafted Appliqué blog hop for the release of Lara's first book.  There is a giveaway for a copy of her book, as well as a second giveaway for the pattern for the dogs and cats cushion/wallhanging that I made.  Both are open internationally and I will draw two winners this Sunday, May 22.
I put my Crafted Appliqué potholders I also made to good use last night as I 'ate my feelings' to quote my daughter, Dayna.  It's been a tad stressful these past couple of weeks with Rocco's knee injury and subsequent surgery and bedrest.  He's being such a little trooper, such a good boy.  Six more days until he gets his staples out!

One more sale announcement at Craftsy for their 5-year-old May birthday celebrations:  classes!  If you're like me, you have an ongoing Wishlist (love that feature) and wait patiently until your desired class goes on sale.  Might want to check it out....after all, you're saving money, which means more for fabric!  All their top classes are 50% off, sweet!

Thanks to my readers and sweet friends in QBL, I made $10 last weekend on Craftsy's Supplies and Kits Sale.  Mwah!  Thank you so very much, you know who you are.  I am going to pay it forward and support some independent designers for the May is for Makers event.  Stay tuned for that post.

Linking up with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation.

21 comments:

  1. Those quilts are both great. I'm with you on the donate local vs pay for shipping. I'm fortunate to have a group to sew with that does a lot of donation quilts so I never have to think about where to send them. Now all I need to do is get some finished!! Glad to hear Rocco is being a good boy with his bedrest. I've been wondering how he was doing.

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  2. Those quilts are lovely and you look absolutely gorgeous holding them. Seriously, your hair is perfect. So jealous!!! I am sure you'd look delectable in your sweaty yoga top. The cookies look good, but I'd take the butterflies :-D
    Hugs,
    Preeti.
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

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  3. Donating quilts always feels wonderful to me, and these are going to make someone feel loved, I just know it.

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  4. Lovely quilts and your cookies don't look bad either!

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  5. Yeah for a quilt delivery! I just put the binding on my Hand2Help quilt tonight. Sorry to hear Rocco is under the weather. Hope all goes well.

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  6. This post made me smile! The quilts you made are sure to bring a smile and provide warmth and comfort to a child who needs exactly that! Yay you!

    And those cookies look amazing! I'm on week two of no sugar. . . I might have licked my monitor! ;)

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  7. I like the quilts because they are modern, I think the same is true for you:-) I agree donating locally makes sense, I hate the price of postage!

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  8. Both of those quilts are beautiful and for such a great cause! Your cookies look very yummy too :)

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  9. Both ate beautiful and bright! I love them

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  10. Beautiful quilts for a wonderful cause. I hope to drop my quilt off soon.

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  11. Both of the quilts have a cheerful look and will be loved by their recipients. That is a really good thing you did Sandra and not a cause we hear about very often.

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  12. Two beautiful quilts that will be much loved and treasured
    Those biscuits look good !

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  13. So happy these loving quilts are complete. When you carried them in, I believe you were feeling the future emotions and subsequent strength that a child in this situation will derive from holding his/her filled-with-love quilt close, using it for comfort. It's a sad day when a quilt needs to go to a recipient for this type of cause, but wonderful that you can contribute to the child's healing. <3

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    1. And thank you for doing this. Thank you for using my suggestion. A small gesture from you, huge solace for a child.

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  14. Wonderful quilts for a wonderful cause, Sandra! Good work!!!

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  15. These quilts are darling. They are sure to bring comfort and cheer to girls who really need it. I still need to get my H2H in the mail. It will be one I made earlier this year. And by the way, the faces in the trees made me laugh.

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  16. Beautiful quilts. Someone is going to love them.

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  17. I always am taken aback over how much it costs to send a quilt! I squished mine really small today and taped the box tight to keep them from bursting out, thinking that maybe smaller would be cheaper?? Nope. So I can see why you decided to stay local. Those quilts are lovely and seem just right for quilty hugs for some girls who need a healing touch.

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  18. I wish I would of known that we could of stayed with a closer to home charity, you were smart...it is so expensive to mail. I too have squished my quilt into a box and hope that the box will not burst in transit. Your two quilts are going to bring some happiness to someone. Beautiful work.

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  19. These are so darling! How nice that you were able to find a local place to donate to. I've been thinking of reaching out to one of our local groups that deals with foster kids to see if they'd like donation quilts in the future.

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  20. What beautiful quilts and how awesome to be able to deliver them in person!

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