Sarah Craig from Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting her 11th annual charity challenge.
Here is the background information on what I consider to be one of the years most wonderful challenges from Sarah’s post:
“2021 represents the eleventh year of the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge! We’ve had an amazing ten years…
2011: 47 quilters made 60 quilts. 2012: 55 quilters made 94 quilts. 2013: 65 quilters made 127 quilts. 2014: 70 quilters made 145 quilts
2015: 67 quilters made 147 quilts
2016: 104 quilters made 194 quilts
2017: 125 quilters made 267 quilts
2018: 150 quilters made 416 quilts
2019: 200 quilters made 876 quilts! 2020: 117 quilters made 526 quilts!
Even with COVID, we had a respectable showing last year, and with those quilts, we have spread comfort to almost 3000 people! I can’t wait to see what the eleventh year of the Challenge has in store – so let’s begin!”
To see what groups will be benefitting from this year’s challenge click on the logo above to get more information.
Since I am Canadian I will once again be supporting;
Linda Miller has once again volunteered to be a collection point for quilt tops for Victoria’s Quilts Canada. Here’s a little bit about their organization:
The mission of Victoria’s Quilts Canada is to provide handmade quilts to people living with cancer in Canada. By providing these quilts we hope to bring physical comfort to those dealing with cancer, as well as spiritual comfort in knowing they are not alone in their struggle.
Donations for this charity will be a little bit different, so take careful note: quilt TOPS only, measuring 50″ x 70″, made of 100% cotton. Linda is located in Canada, so this charity will be particularly convenient for our Canadian participants, and if anyone elsewhere chooses to participate, the postage will be significantly reduced as opposed to mailing a completed quilt.
I discovered them last year and managed to finish and send 3 quilt tops to Linda to take to her branch of Victoria’s Quilts Canada where an incredible group of volunteers sandwiched, quilted and bound the quilts. They also take an extra 12” block (which they ask you to include) to make a presentation bag for the quilt.
So this is a call out for my Canadian quilty friends. If you have quilt tops you are no longer in love with or a stack of unquilted tops you are wanting to donate, this is a great cause.
Thanks for reading my post. If you want more information or the contact info for Linda Miller, please drop me a comment or email me. 😉 Carol