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June 15, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Getting Ready For Vacay! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I love Mondays - and especially the Monday of the week before vacation!  It will be a super busy week as I get everything ready, but the anticipation makes it all worth it.  

But first, let's see what happened with last week's list....

1.  Finish assembling the t-shirt quilt top.
2.  Quilt and bind the t-shirt quilt.
Done!  I'll be delivering the quilt tomorrow, just in time for the little girl's treatments which begin Friday morning.  I'll share more pictures on Friday with a bit of the story...


3.  Divvy up the thank you ...

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June 7, 2021
Hands2Help 2021 Is In The Books!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

We've made it!  Thirteen weeks ago, the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2021 began, and since that time, an amazing effort has been going on to spread comfort across the world!  By the numbers, quilters from 45 U.S. states, four Canadian provinces, and one Australian territory participated.  Isn't that incredible?  And here's another number...


195 fabulous quilters completed
this year's Challenge!!!

But that's not the best number from this year...

Because you all set a new record!!!



That's right!!!  This year you all made and donated 1,034 quilts, 
the largest number ...

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June 5, 2021
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? MORE Quilts for Hands2Help!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


 Hi, all!

Friday has finally rolled around once again, and we all know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  It's been a busy week around here, and my inbox has been flooded with beautiful quilts being shipped all over the country for Hands2Help!  So today I'm going to share the ones that have come in since Tuesday so we can all give those non-blogging participants a huge WHOOP WHOOP!  Let's get started!

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Adele D. sent these quilts off to Covered in Love, Little Lambs, 
and Quilty Hugs!

Angie N ...

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June 2, 2021
Hands2Help 2021 - And The Quilts Keep Rolling In! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

This year's response to the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge has been overwhelming - after posting so many beautiful "non-blogger" quilts on Sunday, I kept receiving more in my inbox!  So here's another post with some beauties....

Yvonne J. is sending these colorful quilts to Little Lambs and Covered In Love!


And here are quilts with a theme - made by Paula D., they are going to 
some Hometown Hero teachers, a guidance counselor, and an after-school care worker!

Kathy L. made this beautiful quilt for Quilty Hugs


Kathryn S. sent these two to Quilty Hugs!

Jean W. donated ...

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May 30, 2021
Hands2Help - Time to Show Off Your Quilts! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Can you believe it? We've finally reached the end of this year's Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge!  I'm so excited to see all the quilts that have been sent off to provide comfort to people all over the world - you are all so amazing to have been a part of this huge effort!!

Just a quick note about this post - I'll be sharing pictures of some quilts that have been sent to me over the past couple of weeks since the last check-in date, and some "housekeeping" items at the end of the post, then ...

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May 23, 2021
Hands2Help - Recognizing our Hometown Heroes! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

The end of May is fast approaching, and with it the end of this year's Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge!  But this week we are going to pause for a few minutes and recognize our Hometown Heroes!


My challenge to you was simple - find someone who has inspired you during this time of pandemic and let them know that they are seen, valued, and appreciated with the gift of a quilt.  Our guest blogger Carole provided us with another option as she presented a tutorial for these wonderful pillows...


...which would be a perfect gift to let someone ...

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May 16, 2021
Hands2Help - Meet Guest Blogger Kathy! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

I know it's hard to believe, but we are rapidly reaching the end of this year's Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge!  Today we welcome our last guest blogger, Kathy, who has a quick and easy (and scrappy) quilt tutorial for us.  And just in case you don't make it to the end of this post, be sure to remember that next week will be your chance to share your Hometown Heroes story!  More about that at the end of the post.  For now, I'm going to turn it over to Kathy!

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 Hi everyone,

My name ...

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May 14, 2021
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? So Many Fabulous H2Hers!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


 Hi, all!

Here it is, Friday again!!  And you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  I know I am - this is a special post for me, and one I am really most sincerely whooping about!  Read on to find out why - let's get started!

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Last Sunday was the second check-in date for this year's Hands2Help Challenge, and I have been receiving emails all week from non-bloggers who want to share their quilts or progress.  It has been a humbling experience to see all these wonderful quilters ...

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May 9, 2021
Hands2Help - Inspiration from Guest Blogger Wendy! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome back to another Hands2Help Sunday!  As we get closer to the end of the Challenge, I am loving all the beautiful quilt pictures that show up in my in-box.  You are all fabulous!  This week is a check-in week, our last one before the final linky party at the end of May, so be sure to show off your progress in the link-up at the end of this post.  I'll be adding a post later this week showing all the quilts
that our non-blogging friends have sent me.

And now for our next-to-last guest blogger!  Wendy ...

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May 2, 2021
Hands2Help - A Great Tutorial From Guest Blogger Anja! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

May!  The lovely month of May has arrived, with beautiful springtime weather to enjoy and the end of this year's Hands2Help Challenge in sight.  Today we have another guest blogger joining us - Anja from Nova Scotia, who blogs at Anja Quilts!  Anja is always creating something beautiful, it seems, and she has a wonderful tutorial for us today.  So now I will turn the blog over to her!

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Thanks to Sarah for hosting another year of Hands2Help and for the opportunity to guest blog.  I'm Anja, and I blog over at Anja Quilts and on Instagram ...

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April 25, 2021
Hands2Help - Come Tour Guest Blogger Pam's Studio! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


 Hi, all!

It's hard to believe, but this Sunday marks the halfway point of this year's Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge!  I've already seen so many beautiful quilts heading their way to bring comfort and cheer - thank you all for your enthusiastic participation!

And today, we have a new guest blogger - actually, this is her first experience with blogging, as she doesn't have one of her own.  Pam M. lives and creates in a fabulous little studio in DeLand, Florida.  Take a virtual tour through her studio as she shares about it, and then give her a ...

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April 18, 2021
Hands2Help - Meet Guest Blogger Joy @ The Joyful Quilter from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


 Hi, all!

Sunday means another Hands2Help post, and this week we are welcoming guest blogger Joy from The Joyful Quilter!  Joy is definitely joyful, and her delightful blog is great evidence of that.  Stop by and visit her - I guarantee you won't be disappointed.  Today she will be sharing a bit of her love for charity quilting and how she worked to meet needs that came to her attention, so I will turn the blog over to her now!

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Welcome to my GUEST BLOGGER post for Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict's 2021 Hand2Help Charity Quilt Challenge!!  I ...

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April 16, 2021
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? Lots of Beautiful H2H Quilts! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

It's a beautiful spring Friday, and we all know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  I've got something a little different this week - I'll be sharing the non-blogging H2H participants' quilt progress, which is definitely something worth whooping about!  So let's get started....

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These two quilts were made by Linda C., and will be going to Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo...



These two were made by Dee F. for Little Lambs and Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo, respectively.



These three are from Stephanie in Western Australia ...

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April 11, 2021
Hands2Help - Meet Guest Blogger Carole With A Hometown Heroes Idea! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's time for another Hands2Help post, and this week our guest blogger is Carole, who blogs at From My Carolina Home.  Carole designs beautiful quilts and hosts mystery quilt-alongs for her designs, which are always named for dances.  Her current mystery is the Pachanga, which always makes me think of Dirty Dancing - how about you?  

This week Carole has a great suggestion and tutorial for our Hometown Heroes project, so let's get started!

Oh, and don't forget - this is a check-in week, so if you've got some progress to share, you can link up ...

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April 4, 2021
Hands2Help - Meet Guest Blogger Susan and her Stained Glass Tutorial! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Welcome to the first guest blogger post of Hands2Help 2021!  This week I'm pleased to welcome Susan, of Stitched by Susan.  Susan quilts beautifully with her long arm, and is also generous in sharing her knowledge and skills via the internet.  AND she has a beautiful quilt tutorial to share with us today!  Ever a scrappy quilter, she has come up with a design that is a perfect scrap buster, and she shows it in several different color ways to show you just how versatile the pattern is.  So without further ado, I'll turn the blog ...

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March 28, 2021
Hands2Help - Meet the Sponsors! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!


I hope you're enjoying the Challenge so far!  Maybe you've started on your quilts, maybe not - everyone works at a different pace - so it's all good!  Today we're going to meet the sponsors who have contributed some lovely things to thank all of you wonderful quilters for participating in the Challenge‚Ķ.



First, let's meet the corporate sponsors.  



 C&T Publishing is providing a coupon for each participant for 25% off a purchase.  They have loads of fabulous books - I'd have a hard time choosing!



Amy Smart, who blogs at Diary of a ...

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March 21, 2021
Hands2Help - Giveaway Winners, and Tips, Tutorials, and Tasty Things! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow do you all rock!!!  As of the time I'm writing this post, 242 people have already signed up for the Challenge!!!  That is AMAZING!  Now, if you're just now seeing this, it's not too late to sign up, and there's still lots of giveaway goodies to be had at the end of the Challenge - so in the theory of "better late than never", hop over here, read about the Challenge, then if it appeals to you, sign up and join in the fun!

And, as promised, there's a giveaway drawing for those ...

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January 27, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... And I Bet You Do Too! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

It has been a busy busy week here, and only promises to get busier!  I'm working on three memory quilts, and the customer has also commissioned two t-shirt quilts after that; another customer wants one t-shirt quilt by late February; and I just got another commission for two t-shirt quilts by April and June.  Whew!  All that on top of doing the administrative work for this year's Hands2Help Challenge and prepping for this year's tutorial series, String Therapy.  

All that to say, this week I am tapped out as far as scrappy sewing.  Of course ...

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June 16, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Slowly Getting Back to Normal... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Last week flew by, didn't it? But I got lots and lots done and I'm finally starting to feel like things are beginning to get back to normal, just a little bit.  Are you starting to feel that way too, or are things still out of whack for you?  

Strange things happened last week - like my missing batting (ordered on May 9th!) finally turning up!


I won't bore you with the whole story, but suffice it to say I won't be ordering again from Joann.com any time soon!  I'm mainly just glad ...

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June 10, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Lots To Do This Week! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's Monday after the end of this year's Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge, and I'm STILL counting quilts!  It is wonderful to keep seeing emails pop up in my inbox with more and more quilts - so keep them coming!  Here are the ones I've received pictures of since I wrote Sunday's post...

Laura K. made these two, plus six more, that were all sent to Little Lambs of Utah....




Mary O. just sent me a picture of her happy quilt, which will be going to Quilts of Compassion...


Selina K. sent these two tops ...

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