Sunday, June 3, 2018

And that's a wrap, Hands 2 Help 2018 Grand Finale

The grand Finale!! Hands 2 Help 2018 has come to and end. These wonderful quilters created 8 beauties for some wonder causes. Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo gets 2 quilts, Little Lambs Foundation for Kids gets 2 quilts, Project Linus local to McHenry Co will get 2 quilts and Sage Cancer Center in McHenry will get 2 quilts from this year and 5 from the previous year. DorothyVeronikaLaurieLiane KoehlRobertTomDeborah - thank you for all you do! We met our goal of 8 quilts this year, and I do think they are the best quilts we've made so far!! Can't wait for Hands 2 Help 2019. Next year for our local donations are going to change it up a little. We will still make quilts for hands 2 help, but we're going to give our local quilts to the care givers of those that receive our quilts. They care for those under the worst of circumstances and comfort those in pain, in need, and in fear. I think it would be great one year to recognize some of those outstanding individuals who make a difference in this world. So if you know of anyone deserving, let us know and we'll get them on our list. Here's a few pictures of what this group of quilters accomplished this year. Thanks to Sarah for hosting Hands 2 Help for so many years, and sending the fat quarters and thread, what a surprise that was!! Cheers to another great year of Hands 2 Help
8 quilts this year, 6 on this line and 2 additional baby quilts on another

The last 5 finished and ready to go to Sage Cancer Center in McHenry
Panto - Golden Curls by Apricot Moon, Hobbs Poly Down batting, So Fine thread 

Kaffe Fasset shot cotton stripes fat quarter bundle - finally used it!

Cozy flannel on the back

Love a quilt hanging on the line
Giant Card Trick quilt - left overs from On Ringo Lake with  a little yellow added

Just hanging

Panto - Good Vibrations #1 Patricia Ritter, quilted the top, then turned the quilt and quilted again to get the good vib cross hatch, fun huh????  Hobbs Poly down batting, king tut thread on top

Cotton Sateen on the back, soooooo soft

Great Granny squares, good way to use those charm packs

Love a pieced back

looks like stained glass with the light showing through

Panto - Daisy Doodle Patricia Ritter, Hobbs Poly Down Batting, Glide Thread

Panto - Daisy Doodle Corner - Patricia Ritter, Hobbs Poly Down Batting, Glide Thread 

more cotton sateen 

Panto - Daisy Doodle Corner - Patricia Ritter, Hobbs Poly Down Batting, Glide Thread 

Cozy flannel on both of these

Panto - Cupid - Leisha Farnsworth and Patricia Ritter, Hobbs Poly Down batting, glide thread

More flannel on the back

Panto - Cupid - Leisha Farnsworth and Patricia Ritter, Hobbs Poly Down batting, glide thread

Here they are, hearts of gold I tell you!

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Check out the linky parties on the side bar, lots of inspiration out there
Cheers to another great year of Hands 2 Help!


  1. Beautiful quilts for such great causes. The colors, quilting and designs just sing.

    1. Thanks Ramona! We had a lot of fun making these, love the hands 2 help time of year!

  2. These are all so beautiful, Sue -- I really love the way you quilted the one made from KF shot cotton stripes. I've got some of those in my stash, too -- this is great inspiration for taking them out and using them!

  3. Kudos to your crew for a bountiful offering. The quilting just pops right out.

  4. A beautiful set of quilts. All going to very worthy homes. Congrats on all the finishes.

  5. Look at all that pretty machine quilting! Great job.

  6. What a kind and generous quilter you are. Nice work!

  7. What a great idea to join forces and create for good causes. All the quilts are lovely and I'm sure will be loved as well. Excellent!!!

  8. Magnifique et bravo de l'idée pour une bonne cause

  9. Just saw your name is the list of winners at AQS. Congratulations. What an accomplishment.


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