Our Charity Quilts – Hands2Help Call-to-Action
This year is the first year we are participating in the Hands2Help collection hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. This ongoing collection is in its fifth year with increasing participation expanding to over 240 helpers this year. We are so pleased to be involved in this call-to-action!
Best Laid Charity Plans
When I signed us up to participate, selecting a charity or two along with a quilt design(s) became our focus. So many great charities were chosen to focus on this year, and several were so very close to our heart. We read all the information Sarah provided, visited their websites and narrowed it down. We had a design and fabric that would be just perfect, and the timeline was generous for completion. What could possibly go wrong?!! My lovely Ellie Elna sewing machine broke.
Charity Plan B
A broken sewing machine is a poor excuse, don’t you think?! It may have put a damper on finishing up the planned quilt in a timely manner, but don’t count us out. We have quilts made; we have cute quilts made that would be wonderful to give to charity. Plan B was put into effect immediately, and two quilts were selected to be sent on their way. Since we make quite a few baby quilts, Jack’s Basket will be receiving a box of goodies coming their way.
Gender Neutral Quilt
Sue and I spent a (great) deal of time discussing which quilts from our stash would be appropriate to send to Jack’s Basket. We knew we wanted to make sure they were gender neutral, and our go-to colors for that is green and yellow.
Our first quilt choice is this Irish Chain quilt with pale green and white polka dots. On the reverse side are some sweet giraffes in yellow and gray with some random polka dots in yellow and gray on a white background. This quilt could not possibly get more gender neutral if it tried, don’t you think?!
Favorite Color Quilt
The second quilt we elected to send is another gender neutral quilt but in a much brighter palette. Since both, our sweet boy and girl, Dominic and Addison, adore orange it is an easy choice. We have a fun orange polka dot and chevron quilt that would make any orange-lover swoon.
Sue hand quilted this quilt with hearts in each of the chevron blocks. The backing has some adorable owls in turquoise, yellow, green, orange, pink and blue on a white background. I love those little owls!
Charity Begins At Home
We both know just how blessed we are to have our two sweeties in our lives. Not only are they healthy and happy, but we get to see them often. They keep us young and thriving plus we would do anything within our power to give them anything they need. Giving back to charity not only makes our hearts happy, but we truly believe that the child who is wrapped in these quilts will feel our love. We send along prayers and wishes for many blessings. Also enclosed in the box are some additional items that were listed as additional desired items. We will definitely participate again in 2020, and maybe Plan A quilt will be sent on its way too when it’s finished. There has been a lot of Plan B activations lately. <wink>
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