Thursday, October 8, 2009

A worthy cause, and a giveaway

Since I began blogging this year, I have often said that quilters are among the most generous people in the world. Between give-aways, charity projects and programs, and just the simple act of putting time and effort into making something beautiful to bring joy to another person--the quilting community is full of random acts of kindness.

This is why I'm sharing this with you.



Hope built on tragedy. I donate quilts to several organizations in my neck of the woods, but this is a wonderful opportunity to help in another community. It doesn't even require you make anything. Donate fabric, thread, batting.

In the spirit of giving (for quilters, Christmas never ends, but lasts all year), once you've stopped over there, leave me a comment--blog about it for a second chance to enter. I might just have a little something to share with my readers--I'll pick a winner this weekend. (PS--please make sure you have your email contact available--I hate to have to pass up someone simply because I can't get in touch with them).

ETA: I'm extending this to give all the bloggers currently in Houston some time to catch up. I'll take entries til midnight EST Wednesday, 10/14.

And the little something? It's a Tiny Tidings jelly roll--I know I'm starting to think Xmas--thought you might be, too... :)

16 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

I'm so glad you are promoting Margaret's Hope Chest. It is a worthy cause. I was so surprised to hear about the increasing number of homless children here in our city. I too am amazed about all the wonderful women and men out there willing to donate quilts. The quilting community is truly wonderful.

SandyQuilts said...

I'm sorry. It could be because many and I mean many are gone to Houston show.

I'm a charity quilt for many local organizations. I hope Margaret's Hope Chest will be a success.

Thanks.

katrina said...

oh sweetie! i'm sorry that you aren't getting the interest in your giveaway! you should list it on curlypops's list of blogtoberfest giveaways. :) and that your back is bad. i feel your pain!

katrina said...

*curlypops'

Michele said...

I'm sure you'll get more comments soon.

Leah said...

Lovely giveaway - hope more come soon.

Kat said...

Just hold out on the actual drawing until word starts spreading. Much as I'd love for there to be only a few people, so I'd have a better chance, Hope Chest deserves all the attention we can give them, and word will eventually spread. Good luck!

Anita in Florida said...

I see the deadline is extended till Nov 15...I'm going to try to get one done...I already have a stash of children's theme squares cut.

tooznie said...

Thanks for the link. I might not be able to help out this year, before the deadline, but I'll see what i can come up with.

Taz said...

Lovely! And great cause!

G Normyle said...

While I am here I am leaving you with this thought some of us our just like our Mother's mine was a quilter I am an artist/designer/phtographer I love to sew and I am going to learn how to crochet Glenna from Glenna's Garden gnormyle@yahoo.com I will blog about your endeavours too at www.glennasgarden.blogspot.com

Granny Lyn said...

Bravo! what a generous heart you have! I've given blankets to many causes, but I've not heard of MHC,,,I'm off to start stitching for them! thank you for highlighting such a good cause!

CieAngel said...

wow what a good cause. Thankyou for having a give-a-way too.
Huggs,
Cleary K.

Selina said...

Thanks for letting us know about Hope's Chest!

Nova said...

I'd like to enter please!

arlette said...

Please count me in!, love the fabrics