Sunday, May 29, 2022

Hands 2 Help 2022

I've sort of dropped the ball this year with Hands 2 Help, which most years is hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and this year by Mari of The Academic Quilter in support of Sarah who is taking time away for self care. Thank you to Sarah (and it's good to know that you are doing well) and to Mari. I wanted to have three quilts ready to donate, but one is stuck at the block stage--well not stuck but wading toward completion. I do have two quilts that I am donating that I completed right at the beginning of the H2H Challenge this year. 

They are Confetti quilts from a pattern by Rachel Hauser. I thoroughly enjoyed making them. If you'd like to check out my progress as I made them (I sure took my time!), click on the Confetti label at either the right sidebar of this post or at the bottom. 

Instead of sending these across the country, I'm donating them closer to home to Margaret's Hope Chest, an organization that supports the Mother and Baby Program at Pine Rest Hospital. This is a program for mothers with post-partum depression or other peri-natal mood/anxiety disorders. The wonderful thing about the program is that it is day-treatment which includes care for the babies. Each mother receives a quilt of her own as a comforting hug of hope during therapy sessions. 

I'm linking up with Mari's Hands2Help2022 party over at The Academic Quilter and looking forward to seeing everyone's quilts for Hands2Help this year. Again, thank you, Mari, for taking this on this year in addition to everything else on your plate. 

(Just a reminder: I'm not affiliated with any company, so when I mention products, services, or stores I'm just documenting what I used or liked.) 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is a cute quilt I must admit I stopped participating in this one awhile back due to high postage rates and donate money to organizations throughout the year instead

Kathleen said...

I loved that quilt when I first saw and still love it. Mine are going to local organizations this year too, and late, but only because I broke my ankle and haven’t been able to sew/quilt for weeks. I have one ready, one to quilt and one cut and ready to go….sometimes life gets in the way!

Vicki in MN said...

Beautiful quilts! I too donate locally because of shipping costs. I'll have to check to see if we have that organization around here, I like that idea.

Sandra Walker said...

Oh I do so love your confetti quilts! I need to do some I think. (add them to the list of about 500 want-to-makes). You've given me an idea for one of my RSC quilts from last year... and reminded me to get over to Mari's to register my three!

Preeti said...

It is a beautiful quilt, Janine. And it makes perfect sense to give it to cause close to home. Hope you have a great day.