[Please note this contest has ended.]
This week’s Best Quilts for Kids fabric giveaway is a little different from the ones we’ve been doing here on our blog all summer. Over the past few weeks we’ve heard from so many of you who have special kids in your lives or already-loved babies-on-the-way. But we’ve also heard from a good number of folks who make kids quilts for charities and outreach programs: kids who are receiving treatment for cancer; kids in domestic abuse or homeless shelters; babies born to young, single mothers; infants in neonatal care units who may never make it home… We’ve been touched by how many of you pour your hearts into creating quilts for kids you may never meet, just so that they know people out there care about them.
And now we want in on the action. So we’ve saved a variety of bundles just for this week’s giveaway. Up for grabs are four soft book panels from the QT Library; four flannel Baby Burpin’ Cloths as seen on page 40 of Best Quilts for Kids; a fat-eighth bundle from Connecting Threads’ My Little Farm collection; a fat-quarter bundle of the pink colorway of Scrappy & Happy Baby from Northcott; and a half-yard bundle of prints from the blue colorway of Child’s Play with Kate & Nate from Northcott.
We will divide the bundles between two winners, and one winner will also receive a copy of 45 Quilt Blocks: Animals by Trice Boerens from Lark Crafts.
If you’d like a chance to win a prize bundle, leave us a comment before 11:59 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Friday, August 5 describing the organization you make quilts for and the community it serves. We will pick two comments at random, and the winners will receive fabric bundles and copies of Best Quilts for Kids. In exchange, the winners promise to send us photos of the quilts made with their winnings and an update about where the quilts went — we want to share the warm-fuzzies, too! (And folks, we’re working on the honor system here, so please only enter the drawing if you know the fabric will be used for charity quilts. Thank you!)
Comments left after 5:00 p.m. will be approved the next business day, so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away. If you’ve won something from us in the past 3 months, you’re not eligible for this prize.
Good luck! Don’t forget, Best Quilts for Kids is on-sale at newsstands, quilt shops, bookstores, large craft/fabric stores and online. As always, the best way to learn about giveaways and contests is to follow us on Facebook.
UPDATE: We have winners! First of all, let us reiterate how touched we were by all your comments. You all are doing some great work out there and we’re happy to be able to support you in your efforts.
Because of your overwhelming generosity, we dug a little deeper into our sewing room and came up with some more fabric we think might work for charity quilts. As a result, this morning we drew three numbers, not just two, and will split up the fabric between the three. Those three are: #83, Diane Fields; #94, Pat; and #104, Raine Lampert. Congrats! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing addresses so that we can ship your prize packages to you. We can’t wait to see photos of whatever you make (we understand it might take a little while to see the results, but we’re patient).
Again, thank you to all who participated!