“What does love look like?
It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like.”
It’s that time of year again! Hands2Help Quilt Challenge is now in it’s 7th year and it will be my third year of making a charity quilt. It’s organised by Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict and each year there is a choice of three charities to choose from, two in America and one in Canada, however you can also choose your own charity if you wish. Last year 194 quilts were donated, Sarah also very kindly offers to help those of us from outside the US by quilting any top sent over, to save on postage.
This year I’m being a bit rash and hoping to donate two quilts, mainly because my mum was having a clear out and found a quilt top she’d never finished, she was happy for me to donate it to Hands2Help, so I’ll send that one over to Sarah for quilting.
I’m also planning to make one for ‘Emyr Owen’ Latch charity. Latch is a Welsh charity which supports families of children with cancer, looking after their social and welfare needs as well as their emotional needs. Latch were a huge support to a friend of mine when her son Emyr was diagnosed with cancer. After his death they very bravely (I thought) set up a local branch of Latch to help support other families. In particular they’ve managed to raise enough to buy a holiday home for families to use, to give them a bit of a break in difficult times. I contacted Sandra to see if a quilt would be any use to them, she immediately replied that they have a big charity auction at the end of May, so I’m aiming to have it ready for then!
If you’d like to join in the Hands2Help challenge, just follow the link to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and sign up.