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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hopes & Dream Quilt Challenge for ALS

We are sincerely grateful to everyone who has helped to make our 2016-2017 Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge a wonderful success!

During the 2016-2017 Challenge, which lasted from Aug. 1, 2016, until July 31, 2017, we received 1112 quilts and quilted items generously donated by caring quilters who gave their time, talent, and supplies to provide love and support to the ALS community.

Most of the donated quilts have been hand delivered to ALS patients throughout the United States with the help of many chapters of the ALS Association.  The quilts provide not only warmth to patients, but wrap them in the love and comfort that a handmade quilt brings.

We often receive and publish on our Facebook page lovely notes and pictures from ALS patients who have received a Hopes & Dreams quilt, which touches our hearts and show just how much these quilts mean to patients and their families.

Select quilts and craft items are sold, auctioned, and raffled to raise funds with 100% of the money used for ALS research!  This year we attended Virginia Beach's Santa's Stocking Craft Show and the Aviation Museum's Air and Auto show and sale.  Quilts were also sold at Richard Stravitz Fine Arts Galleries. 

The Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS raised over $17,000 for research, supporting Emory University School of Medicine, The Packard Center for ALS Research, and the Felman Lab ALS Research in their fight to find a treatment and an eventual cure for ALS!

We will soon be announcing the winners of the Challenge, and posting pictures of select quilts to vote for your favorite in our "Sew Popular" division!

Thank you, to the following sponsors for providing 
wonderful and exciting prizes:

Presenting Sponsor:

J.N. Harper, Co.                www.jnharper.com

Grand Sponsors:

Baby Lock                                             www.babylock.com
Dragon Threads                                 www.dragonthreads.com
hang it dang it                                     www.hangitdangit.com
Judy Martin Books                           www.judymartin.com
Kimberbell Designs                          www.kimberbelldesigns.com
Marcus Fabrics                                   www.marcusfabrics.com
Minick and Simpson                        minickandsimpson.blogspot.com
Modern Quilts Unlimited               www.modernquilts.mqumag.com
Nestlings by Robin                            www.nestlingsbyrobin.com/
Perkins Dry Goods                            www.perkinsdrygoods.com
Prym Consumer USA                       www.prym-consumer-usa.com/
Quilters Dream Batting                   www.QuiltersDreamBatting.com
Quilters Travel Companion           www.quilterstravelcompanion.com/
Quilters World Magazine               www.quiltersworld.com
Raggedy Ruth Designs/ Forever in Stitches LLC     www.ForeverInStitches.com
Shannon Fabrics                                shannonfabrics.com
Siesta Silver Jewelry                        www.siestasilverjewelry.com
Straight Stitch Society                     straightstitchsociety.com
Suzn Quilts                                           www.SuznQuilts.com
The Wooden Bear                              www.thewoodenbear.com
THREADS printable inkjet fabrics www.printablefabrics.com
YLI Threads                                          www.ylicorp.com

Charm Sponsors:

Island BatiksIslandBatik.com
June TailorJuneTailor.com
May ChappellMayChappell.com
Paper PiecesPaperPieces.com
Quilting Creations InternationalQuiltingCreations.com
Robert Kaufman FabricsRobertKaufman.com
Tuanton TradeTaunton.com
Fox Chapel PublishingD-origianls.com
American Quilters SocietyAmericanQuilter.com
Dreamworld NW (Sew Steady)SewSteady.com
Quilters CornerQuiltersCorner-pa.com
Kenzie Mac & Co.KenzieMac.com
Henry Glass & Co.HenryGlassFabrics.com
Cherry BlossomsCherryBlossomsQuilting.com
Studio 180 DesignsStudio180design.net
The Gentle ArtTheGentleArt.com
Seams Like A DreamSeamsLikeADream.com
Weeks Dye WorksWeeksDyeWorks.com
Coats & Clarkww.MakeItCoats.com
Happy Hollow DesignsHappyHollowDesigns.com
McKenna Ryan DesignsPineNeedles.com
Direction PressNeedleTravel.com

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