Sunday, May 29, 2022

Hands 2 Help 2022

The Hands 2 Help comfort quilt drive of 2022 is wrapping up with its final linky party. This year, H2H is being hosted by Mari of The Academic Quilter

I've been participating in Hands 2 Help for several years, with quilts for Mercyful Quilts, Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo, and Little Lambs. These charities are on the schedule again this year, but there's always the option to donate locally. 

This year I'm donating locally. Through PebbleCreek Quilters I can donate to the local family services agency that serves victims of sexual and domestic violence (SFAC), and to Hospice of the Valley. Because these charities have been vetted by and are supported by PCQ, I'm allowed to use PCQ's stash for piecing and backings, PCQ's batting, and PCQ's long arm to quilt at no charge for any charity quilt for these organizations and the others we support. I serve on PCQ's charity committee, where my role is to plan for and prep for certain community service sew days. 

Because of the connection with PCQ, this year I've been particularly productive. I've given three quilts to Hospice and three to SFAC. 

For Hospice: 

Tumblers, fabrics donated by Carla and from PCQ's stash

Scrappy Blue Row quilt, fabrics from Carla and from my stash

Blue Color Bars, pattern in the Charity tab above,
displayed by PCQ Charity Committee members MW and MH

For SWAC: 

Winding Ways, no finished photo available. 
I finished piecing the top and it was quilted and bound by someone else in PCQ

Lilac Quilt for Kids, pattern in the Charity tab above

Bolt of Lightning, black and white fabrics donated by 
QuiltDivaJulie and solids from my stash

Some of these quilts have already gone to their respective agencies. Blue Color Bars and Bolt of Lightning are very recent finishes and will go the next time our committee makes a delivery. 

Because I have the privilege of working with the PCQ Charity Committee, I've been able to help generate more quilts for the agencies we support by creating patterns we can kit up for members to work on during Charity Sew Days. The Quilt for Kids kits have been very popular and quite a few have been finished and donated. Several Color Bars quilts are currently in work from our April sew day. The patterns are available free for any charitable purpose in the Charity tab above, below my header. 

It's been a pleasure to create these quilts for the agencies we support and dedicate them to Hands 2 Help 2022. Check out the rest of the H2H quilts at the linky party here


  1. What a wonderful selection of donation quilts you contributed this year, Jan!

  2. Jan is our "most accomplished" PebbleCreek Quilter! She has dedicated her work to help those in need. Thanks, Jan!

  3. Thanks for sharing such a heartwarming post, Jan. You and the others in your guild definitely make life better for those who receive these quilts. I'm happy to have played a part in some of them with the fabrics but y'all are the ones doing the cutting, stitching, pressing, quilting, finishing, and delivering. WELL DONE!

  4. Fabulous finishes and they will all be warm comforting hugs. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Beautiful!!! I love how your group comes together!! what fun and what amazing quilts you made!