Again this year I participated in the

Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS.

a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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In our world where there is so much need,

you might ask why this worthy cause?

Well, oddly enough the reason I first said yes was because of a family friend who suffered with ALS for many years.

I mentioned the friend in this post recently.

I have an antique chair in my living room that reminds me of her often!

And this is why I keep donating each year:

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Can you see this?

1132 donated quilts this past year!

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Many of the quilts go directly to patient who suffer with ALS.

You can see some of their images with quilts here.

They also sell some of the quilts and

100% of the money they receive goes directly to research and a cure for ALS!

I like that.

My donations and the donations of other generous people go to quilters that help them out by making the quilts.

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Seems like a win-win situation to me.

I feel it’s a good way for me to help out because I do not have time to make quilts to give.

Perhaps you’d like to help by making and donating a quilt

or by making a donation of $$$.

Here is their statement & how you can help out if you choose:

“To Give a Handmade Quilt is to Give the Gift of Love.”

The Challenge…

  • To raise awareness of ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
  • To provide quilts & bring recognition, hope, and warmth to the lives of ALS patients.
  • To raise funds for research for treatment and a cure.

Please give the gift of a quilt to warm the life, the heart and the lap of an ALS patient, and help raise awareness and research money for ALS-Lou Gehrig’s disease.  To be a part of the Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge- Simply fill out your entry form and donate your quilts today.

Your donated quilts will be given to ALS patients or used to raise awareness and research money for ALS by being photographed, displayed, auctioned, or raffled.

In addition to contributing your quilt to a wonderful cause- all donated quilts are eligible to win exciting and wonderful prizes.  Our list of generous sponsors, categories and great prizes is growing.!  Hopes & Dreams is a non-juried quit challenge.  All donated quilts will be entered into general prize drawings plus there are incredible prized recognizing the most generous quilter, quilt shop, professional quilter and guild.  Special prize categories for theme quilts and ‘most popular’ quilt.

For the comfort of the patient, we request that quilted or tied quilts be a minimum of 35″ x 44″  Lap and Bed size quilts of all sizes are welcomed.  We look forward to you joining us in this unique quilting event – the Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS!

More info here.

Just keep sewing…

(& donating)

Susan

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