Sunday, May 16, 2010

GIVEAWAY DAY-MARGARET'S HOPE CHEST STYLE!

****GIVE AWAY IS NOW CLOSED*****

Once again, Margaret's Hope Chest is joining Sew, Mama, Sew in her May Giveaway Day. In true MHC fashion we are putting our own little twist on it. Interested??? Read on....
Our mission at Margaret's Hope Chest is to give quilts to individuals and families who are experiencing seemingly hopeless situations. Do you know anyone RIGHT NOW who could use a gift of HOPE? Through this giveaway, we would love to help you serve someone you know by giving them a quilt.
This year we have TWO quilts that we would love to give away with your help. One is for an adult and one is for a child.

*****EDIT******Please note that these quilts are for people who need HOPE due to a HOPELESS SITUATION--only comments that recommend someone who fits this description will enter the draw--THANKS :)

QUILT A is for an adult. It measures 69 inches by 87 inches. If you want to know the story behind this quilt see THIS POST.


QUILT B is for a child. It measures 39 inches by 41 inches. This quilt was made by a volunteer quilter and we have been saving it for a special occasion. Oh, how I LOVE this quilt.
 

If you would like to "win" one of these quilts for a person that you know who could use some extra HOPE please read these guidelines:
- Leave a comment and tell me which quilt you want to be entered to "win"-Quilt A or B.
- Please share a brief explanation of who you would like us to give the quilt to and why.
- Be prepared to provide me with a mailing address for this person--if you "win" this quilt it will be sent directly to the person you nominated.
-Drawing will close at 8pm on Thursday, May 20.
-My kids will randomly pick one commenter for each quilt using a highly scientific method (HINT: it involves little slips of paper and a hat).
- We will video tape the drawing and post it here on our blog on May 20 at 8:10 pm (it usually takes me a few minutes to remember how to post videos).
- Please leave an e-mail contact in your comment.
We can ship anywhere in the U.S.

63 comments:

Sam said...

Hello, what a great introduction to your website!
I would like to nominate my new son for Quilt A.
Casey lived in 5 foster homes before he came to me this year. Because of severe abuse and neglect and 10 abandonments that I know of so far, he suffers with Reactive Attachment Disorder, Fetal Alcohol problems, attention deficit disorders an inability to read facial and body language, on and on.
Casey is now twelve and a half and graduating from 5th grade this next week with very good grades. Our adoption will be finalized this summer. The beautiful quilt made specifically with love and prayers would thrill him and comfort him forever.
I make children's quilts for Child Protective Services officers to give children as they are removed from their homes. These situations are often chaotic and because of the probability of illegal dangerous drugs in the house, the children are taken with no possessions, their clothing is replaced, and they begin their lives in foster care without a single possession.
Thank you for doing what you do.

Q said...

Hi -

I would like to submit a comment for Quilt B. I'm in the process of collecting quilts for winter months for my neighborhood blanket drive - which are usually given out to children in hospitals or other needy causes. I know it's not even summer yet and I'm already thinking about winter right? I don't think it's too early to start collecting and start thinking about it. I already have 2 made ready to go :). I think great, beautiful quilted blankets are a great gift to those in need.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I would love Quilt A. My quilt group makes charity quilts to donate when there is a family or individual in need. I would donate this quilt to our cupboard for the next gift.

Anonymous said...

I would like to nominate my sister in law Jan for quilt A. She has had many health issues in the past 2 years and could use the extra hope and support. Thanks you
Colleen
Butler83@aol.com

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

I love quilt B and would love to give it to a member of a moms group I belong to who recently lost a pregnancy of twins.

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Beautiful, I espeically love the children's quilt! If I win the quilt I will send it to my sister in law in Germany (you could ship it to me in FL :)) for her new son, Giosue. Giosue is just a couple months old and has been in the hospital off and on since. Daddy, who is a cancer survivor, recently had a relapse scare. They're also in the midst of moving to a new appartment. It's been a tough time for them & this cheery quilt would put a smile on their faces and keep Giosue cozy in their cold weather!

Kaitlyn said...

I love quilt B. Such vibrant colors. I would nominate my 7 month old friend, Sam who was born with a genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Sam is a true fighter with her disease and does a lot of lounging around, this would be perfect for her.

stitchinpenny said...

I would like to win the children's quilt and donate it to an unknown child who has been a victim of abuse. Ther is a child advocacy center here that always needs something for the kids and quilts are very special to the kids. They wrap themselves in them they hide under them and they play with them, but the volunteers tell me that they generally use them at times when they need comfort.

Janet said...

Amazing quilts, and such a great cause! My grandma just got out of the hospital(she's 93) after having a big fall. She had to spend 2 weeks in the hospital and now she will need to go to assisted living (ie - nursing home) because she is getting too old to be left alone. She's pretty depressed - doesn't want to have to live in the nursing home, hates losing her independence, and I know something beautiful and handmade like your adult quilt giveaway would really lift her spirits and provide her some comfort during this transition.

Yvette said...

I would love to send quilt B to my sister in Indiana. She has 2 beautiful young daughters. She is experiencing terrible back problems and needs a rainbow of hope!
Thanks,

Tiffany said...

Quilt A ... what a fabulous giveaway....quilt A would go to my aunt who is caring for my uncle who has 3 brain tumors and is at the end of his life.

Wenchy Woman said...

Wow! What a wonderful give away.

I would like to nominate my mom for Quit A. She was injured in a work incident as a nurse two, almost three years ago. Since then she has been fighting with workman's comp and the insurance of the company she worked for to get the proper treatment for her injuries. Her back and shoulder were messed up pretty bad and the pain has been hard to control since she hasn't been able to get the workman's comp and insurance to agree as to what should be done. As a grandma it weighs heavy on her as she can't pick up or hold her grand kids, they can't sit in her lap and she can't cuddle them and hasn't been able to since she was hurt. This has been very hard on her. Hopefully soon thing will be settled and she can get the proper treatment and move on. But, in the mean time I think she could use something to pick up her spirits as she tries to work her way through school so that she can get another job and get back to working as well as living.

Thank you for what you are doing and best wishes to who ever does win a gift to be sent to someone.

Lisa said...

I'd like to win the first quilt for my sister. We were ecstatic last year when her cancer went into remission, but this year has been full of a whole host of unrelated health problems. She's currently in the hospital, again. I know she's feeling pretty hopeless right now.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i would love Quilt A for my mom. She has a kidney disease and must always deal with doctor's and medicine, and I like to show her that she's being though of every now and then too.

-Lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

audrey said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to win B for my step son, he's had a rough year in school this year and he'd love it! I've been struggling to find the perfect fabric for him and this is as bright as he is :)

DFrazzled said...

What a fantastic idea for a giveaway. I'd like to nominate Natalie and her family for either quilt, as everyone in this family could use a little Hope right now.

Natalie has a very rare heart condition which has hospitalized her several times. She has 'coded' twice and was revived. You can read her whole story at www.nataliesheart.com

We are friends of this family and can give you their address for direct shipment. dfrazzled@gmail.com

Leah said...

Oh I would love to win the child quilt for my son. He is going to be moving into a big boy bed soon and would love to sleep under this quilt.
lbroadstreet(at)tds(dot)net

Dani said...

I would have to say quilt A for my best friend Deanna. She has always been there for me. My marriage, the birth of my son, my divorce, my moves. Everything, she will be there with me in a heartbeat if I call and say I need her. Everyone needs a friend like that.

Kate said...

I don't know if it's tacky to nominate my own daughter, but I'm going to, anyway. She is 21 months old, and undergoing extensive testing to see why she is not growing. So far, we know it's probably related to food, but we're having trouble figuring out which foods to eliminate. We have 2 more weeks to wait until her next round of testing.

She is such a sweet girl, and everyone who meets her comments on her huge smile and friendly wave. Isabelle is the light of our lives, but currently doesn't have energy to play with her big brother or sister because her health is too poor. Isabelle has lost almost all of her body fat, so she is constantly cold. She could definitely use a quilt to wrap her up in love.

Thank you.

dazelaw said...

What a wonderful organization!! and the people who help out. While I absolutely love the adult quilt and the story behind it there are many people more in need of it than myself. I just wanted to let you know I think Margaret's Hope Chest is a wonderful thing.
Shelli
dazelaw@earthlink.net

burlap+blue said...

OH wow! What a generous giveaway! While I adore the colors/patterns of the first, I would love Quilt B for my baby boy! It would look great as a wall hanging as we change his room over from a nursery to a "big boy" room:)

Stacy said...

Beautiful quilts especiall the teaching gods promises! Great job! My son would love Quilt B. All of the comments posted /I hope someone gets it that really needs it. Thanks for the giveaway.

ItsMeBeth said...

I would love to get Quilt B
im going to a baby shower next month and I think it would be the perfect gift.

Made for You by Amy Plew said...

Lovely quilts! My sister Robin is in a stage of her life where she feels like she's in limbo. I would love to give her quilt "B"!

Lindsay said...

I would like to nominate my uncle for quilt A. He is currently battling multiplemyloma. I do not get to see him very often and he wasnt able to attend my graduation because of his health issues. I think it would be wonderful for him and his family to know that people out there are thinking about him and rooting for his recovery.

Lindsay.Forgette (at)gmail(dot)com

Phoenix Peacock said...

I would like to nominate my old location of employment the Crisis Stabilization Program in Virginia. They offer services to people in accute stages of crisis - that often takes the form of homicidal, suicidal, or psychotic tendoncies. Individuals literally are there because they have run out of hope! I could imagine the comfort being wrapped up in a quilt would bring to the many individuals who pass through those doors!

Phoenix Peacock said...

I'm so sorry, I forgot my email:

AnniceJohnson(at)Gmail(dot)com

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

I'd like to "win" quilt B and have it go to my mom- she is our happiness and that quilt looks happy to me!! It is playful and fun and would remind her of her grandkids :)

candy at fiber dot net

Matteson Family said...

I would like to nominate a friend of mine for quilt a. Her name is Liz! Her husband was in a terrible motorcycle accident, he survived, but now he is having a lot of medical issues. They aren't sure how long he will be around. On top of that she has 2 boys and a new baby on the way. It is not a hopeless situation, because they are born again believers and God is on their side. I feel like she is very deserving of a blessing. Thank you for considering her for the quilt. May god bless you in your ministry to others

Grace said...

What a great great way to do a giveaway.

I nominate a little boy who just lost his mother to cancer. He is 2 and I bet he'd love to snuggle under Quilt 2.

C. Michele said...

I have a cousin (who is more like a sister) who is expecting her first child this fall! I would send the little quit to her! It would look great hanging above her bed! Thanks!

beth said...

wow! I just love that child's quilt!! I don't need to be in the contest...just wanted you to know I like both quilts, but especially that one!! How nice of you!

Shelly said...

Read my blog.. the second post down explains my current situation.. I've been very ill and suffered a rare post surgical complication. Yes I could use some hope myself..

Kendra said...

love quilt B...so colorful!

I would like to give it to my son...he has a special day TODAY! :) He is graduating from preschool. I cna hardly believe my baby boy will start Kindergarten soon. He says "in 2 days mommy I'll start Kindergarten?" :)

Sara said...

Quilt B would be wonderful!!

DivaSkyChick said...

I would like to nominate my friend's son. He is nearly three years old and they just recently lost their apartment and everything they own in a fire in Chicago. Our mama's group raised money to help them get back on their feet but this little boy lost everything from favorite toys to blankets and teddy bears. I'm sure he'd be thrilled to receive a special quilt made with love.

Atypical Girl said...

I'd love to win Quilt A for my mom who just moved into my apartment to get away from her abusive husband. The church has been very helpful in support and guidance, but it would be nice for my mom to have something beautiful like this quilt.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

aSprinkling said...

I would love to win the adult quilt for my friend Beth. She has been fighting Colon/Liver Cancer for almost two years. During her fight, she has taken up quilting as something that she could do while resting and recovering. Next week she will be having major surgery. This is an all or nothing surgery. If all goes well, she will be cancer free. But it is a risky surgery. I think it would give her that last minute smile to receive this quilt.

aSprinkling said...

I didn't leave my email in the comment so I'm leaving another one. I wouldn't want Beth to miss out because it wasn't readily available.

asprinkling at gmail dot com

Nanbon44 said...

i know a lady named Bernice who is recovering from a fall, last year she fell down the cellar steps and broke her hip, this year she fell over some bags and broke her shoulder. She is my mother in law and is the sweetest lady, always helping her neighbors. She lost her husband years ago and she wants to stay in her own home, but it is getting harder and harder for her to do that. I think my brother in law is thinking of retiring so he can move in with her and take care of her. He is the son who lives close the other three live really far away... She would love this quilt...please enter my name in your lovely drawing, ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area

Jamie said...

I would love to give quilt B to the pediatric unit in my local hospital. They have taken such good care of my son each of the 4 times he's been hospitalized. It would be fantastic for them to be able to give this to a youngster who needed a pick-m-up. What a terrific giveaway! God bless you!

hoekstra family said...

I would like to nominate Tom for quilt A. His wife of 50+years just died yesterday from cancer. I think having this beautiful quilt will help him find a quiet, comfy place to remember his wife. Tom has no family near him, and seems a bit unsure of what the future will hold. Thanks
mikejenniferh@yahoo.com

Carrie said...

I would like to nominate a dear friend of mine. She recently was laid off, then a few weeks later, her husband was laid off as well. Her twin boys have been really sick this winter and her daughter is struggling as well. It would be so appreciated in her home. (Quilt #2 is my pick for her)

Jenna Wood said...

I would treasure either, but I love the colors on quilt B! I would give this to my beautiful new niece, as something that would hopefully be in the family for years to come!
six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

janimal said...

Gosh, what a giveaway!
Our next door neighbors are a sweet mother and daughter. The Mom had a stroke and although her mind is sharp as ever, her body is betraying her. She had a fall and is in extreme pain with broken ribs. Her daughter takes care of her and works to pay the bills, but was recently laid off. That's who I would give quilt A to.

Gosh, all these people mentioned in the comments are such tearjerkers. Thanks for doing something so nice.

affectioknit said...

I would like to give quilt #2 to my sweet friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer and she had three young daughters...

Ammie said...

Great quilts. Please don't enter me in the giveaway, because I don't have a good nomination, and I think one of the other more thoughtful entrants should win this. But I do want to tell you THANKS!

Q said...

I would like to win quilt "A" for the principal of our middle school.
She recently had surgery for a brain tumor. She has touched the lives of so many people. I would love it if she would be able to feel the love returned to her while she was wrapped in a quilt of hope.

Thanks

Mary Q
qpu82@yahoo.com

This is wild that you have comments from two different "Q's" !

Adam S. said...

I would like to nominate my sister Toni--who does everything for everyone and lost her sweet little dog about 10 days ago!

Stephanie said...

I would love to win either one for my friend who lost a baby, they named her Hope and she was still born. If I won the quilt A it would be good for her or if B it would be good for her two year old.

steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Hello, I would like quilt A. I would like to nominate a very good friend of our family. A few months back, he was a horrific accident that should have claimed his life, but with God's protection, he survived. He was seriously injured greatly decreasing his quality of life...They described his as "locked in" meaning that he could see, hear, and understand everything that was going on around him, but he could not respond in anyway other than blinking. He already made some wonderful improvements that the doctors said would never happen...But has a really long way to go. Something like this could just encourage him, his wonderful wife, and their family. They never gave up hope with all the news they got from the doctors, I just want to encourage them to keep up that hope.

My name is Sarah sasher342@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

Hello again, I do have another nomination...A good friend of my parents' daughter has been suffering from brain cancer for many years...she has had 5 surgeries in an attempt to remove the tumor in her brain. Which they were able to do but it keeps coming back...she celebrated her 21 birthday that the doctors said she would never reach. She is 21 years old and still fighting...she just finished another round of Chemo and radiation...Obviously this taking a huge toll on her and her family. With God's help she is "Fighting like a girl". That is her motto. I would nominate her for quilt B. The bright colors would brighten her day.

My name is Sarah sasher342@hotmail.com

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Paying it forward - I love this idea. I would nominate my cousin and his wife for Quilt A. Her son who was in his 20's was murdered two years ago and she is still devastated. He was her only child, my cousin's stepson and she still grieves so hard. She is such a sweet, caring person and having something to wrap around her for comfort and warmth would be amazing. And, if she doesn't win this has given me a great idea for a family quilting project for her. Thanks for this wonderful idea.

galew417@comcast.net

mab said...

I am always encouraged to read your giveaway! I appreciate the fact that you're using this to give hope to someone special. I have a friend named Jan who is suffering from a relapse of cancer. She is a mom of three and expecting her first grandchild. It's been a difficult journey for her, yet she remains positive. She's so young and has so much life left to live -- We are praying and trying to encourage her. I know that something like this would also bring hope.

Thanks for the chance to enter!
-mab
mab(at)onepost(dot)net

Linda Kish said...

My 88 y/o mom just had her hip replaced and is not doing well. She came home on hospice care. Tried to walk her today and unable to even lift her good leg to take a step. So I nominate my mom. I like the colors of B.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Susie said...

Oh wow. I LOVE what you are doing with your giveaway! Here is my entry, it is for the child's quilt, quilt B.
I would love to send this quilt to my friend's family, who lost their son, Tate, to Neuroblastoma, a rare brain cancer, last summer. He was only 7 years old. He had two little sisters whom of course, along with the entire family, still struggle to grasp what has happened all too quickly. I would love the quilt to be for his sisters, to be something to comfort them. I would be honored if you would send this to them. I'm going to attach a YouTube link to a video tribute to Tate, so you can take a peek into his life and his journey.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8liHQmsGvA
I'm in tears as I write this - in part because of thinking of Tate, and in part due to your generous heart! God bless you and also the persons who will receive your wonderful quilts. xo, Susie

Morgan said...

Wow, this is such an inspirational way to hold a giveaway!! Good luck!

Michele said...

This gal is organizing 700 quilts for homeless folks in New York City. She sure could use one of these quilts: http://bumblebeansbasics.com/

Or some help too!

Monica said...

Wow! What a great tribute to Margaret's life. Everyone's comments make me realize how great my own life is and how much I have to be thankful for.

I work as a retail pharmacist and see many elderly that just want to talk. Due to privacy laws, I can't leave her name, but I would nominate NK. She is a hard-working grandmother in lots of pain. She always has a smile on her face!

I♥thesecrazykids said...

I would like to nominate my mom for the adult quilt. Until just recently she lived just a couple miles from us. Due to the horrible economy and loosing her job, and my step-dad's as well they had to move a long ways from us. They went to live with my grandma in Louisianna. We used to see her almost everyday. She was in the delivery room when all three of my boys were born. Now she is halfway across the country and no longer gets to see her children or grandchildren. It has been rough on all of us. She could really use some hope right now. She and my step-dad are desperately searching for jobs, with no luck so far.
bcgood83@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Quilt A and it would be for my Best Friend who has had a horrible year...
First her husband lost his job and was out of work for 18 months, they ended up losing their home... She been diagnosed with Scoliosis and COPD, her husbands diabetes has been lacking control and he recently had to have a pacemaker put into his heart... To top thing off their 15 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Autism.... Her Birthday is June 21 and this quilt would put some cheer back in her life....

free indeed said...

This is not an entry. I don't know anyone in such a dire situation this year..can I say 'THank God!" Last year I believe I did nominate a friend, but although she lost her husband, she is coming through the grieving process fine. I was a little disappointed to see only 62 comments thinking maybe people were only interested in what they could get not in giving to others. I am judging...maybe they like me have no one in mind that NEEDS special love. Wish that could be said more and more these days. Anyway, thanks for your ministry in this way to the hopeless of our world.
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net