Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fall Into Fall Giveaway

          " For it is in giving that we receive."
                        St. Francis of Assisi
**GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED -WINNERS ANNOUNCED WHEN KIDS GET HOME FROM SCHOOL!**
Margaret's Hope Chest is excited to be joining the 'Fall Into Fall Giveaway'.  In true MHC fashion we are putting our own little twist on it. Interested??? PLEASE READ CAREFULLY--THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOT LIKE OTHERS.
Our mission at Margaret's Hope Chest is to give quilts to individuals and families who are experiencing seemingly hopeless situations. Do you know a girl 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. 
We are giving this quilt away to a little girl that one commenter recommends.

Back of Quilt


This quilt measures 37X50
UPDATE:  Elisa has generously offered a second quilt (pictured at the very top of this post) that we will be giving away--so TWO winners will be chosen from the comments!  Thanks Elisa!


If you would like to "win" this quilt for a little girl that you know who could use some extra HOPE please read these guidelines:
- Leave a comment and 
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 12 noon--Oct 15, 2010.
-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--I will also e-mail the "winner".
- Please leave an e-mail contact in your comment.

-I will ship to the United States and Canada.

59 comments:

Mystica said...

I help with an orphanage in Negombo, Sri Lanka. We have 35 girls in the age group of 6 to 17. I would like this quilt to go to the youngest member of the household please.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

an encourager said...

My best friend's daughter had twins. One of them, at only 3-months-old, just had open heart surgery. She's been in the hospital for two weeks, and as soon as they get her lungs clear, she will get to go home. Your beautiful quilt would be a lovely comfort. Thank you. :)

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

I have a neighbor who's little girl has a brain tumor! They found it on Christmas Eve of 2009. She was my daughter's bestie friend...and she cried every day at church that her friend was missing. She went through so much...she had to re-learn to walk and talk! It's amazing. She's come so far...but still has a long way to go!
Thank you.

Susan said...

What a WONDERFUL giveaway! I can thankfully say that I don't know of any child who is in need of a quilt, but I just wanted to say thank you for your generous heart!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

does it have to be a little girl? because there's a lady I know who has breast cancer and it's terminal. this would be a wonderful thing to send to her, esp. as it gets colder. she is so thin and could use this to snuggle with during the winter.

-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

crazypatch dreamer said...

I don't know anyone who needs a quilt, but I just wanted to say it's a wonderful thing you're doing.

Me said...

I know of a little girl with cancer that's been going through chemo for a long time. I'm sure she'd be thrilled with a quilt to snuggle when she's not feeling well.

Vickie said...

I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a nice and wonderful thing! If you don't already a NICE button on your site you should get one from OPERATION NICE.com! Have a great day!

Susan said...

I know a little girl in a hopeless home situation. She has no father; in fact, no one knows who her father is. Her mother has openly said that she only keeps the little girl because she gets welfare money for her. This little girl spends every afternoon and all day Sundays with my friend and her husband, who are showing her what a true family is all about. I'd like to win the quilt for her to use at their house to remind her that there are people in this world who love her for who she is. I can guarantee that the girl would receive the quilt and be the only one to use it!

Mary said...

I don't personally know a little girl who needs to be wrapped in the love this quilt represents, but I work for a hospital. What I would do is have you send the quilt to our Human Resources department, we have a couple of groups in the hospital supported by staff that try to help our patients in need. Our nursing staff would easily be able to supply the names of a number of children who are struggling with major health conditions. A very thoughtful and love-filled give-away,thanks so much.

Nanbon44 said...

I would love to be entered into this drawing.. I belong to a CCS group and we recieved a request for a tote bag which we sent out. The bag went to a little 3 year old girl who had just had another open heart surgery, she has fluids that collect around her heart and has had heart problem since birth. I think this is one brave little girl and I am told that she will have to undergo more surgeries in the future... I would love to have this beautiful quilt sent to her to wrap her in hope and love.

Thearica said...

I am a member of a group of quilters who make quilts for 2 local orphanages here where I live. We have an appt. on oct 22 to take in more quilts to be presented to certain children.

I am not asking for you to sign me up for your quilt as I have many women already helping me..

but I would like to nominate Susan (comment #9) in my place. I do not know Susan but my heart leapt out for that precious little girl!

Please give Susan an extra chance, compliments of me.

This is a wonderful work you are doing in honor of your grandmother.

debbie said...

I know you said it is for a girl, but I think my son would like it. I will find out in the next month or so if he needs his third surgery. He has inoperable tumors on his legs that are spreading fast and doing alot of damage. One literally split his calf muscle to the bone, and destroyed all the nerve endings in about 8 weeks.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

QuiltSue said...

I don't know of any little child who would really need this quilt, so if I were to win, I would like YOU to choose someone to send it to please. Is that allowed?

Elizabeth said...

A friend of mine has had many struggles recently. The latest one is her husband's brain cancer returning. I would give the quilt to their oldest daughter who is 8 years old and also disabled.

Janet said...

I would like this quilt to go to a girl who lives in Yukon. Her mother was my client (I'm a probation officer) but she died tragically a month and a half ago. Her daughter is twelve but developmentally delayed, probably because of an illness she has had since birth. She was with her mom the day she died. My heart was torn for this child. I can provide more details and a name and address if I win.

Petit Design Co. said...

this is completely amazingly generous of you! I think it's a fantastic way to do a giveaway. I know a little girl who's father recently passed away from cancer (stomach then spread) She's only 3 years old, and her mom is one of my best friends. Sadly they moved away shortly after the father's death.

PS you can promote your giveaway on the new Quilty Giveaways site (it's free) http://quiltygiveaways.blogspot.com/

Debi said...

This is a wonderful thing you are doing, so glad you decided to join our giveaway!

QuiltingKrazy said...

You are one of God's angels here on earth!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I do not personally know of a little girl in need but would love if you could donate it to the Fisher House at the Ft. Campbell, KY military base for when a little girl (maybe with no siblings) finds she desperately needs such love and warmth.

Your giveaway is beautiful and such a gift, it makes me want to get up and start a new project for my charity of choice right now. Thank you

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I don't know of a little girl...but I would love to donate a quilt. Can you email me please?

angelina said...

hi, i know a little girl who has basically been totally let down in all forms by her mother, who was once her best friend. not sure what has come about the mom, but i fear her daughter will go down a bad path in reciprocation. she is always on my mind. x
love what youare doing.x

Elisa said...

I do not know of a little girl but I would like to donate another quilt for you so that you can choose two winners. Is that ok?

Jeane said...

You are doing a wonderful service to young children. If I were lucky to win, I would appreciate you picking one of your children to receive the quilt.

Nancy said...

This is such a lovely thing to do. I am happy to say that I don't know of a little girl who needs this and I want to piggyback on someone else's comment and let you pick someone if I win. Just had to say how lovely this is.

grandmarockton said...

Your the gift that keeps on Giving! If I'd win I'd like to donat the quilt to the cause, wish 20 years ago you'd been around! THANKS, maybe I can finish a quilt to send you for someone, too!

Leah said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Please pass the quilt on to some little girl who really needs it.

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

A close friend of mine just left an unfaithful husband, and moved accross the country with her 3 kids to make a new start. She's going to school full-time, and trying to be both parents for her son and 2 daughters. I'd love to give this quilt to her oldest daughter.
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cris A said...

The timing of this giveaway is just perfect. A friend of mine has an 18 mo old daughter who was just diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer two weeks ago, and started her chemo last week. Right now they're hoping to "fatten" her up so she can go home this week. She is on the list for a transplant. The family remains hopeful. Kids are tough little cookies and miracles happen everyday!I was hoping to make a quilt for her but it will be a while before I have the time. And this quilt will be pefect for the chilly days ahead.
Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful quilt for little Lacy!

Needled Mom said...

I would love to win this quilt to donate to a little girl in a home that our quilt guild sponsers. We have ten differnt groups, but I am thinking that it would be perfect for the one home that they remove battered children to after they are removed from their homes.

Aliene said...

What a servants heart you have. I know a teen age girl that comes to our church. She has been trying to do right in a bad home situation. I would like her to have this quilt to encourage her to keep doing right.
As for the address, it would have to be sent to me or the church to give to her.

Aliene said...

I forgot to leave my e-mail address for the previous comment.
siliene@aol.com

tisme said...

I have a niece who is 14, her father, my brother died last December of Huntingtons Chorea. It is a horrible hereditary disease and her little brother has it too. His prognosis is not good, children who get this diseases symptoms at this early of an age usually do not live into their teens, he is 10. They are in foster care, because my Mother took care of my brother until his death and she is 72. The childrens mother can not care for them either. I would love for her to get something that was meant just for her.
I just want to say that any of these requests would be a great way to show love, and you are great to do this.

Renea said...

I would love to win this for my granddaughter. Her father, my son,was 26 yrs old when he died from a cancerous brain tumor when she was 6 yrs old (and her brother was about 20 months old.) She is now 10 yrs. old and misses her daddy so much. Thanks for the giveaway. And for letting me tell you my story.

scrappydog13 said...

I would love to win this quilt for my 12 yr. old niece. She has been going through a rough time with her parents divorcing and feeling like her mohter abandoned her. My brother has custody of her and my 17 year old nephew and she feels a little lost without her mom. I belive this beautiful quilt could give her some comfort.
scrappydog13@yahoo.com

Laura said...

What a great idea for a giveaway!!!! I'd like to nominate a little girl named Emalee who is fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma.

Kathleen said...

God bless you both for the work you are doing...if my name is picked please donate it to a girl who needs it...thank you..

Laurie said...

I was so happy to see your blog name on the list of participants! I do not have a child to nominate - I just wanted to say hello and say well done! I'm in the planning stages now for my December quilt gift :)

Melzie said...

awww well I honestly cannot think of anyone offhand (which is a good thing) but I want to commend your giveaway! this is one of the neatest ones ever! <3 xoxo melzie

Coyote Quilts said...

What a great idea!! I just want to send cyber {{{{{HUGS}}}}} to you for your giveaway.

Kelli said...

I don't have a child to nominate, I just wanted to say what a great idea! I feel blessed that I don't need a quilt, but will remember to pass out blessings by making some for others in need. Thanks for inspiring me today!
kelli

Michelle said...

I would love this quilt to go to my 4 1/2 year old niece. She is autistic and has never been able to speak. Her parents (my sister & BIL) have gone through tough times financially and emotionally. This quilt would be a great comfort to the whole family and bring a little sunshine to their lives! Thanks for such a generous giveaway.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

No one in my life needs a quilt, but if I won I would be more than willing to let you pick someone.

LethargicLass said...

I'm crying from all the stories I have read here... I wish I could hold each of those girls (and boys) in my arms and be their "quilt"... please choose someone to receive the quilt were I to win...

Thank you

Katy

caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

Terri tterrii@gmail.com said...

I have a 13 year old daughter with Severe Scoliosis. M was first diagnosed at age 11 and our family doctor told us not to worry she has never had any child severe enough to wear a brace or have surgery. We met with M's Orthopedic doctor and then learned that she had a severe S curve in her spine. The same day she was sent to be fitted for her first brace. Now M is 13 and still dealing with scoliosis, she is still growing so we are not sure how bad her curves will get. We know that M will need surgery by the time she is 15, she will have rods placed along side her spine. All through this ordeal M has been a wonderful happy little girl. She mentors in her school, is a straight A student, plays tennis, and volunteers in the after school program. She has some very hard days, has to deal with other kids making fun of her but she continues to hold her head high and deal with each day one at a time. I would love for M to be the receiver of this beautiful quilt, I know it would make some of those hard days a little easier.

Anonymous said...

my daughters 3 month old baby. it will please her very much.
thank you.
cidtwoatcoxdotnet

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I wanted to just say hello and tell you I admire what you are doing! So important at this time of year! I love the quilt in your banner! What a lovely blog! ♥

MJ said...

Wow, my story isnt as good as everybody elses, but here it goes. My cousin was pregnant this summer. Her water 'broke' 9 weeks premature. She was immediatly hospitalized and on bed rest for 3 weeks. The baby was born 6 weeks premature. Since her birth she has had several health problems (she even 'crashed' once and had to be revived) and has yet to come home. I would love to be able to send her such a wonderful gift.
If I don't win, please, all who read this, keep her in your thoughts and prayers!

Thanks,
MJ

mj.kortus at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I know of several people who could use the quilt but, after reading the stories of the homeless and ill, I think they may need it more. I have a god-daughter who is in an abusive situation can't find a job because of the dork she is with, and it is the two kids who will suffer.

VickyB said...

What a wonderful give-away. So many needy little girls and so few quilts. What you are doing is so generous, and heart warming. If my name is picked, please donate the quilt to [Susan's little girl]. The girl in a hopeless situation. God Bless You.

BubzRugz said...

This is such a lovely giveaway and I'd love to win it - at this time I don't know a girl with a great need but I wanted to comment and tell you I love the sentiment behind your giveaway.... If my number comes up I would love you to redraw so it goes to someone special who needs it at this time...
Hugz

Farm Quilter said...

Bless you for what you are doing. You are an inspiration to all of us to dig a little deeper and give a little more of ourselves. I don't have a little girl who needs this quilt, the one I would have suggested has gone home to the Lord from bone cancer.

Sean said...

If I were to win, I would like it sent to a lady who is once again fighting cancer. She has been fighting for three years now. She was always doing for others, I would love to give this quilt to her.

Dot said...

My niece is 7, and failing. Doctors can't find the reason, but she is already confined to a wheelchair. They suspect a fatal mitochondrial disease. She finally realized that she is probably going to die last month...it's hard. I would nominate her for the quilt.

Dot
dminshall67@yahoo.com

sewgrateful said...

I don't know anyone at this moment. I'm sure if I thought about it I would. There are so many needy children in the world. God Bless you for this give-away!!! Sewgrateful

Peggy H said...

This a wonderful project you have started! Your Grandmother would be very proud of you. I would like my vote to count toward Susan's nominee (Oct 2 post)She certainly needs a lift of hope
Peggy H

Robyn said...

I am not entering this giveaway. I just wanted to say I love what you are doing!

Ginny said...

I am so thankful that I cannot enter your giveaway! By the grace of God I do not know any little girls that are more needy than the posts I have just read. I did want to say God bless you! What you are doing is a wonderful thing.
Ginny

apple blossom said...

My niece has been in the hospital with Pneumonia

I believe she'd love to have this quilt.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com