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Charms for Charity Contest

Charms for Charity Contest

A friend and I, along with her mom and several other friends, will be getting together in the new year on a regular basis to make quilts for Victoria’s Quilts Canada.

We need fabric. While we’ll all be donating fabric from our own stashes, I thought it would be extra special to have fabric donated from around the world. Here’s the plan.

Send me six 5-inch charms of 100% cotton fabric. Three of the charms will go directly to making quilts for charity and the other three will go into a pile for a contest. Once I have 36 charms in the contest pile, I’ll do a random draw and one lucky sender will win the entire pile of 36.

You’ll have a one in 12 chance to win. I’ll just keep making piles of 36 to randomly draw a winner. So, if 36 of you participate, there will be three winners.

The completed quilts will be labelled, made with fabric donated from quilters around the world. How special will that be for the lucky person to receive one of the quilts?


Send me six 5-inch charms of 100% cotton fabric. No more than two of the same design, please. Six charms will fold nicely to fit a standard business envelope, so it shouldn’t need any extra postage.

Print clearly on a piece of paper: Your name, email address, blog address (if you have one) and your country and state/province if in the US or Canada. Your email address will NOT be published online.

Deadline to mail: December 31, 2008 (final draw January 31, 2009)

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This post was published on November 29th, 2008. Post topics: Charity Quilting.

15 Responses to “Charms for Charity Contest”

  1. Miss Snips says:

    my charms are on their way! But I really want to see the quilts that you make from the charms! My column in the winter 2008 Canadian Quilter suggested some places to donate quilts so I am glad to hear that you are taking up the challenge — maybe not cause I wrote about it — nevertheless, there are so many of us with a stash of fabric and so many that need just a little something extra in their lives, once in a while.

  2. Mishka says:

    Hi Susan,

    Absolutely, the quilts will be posted on my web site. I’m really excited about it.

    I don’t get the Canadian Quilter yet, but I hope to in the new year. I’ll look for your article at my guild meeting tomorrow night. We might also donate to Quilts of Valour and the neo-natal centres at the hospital. I’ve been involved with Victoria Quilts for more than a year now, and I know the need is so great.

    Thanks for participating, I look forward to receiving your charms.


  3. Rosaline says:

    Hi. This is not related to this post, but it’s the only place I can see where I may contact you. Anyway, my question is; Do you know how I might be able to find a particular fabric. I have a 5 x 5 inch square, and have posted a picture and request on my blog, but no one has been able to provide any guidance. Thank-you, Gail Rosaline of the blog, Samadhi.

  4. Mishka says:

    Hi Rosaline,

    You can try this site …


    Hope you find it!


  5. grace says:

    Hi Mishka ..

    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve put a link, image and a quick blurb on my blog for ppl for this charity .. Thanx for posting this

    I’m enjoying your healing quilt project too .. I can’t fathom the pain these women and children have had to endure and my heart goes out to them ..

    hugs and thank you for raising our awareness


  6. grace says:

    oh geeze.. sorry here’s the link LOL .. There are days my brain cells go on vacation and forget to tell me :)


  7. Mitzi Zohar says:

    I’ve added you to my blog and I’m about to go fill my squishy! Thanks for hosting. Should I throw some stamps into the envelope as well?

  8. Mishka says:

    Hi Mitzi,

    Sure, I wouldn’t turn down stamps… thanks!!

    Happy quilting,

  9. Lise says:

    Ive added your contest on my blog… and your charms will be in the mail this week…. can’t wait to see what yous have made with them …happy stitching

  10. Kritta22 says:

    I’ll play!!! I’m putting up a button on two of my blogs! Thanks

  11. I’ll be sending a few as well. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Elsie in Alberta (where it is -24 C. today!)

  12. grace says:


    Sorry about the delay in sending them out, but they were posted on sunday and you should have them maybe tomorrow or wed .. we are only 10 hours apart so it should be 2 – 3 days tops .. if curious, here’s what I’ve sent – http://gquilts.wordpress.com/2008/12/16/packages-basting-and-socks-oh-my/


  13. Judy S says:

    I would love to join in your charm quilt for charity. I’ll be sending mine on there way tomorrow! I’ll add your button to my blog also. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  14. Sara says:

    Is it too late to join? I have some charms ready to go.
    Is there a limit to how many I can send it? I would be happy to send some extra for charity.
    feel free to email me sames5 at verizon dot net

  15. Mishka says:

    Hi Sara,

    No, it’s not too late, and sure I’ll gladly accept extras. Thanks!! The last drawing for the contest will be the end of January, to allow time for all the mail to make it to me during the holiday season.

    All the best,

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