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Hopes and Dreams

Quilt Challenge for ALS

"I was diagnosed with ALS Novemeber 30, 2012. I read abougt your quilts for ALS patients on the ALS forum and I want you to know that it touched by heart very much. When our bodies start to waste away we get cold so easily. To be covered with a warm work of love is priceless. Thank you for sewing such love, care and support to those of us who are living with this beast."


Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS

  • Begins August 1st and ends July 31st of the next year (quilts received after July 31st are automatically entered in to the next year's challenge)
  • Minimum quilt size 35"x 44" or larger. Lap or bed quilts of all sizes are welcomed.
  • We encourage the addition of a 4" removable or hidden sleeve on the backside of the quilting for displaying.
  • Please not the size of your finished quilt on the Entry Form.
  • If you used a specific pattern or fabric line and would like to share that with fellow entrants the information is shared on the Hopes & Dreams Facebook page for the enjoyment of quilters across the world.
  • Tied quilts are welcomed, as are knit or crochet blankets.
  • Handcrafted items of all types gratefully accepted.

ALS is a devasting disease that leaves a person's body paralyzed while their mind and spirit are alert and active. By participating in the Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge you help raise awareness about ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), bring warmth and hope to the lives of ALS patients, and also help raise much needed funds for research for a treatment and a cure.

Donated quilts are given to ALS patients or used to raise research money for ALS by being photographed, displayed, auctioned or raffled. In addition to contributing you quilt to a wonderful cause -- ALL donated quilts are eligible to win exciting and wonderful prizes.

The Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge is non-juried and all donated quilts are entered into general prize drawings. There are also incredible prize packages for winners in seven (7) different categories.

Take the challenge -- click here!