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Quilt Challenge for ALS

2017 Sew Popular Finalists 

2017 Sew Popular Finalists - Vote

For high resolution photos of the 2017 Sew Popular Finalists, head over to our Flickr album.  

It's been a long wait this year, but we are finally ready to vote on 2017 Sew Popular quilts.  

Many thanks to all who participated this year, we received over 900 quilts which we are sending to ALS chapters across the country or selling with 100% of the proceeds going to ALS research.  The generosity and kindness of the quilting community constantly amazes, inspires and humbles us.  

We are reminded on a daily basis the way in which ALS touches the lives of so many.  We read your stories in the cards that you send, we here you talk about your loves ones stricken with such an awful disease, and on very special occasions, we are able to meet the spouses and children of those left to carry on.  To all the quilters and crafters out there, who allow us to be stewards of their precious creations, thank you!  You pour hours, day, weeks into creating one of kind heirlooms, and then you selflessly, generously donate them to us, so we may gift them to people with ALS (PALS).  What a wonderful community to be a part of, quilters are amazing!  

With love and thanks,

The Dream Team

There are 11 finalists this year, in alphabetical order:

Ann Collins, Annandale, VA
Barbar Hutton of Carolina Shores, NC
Chris Milodragovich of Missoula, MT
Dianne Gilbert of Fort Collins, CO
Karne Grace of Pine Bush, NY
Kathy Byrd of Hampton, VA
Margaret Kenning of Elkhorn, NE
Mary Ellen Zeitz of South Windsor, CT
Melinda Dagenhart of Newport News, VA
Patricia Wheeler of Eagle Mountain, UT
Terri Hopman of Aransas Pass, TX


"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.
Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS

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