Friday, October 23, 2020

#sewpink Blog Hop ++ Bear Hugs Quilt Pattern

I am very excited to participate in the #SewPINK initiative created by My mother had breast cancer, but because she caught it early she is now thankfully cancer free.

Three activities for my hop day...
  1. My new pattern, Bear Hugs, launches. 
  2. I am auctioning off the Bear Hugs cover quilt on Instagram and all proceeds will be donated to support breast cancer research.
  3. I am giving away a $30 gift certificate to


My newest pattern, Bear Hugs, uses a scrappy Bear Claw quilt block in an interesting design setting.  This pattern is prefect for your scraps and you can use it to create your own quilt.  I believe that a quilt is a hug made of fabric.

The pattern contains cutting instructions for both scraps and fat eighths, detailed step by step piecing instructions, and a coloring page to test out different color schemes.   

You can find the pdf, digital version of Bear Hugs, in my pattern shop.

I had a lot of fun taking pictures of this quilt including in a field behind the hospital by my house.


The Bear Hugs quilt will be auctioned off on Instagram today, being posted around 8 am EST this morning.  The auction will last for 3 days through midnight EST Sunday night.  I will pay shipping costs within the US and the winner will donate the winning amount directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


**update ** giveaway now closed

And last but not least, byAnnie has generously given a prize of a $30 gift certificate to one lucky winner.  

Enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter.  The giveaway is open from 12:15am EST Friday, October 23, 2020 and will end at 11:00pm EST on Sunday, October 25, 2020.  The giveaway is open to everyone around the world.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The #SewPink Initiative was created by LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout the year. Our efforts culminate in an annual blog hop during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote self-care, awareness, early detection and support for those affected by breast cancer. 

To learn more and see the calendar of events visit:

To find screenings available near you:
Breast Screen (Australia) (US)
WebMD (free screenings)

To donate directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation visit:

Check out the rest of the #sewPINK blog hop...
✂ Oct. 1 (Thur): Mister Domestic
✂ Oct. 5 (Mon): Sewfinity
✂ Oct. 7 (Wed)Great Heron Thread
✂ Oct. 9 (Friday)Knot and Thread
✂ Oct. 12 (Mon): Snuggles Quilts
✂ Oct. 14 (Wed)A Bright Corner
✂ Oct. 16 (Fri)Suzn Quilts
✂ Oct. 19 (Mon)HUGS'N KISSES
✂ Oct. 20 (Tues)Sallie Tomato
✂ Oct. 22 (Thur)Masterpiece Quilting, Nancy Scott 
✂ Oct. 23 (Fri)Meadow Mist Designs
✂ Oct. 26 (Mon): LoveYouSew
✂ Oct. 27 (Tue)Teresa Coates
✂ Oct. 31 (Sat)Sookie Sews of Sue O'Very Designs

Thanks for stopping by!  


  1. Beautiful quilt and love this pattern! Thank you !!

  2. Thank you so much for the pattern, I love it and can't wait to make one!

  3. Stunning quilt; thank you for the pattern. On my to do list for my scraps!

  4. Thank you Cheryl. I love your quilts and this one is great for scraps.

  5. Your Bear Hugs quilt is sew pretty, Cheryl, and you are a doll to offer the pattern for free during this blog hop! How like you! Stay safe and enjoy your weekend.

  6. Thank you so much, Cheryl! I love this pattern and appreciate more than you know your generosity in providing it free for this Hop. I have come to know your generous spirit over the years. Have a wonderful weekend and stay healthy. Toni Vitrano

  7. Thank you, Cheryl! I've made chemo quilts for several friends with breast cancer, and yours is perfect for this. Hopefully I get to make it for fun, though! My sweet stepmom had breast cancer too, and she got a Mardi Gras themed chemo quilt. We lost her last year, but not to the cancer. My dad loves her quilt and sleeps with it. All the best to your mom and to you!

  8. ThInk you for the pattern! I am always looking for patterns that use fat quarters!

  9. I couldn't get the pattern. It said the link was "not found". It's a beautiful quilt!

  10. Thank you for the great pattern.

  11. This is such a fun pattern! I love your pink version, of course, and want to make a pink and purple version with scraps. Thanks for the pattern and I hope your version raises a lot of money in the auction!

  12. Beautiful quilt, thank you for the pattern! Can’t wait to make it. Glad to hear your mom is cancer free.

  13. Thank you for the pattern, I love the Bear Paw block and pink and scrappy is even better! :)

  14. Beautiful quilt and pattern. Certainly a worthy cause. There is too much breast cancer.

  15. Great news about your mother. Love the new pattern (and thanks for giving it away). It might be a way for me to use up my ever-growing pile of scraps. LOL

  16. I love your staggered layout with the half-blocks! And your fabrics shine, that binding... I just want to copy the whole quilt. We will see if I give in to the urge. To have the chance, I downloaded the pattern. Thanks for giving it away! xo Melanie

  17. Thank you for your generosity, Cheryl. I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and I believe a pillow with the Bear Hugs to give comfort during her treatment will be how I use the pattern.


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