Category Archives: Giveaways

Jennifer Sampou Debuts “Shimmer” Fabric Today at SHWS—Fabric Giveaway Too!

Hello readers! Today’s a shimmery day because we’ve got a peek for you into Jennifer Sampou’s latest line from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Not only that, we’ve made a rather fabulous quilt with selected prints from Shimmer, and we are AGLOW … Continue reading

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The Latest from that Amazing Quilter, Gwen Marston (+ a Giveaway!)

At one time or another, I suspect we’ve all had the experience of meeting someone new and feeling that immediate “click” of connection–the perfect description of my first encounter (in 1989!) with legendary and beloved Michigan quilter, Gwen Marston. I wrote about … Continue reading

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Quilt Retreat Update and Iron Caddy Giveaway

Hope your year has gotten off to a great start. Just can believe it’s February already. So much has happened this past month! It began with the quilting retreat I mentioned in my last post. My plan was to make … Continue reading

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I like it/I don’t . . . I like it/I don’t . . . Tackling The Quilt-Making Seesaw

Despite fighting the flu, I did start 2014 in a fever (ha-ha) of industry. So far, I’ve made one quilt, plus I finished a little quilted portrait of my mother. Then, I segued into a quilt for my own use, … Continue reading

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Christmas Elf Goes Rogue . . . Get a Jumpstart on Xmas 2014 With Today’s Giveaway

This Christmas elf is officially on holiday . . . I’ve baked, cooked, decorated, and entertained; I’ve shopped, packed/shipped, and wrapped; and, best of all, I’ve hugged, kissed, and celebrated with family and friends; and now, I’m officially taking a … Continue reading

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Holiday on the Central Coast and The Winner of Laura’s Tea Towel Giveaway!

Holiday on the Central Coast of California When my husband and I got married, we made the mistake of having our wedding during the week of Thanksgiving. Through the years, most anniversaries have been spent traveling to or from relatives … Continue reading

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Two Tea Towels = Simple Apron plus Gift Basket Ideas & Giveaway

Ahh, I’m seeing gift baskets everywhere these days. ‘Tis the season! I both enjoy giving and receiving them as they often contain some special little personalized treasures that have been carefully inserted with the recipient in mind. Having a theme … Continue reading

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A California Quilter Crosses the Pond: Part 2–A Feast of Stitching Inspiration (+ Giveaway)

The jet lag may be history, but I’m still bubbling with inspiration from my recent “holiday” in the UK. In addition to the Autumn Quilt Festival Malvern, which I shared in my Tuesday post, the trip provided a feast of ideas for future stitching projects. Sunday saw us … Continue reading

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My Quilt Crush: Yoko Saito (+ A Giveaway!)

This infatuation started when my morning email included an Interweave/F+W Media e-flyer promoting a new Yoko Saito title called Housewarming Patchwork: 78 Original Motifs and 10 Projects. Ooh–how fabulous! Delicious neutral prints deployed whimsically ala style Japonaise! Hmm, I thought … Continue reading

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Meet Fabric Designer Jennifer Sampou . . . and a Giveaway!

I have had the pleasure of knowing and enjoying the beautiful work of talented fabric designer Jennifer Sampou since she first wowed the quilt world back in 1989. Since the debut of her initial fabric line, Jennifer has designed over 3000 prints and sold millions of yards … Continue reading

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