Thursday, April 25, 2013

Time For a Giveaway!

Just this week my page views have actually topped 50,000!  Still scratching my head that people come to my block on purpose to read about my quilty struggles and victories!  I can sometimes pin down interest in my blog to particular quilting projects that have great eye appeal, but then there are those loyal readers who follow along regardless of what crazy project I'm working on.  You guys rock!
The loot
Obviously a great time for a giveaway!  What I have gathered up is all in the picture above.  I hope it looks as interesting to you as it does to me!

  • graphite marking pencil
  • Collection For a Cause medallion pattern
  • Easy as 1-2-3 Temecula pattern
  • Scarlet Today applique needles (you will never go back to another brand*wink)
  • Piecemakers betweens
  • John James Big Eye betweens
  • Leaves Galore applique/vine ruler
Okay, the thing is, I can only ship to US residents for which I profusely apologize to all that live outside of the US.  Postage is insane these days.

I'm going to run the giveaway for 1 week.  At the end of the week I'll draw one name from those entered (please make sure I can reach you by email!) and notify the winner.

If you want to be entered into the drawing, all I ask is that you leave a comment telling me what you would call my 'style' of quilting.  Don't be shy.  Try to put a name (or names) on it as I know I'm all over the place from project to project.  I will NOT be offended if perchance I don't agree exactly!  If you're a follower, go ahead and leave a second comment for a second chance to win.  Every single time I think I'm just a big goober and should give up my quilt blog forever, I get a great comment that keeps me going.  There seems to be plenty of us trying to make our way through the shoals of creativity together.  Thanks for the wonderful support!

51 comments:

  1. I would call your style of quilting "beautifully eclectic." It's great to see that you try different things. I stumbled across your site from a link on "Collector with a Needle" but will definitely return. -LoisVDenver@gmail.com (please do not include my email on any listing; I don't want a bunch of spam. thanks!)

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  2. Congratulations on 50 000 hits, that is awesome! I'm in Europe, so I'm not in the drawing and don't have to classify your style, but I would say your quilts are wonderfully "real". I used to love quilting magazines that showcased quilts made from someone's stash instead of designer lines, and that is the feeling I get when I visit your blog. When choosing which blogs to read it's all about the quilter's voice for me, not the style. I think your quilts are beautiful!

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  3. And I'm a follower - congratulations on the 50k views!

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  4. Baskets and Bow Ties plus hand quilting, I'd say you are more of a traditional quilter.

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  5. Your quilts are very inspirational, individual, bursting of creativity, stunning and beautiful. I love to read your posts where you describe your creative prosess. I am sure we could have a great time making quilts together.

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  6. congrats! I plan on having a giveaway soon also as I am starting my 7th year of blogging. I would say your quilting is "traditional", but with a little bit of a modern twist in it that you add bright colors sometimes - also kind of "folk art" as your applique gives off that feeling to me. I keep coming back just for inspiration. I'm not sure what I am doing with my giveaway yet - postage is throwing us all off a little bit isn't it.

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  7. I do follow you on my google reader (which I guess I need to change sometime soon)

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  8. First of all...you are NOT a goober!! But you are very funny and have a wonderful writing style. You explain quilting issues in a way that is so relatable and often with just a pinch of humor, so reading your blog is fun (and beautiful to boot!) I would call your style of quilting "whimsical traditional" because it's very traditionaln with some fun surprises on occasion. What a wonderful give away!

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  9. I would say your kind of quilting is right up my alley - very traditional with rich colors. We would be real life quilting buddies if we lived near each other! Thanks for a great giveaway, and congrats on such a big blogging milestone!

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  10. Creative is the word that pops in my mind. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

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  11. Fun, a giveaway! Eclectic popped into my mind, too. Creative fits as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. I'd call your style "tradition with a twist" or "stretching tradition." Most traditional quilters would put flowers or vines in the corners of a quilt. But lightbulbs? Scissors? Delightful! The quilt you have in the hoop right now has those wonderful modern circles around a traditional medallion. It's fresh and beautiful, and is sort of a bridge between traditional and modern styles. Thanks for sharing your work!

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  13. I can't just pick one word, so here goes:
    energetic
    clever
    ingenious
    heart-felt
    real life
    ...and so on!

    Congrats on all the visitors. Your blog is delightful....oops, there's another good descriptive for you!

    blessings,
    pam

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  14. I would have to say if I had to pick one work it would be inspiring. You certainly inspire me with all your creativity .

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  15. I follow on bloglovin 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  16. I would say your style is all your own. You quilt what you love and not stuck in a style. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  17. Congratulations on 50,000 hits. That's great!

    Style? My first thought eclectic. But there's a tradition aspect, too, plus just a pinch of modern/nontraditional (maybe because of the colors/color combinations you sometimes use). Whatever style, your quilts are lovely.

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  18. I follow on Google Reader. If you read this comment in your email, you can reply to me from there. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  19. Hmmm... name your style. After some thought I would say, Traditional with a Twist. Your Basket Medallion and Vertical Basket Quilts are two favorites of mine... traditional blocks, but the twist comes in with the fabrics choices you make, and how you put everything together after auditioning different looks on your design wall/design floor. (I can't wait to see how you set the basket blocks on the Basket Medallion quilt... on point? straight?) Maybe a better way to describe your style is TRADITIONALLY YOURS! Either way, it's a great style! Thanks for the opportunity on the great give away!

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  20. I would say your style is traditional with a touch of prim thrown in.

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  21. I have not commented often but do read your blog and I would say that you make quilts that are to be used , loved and appreciated. Would that qualify as traditional?

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  22. I would say your style is traditional, but you twist it to fit your personality. I think this is wonderful because that means your quilts are "unique".

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  23. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  24. I think everyone else has said it well: You have a personal style that combines traditional with creative and artistic interpretations. I love your medallions (also a favorite style of mine). And you are a traditional hand quilter! (So am I). I've been following your blog for awhile in a reader and always enjoy your posts and your photos. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

    Your giveaway is very enticing and generous-we all like a surprise, don't we?
    Happy stitching to you.

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  25. I'm also a follower. BTW, I found your blog on someone's blog roll, but I don't recall where. I'm glad I came along :).

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  26. I'll go with creative and highly detailed. You make many of the quilts I love to look at, but I haven't gotten up to that difficulty level yet. For example, the little baskets. I'm currently working on a quilt top made of stars and shasta daisies. (for comparison)

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  27. New follower. Found you through Sew Cal Gal.

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  28. I would call your creations STUNNING!! Love your blog!! Thanks for the chance to win!! I have wanted a wavy ruler to make leaves and stems..forever and the other loot is wonderful!!
    Paulette
    (I have a USA address!:o)

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  29. I'd call it traditional with a twist. You seem to take traditional patterns an add, change, twist them around to suite you. Thanks for a chance to try a few new things.

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  30. I am one of your many followers and enjoy watching your creative process.

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  31. Am brand new to your Blog....but rambled thru a bit.....already think you're a very creative & amazing Quilter!!! I"m new to Quilty things....so definitely lovin' your "style"!!! :)

    thank you for such a grrrrrreat Give-a-Way too!! Wowie!

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  32. signed up as new Follower..thru Bloglovin'....since GFC won't be round much longer huh? (is sooo Blah!Hope they change their mind!lol))

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  33. Your quilts are very original and inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. Lots of goodies. Thanks for a very generous giveaway and the chance to win.

    Helen

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  35. The more conventional terms to describe your quilts might be traditional, folk art, early American; but your style has more substance. They evoke more a strong emotion that goes much deeper than a style or an era. If you were to hold a focus group to "brand name" your design style, some word associations for your quilts would be
    Golden Glow
    Just Before Sunset
    Hot Cocoa
    Nurture
    Comfort
    Warmth
    Some phrases your quilts evoke would be,
    There there, it will all be better soon.
    I saved an extra slice of pie for you.
    It's so good to see you back home!

    Your quilts are like the cake everyone wants at the church bake sale, because they just KNOW yours is made from scratch with fresh ingredients and not from a box.
    Your quilting style should pioneer a new genre, I brand your style "Tranquility Quilting".

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  36. I think your style is like everyone else's....your style! Everyone has their own little tweaks and turns that they add to their own quilts even if they are following a pattern. Beautiful work!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  37. Looking through the pictures I would call you a traditional quilter with a bit of flare!

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  38. I understand about not including internationals , the shipping costs are a lot! I'll try to answer anyway but it's hard to put these things into words... traditional with a twist, adventurous but comfortable, a very real quilter in that you use what you have. It's hard to catagorize a style but I do love yours.

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  39. Congratulations, you eclectic quilter, you! :)

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  40. perhaps you're my kind of tradionalist ... tradional blocks with a modern touch. anyhoo, i like what you do and how you do it! enjoyed browsing your blog, thanx

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  41. Traditionally Eclectic. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Warm & Comfy style.

    Thanks for having this giveaway.

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  43. Let's see---you hand piece and hand quilt. You try different styles and colors. I know you like scraps in a multitude of colors. You like to use the machine. I would call you a "Creative Quilter".

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  44. Congrats on the 50,000+ page views. I see so many styles in your quilting from Traditional and Very Creative. I love that you try new ways to accomplish your projects. That's what inspires me about you. I so enjoy your blog. Of course you have so many page views - face it your our kind of quilter. Patient, Kind and Sharing. Thanks so much for all you do to share your quilting life with us. I look forward to what's rattling around in your mind for a new project.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  45. I follow your blog, GFC and Bloglovin'. Great to be one of your followers.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  46. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  47. My first time to your blog. I will be a follower. I personally don't like labels as to the type of quilting you do. If I did I would say a unique style of quilting! I love all types of quilting, the classics, modern, art - it's all wonderful!

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