Saturday, August 25, 2012

Giveaway Time!

We're Celebrating Back To School With A Blog Hop And Giveaway!


Thanks to Michelle Foster at Quilting Gallery for organizing this blog hop.  I know everyone has been running around furiously getting all their children ready to return to school and now it's time for some quilting fun and relaxation.

Last night my bee girls came over and we hand quilted on my mother-in-law's quilt.  We had a blast!  I think we all needed some "girls giggling time".  It's amazing how you can quilt yourself into a corner...Gina......hehe
 
Here was Gina just quilting along and suddenly glasses are off and she is like a pretzel trying to get some stitches into the quilt.  We all rolled......and of course there had to be a picture.  Ever fill like your arms are just not long enough to get that last needle full of stitches in?
 
Below is where we all suddenly ended up at one end of the quilt trying to get this row finished.  We bumped elbows and heads.  We would be sewing along and suddenly someone would hand you their needle and say "here do that piece".  What a great group of ladies!
 

 Mom was sewing a sleeve and label on her challenge quilt and being the quilt police for us....hehe.  She is always able to find a "spot" that we might have missed some stitches.  Here shows the four quilters all ending up on the left side.  What a hoot!
Love having my bee girls come over and play.  Thanks ladies for all the help quilting this quilt.  We spent so much time oohing and awing over the beautiful embroidery that my mother-in-law added to every one of the sunbonnet sue and sam blocks.  How talented she was with those skills.
 Now to my giveaway........

I've put together a jellyroll of 20 batik fabrics from my stash.  I have really grown to so love these beautiful and unique fabrics.  The giveaway is open until September 4th at midnight Eastern Standard Time.  I will draw a winner on September 5th at 5:00 a.m. and post the winner.  Entering is easy........Just follow my blog and leave a comment telling me how many years you have been quilting.
Make sure you visit the rest of the bloggers who are participating in the Giveaway and Blog Hop.  Blog Hop and Giveaway Party Link

Good luck and Happy Quilting,
Shelia

117 comments:

Karen M said...

Am I the first one? I am already a follower of your blog. I am so happy that your mother-in-law's quilt is being finished. I have been quilting since 1976. The bicentennial inspired a lot of us to quilt. I have stayed with it. Yes, I am old. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Dana Gaffney said...

That looks like so much fun. I am a follower and I've been quilting for about 3 years. Thanks.

Linda said...

I became a follower during the Red, White & Blue blog hop.

I am thrilled to see the progress on your MIL's quilt. It was already a memory quilt and now memories are being made in finishing it! Awesome.

I have sewn forever--will since junior high age...I started quilting about 3 years ago.

Judy1522 said...

I am a follower of your blog and I am pretty new to quilting. I have been quilting for a little over a year although I have been sewing for more years than I can remember.

Rosa said...

That`s looks amazing.I am a follower and I`ve been quilting for about six year.Thanks!!

julieQ said...

A quilting bee!! Love it, it looks like so much fun!! I have been quilting since I was about 5 years old...so that is 43 years. Couldn't be!!! I learned from my mom, and my grandma was such in inspiration too.

Leah said...

I am a follower and have been quilting for 15 years.

Susan Perham said...

I am a follower too! I have been quilting since 1993!

Susan Perham said...

I am a follower too! I have been quilting since 1993!

lynaeve said...

I'm a follower. I've been quilting about 9 months

Sharon said...

I'm a new follower and I've been quilting for about two years and still learning lots! Thank you!

Abbigail said...

I'm a new follower. I have been quilting probably about 30 years now.

Gene Black said...

okay, I am following - you had me at "batik" -one of my favorites. I have been quilting since 2008 - so that is??? I am a quilter, I don't do math.LOL...a little over four years?

Michell said...

Follow you now. Have been sewing for nearly 30yrs but a quilter, am still fairly new at it

I follow you

Carla G said...

I'm a follower! I'm a new quilter... I started in March of this year. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Barbara Woods said...

i am a follower and i am blog hopping to at wont-to-bequilter

giddy99 said...

I am a beginner quilter - I would LOVE to attend an actual bee!! I love hand embroidery; I would suspect that hand quilting would have the same appeal.

Jeanne said...

I am now following you and having been quilting for 7 years.

Richard Healey said...

I am new to quilting. I have quilted since December. I have made more then 40 lap or baby quilts so I am slowly getting into this. Most recently a Twin batik quilt and am excited your giving away some. Oh and new follower want to see more of what you and the girls are sewing together. By the way yes I am a guy to quilt. I am not into hand sewing any thing but I can do some amazing things on my machine.

jmniffer said...

I am a new follower and I have been quilting for two years. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Fiesta said...

 





Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize. I became a follower. I have been quilting 7 wonderful years.



 

Cherise said...

Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance! I've been quilting for a year. I'm a new follower! Have a Nice Day! :)

Jennie Bobbins said...

I am a follower who has been quilting Zero years. I am just learning!

Miss Beau Jangles said...

I finished my first quilt a couple of years ago; it was made from a batik jelly roll! I am a new follower x

Julie said...

I have been quilting about 6-7 years now. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway - I LOVE batiks.

Fleurette said...

I have been quilting for eight years. Thank you for such a fabulous giveaway, I'm following!

Susan said...

I'm a follower! I've been quilting off and on (more on, now!) for 20 years!

Captain StitchyPants said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway :) I'm a brand new quilter, I only started in May! I love it already!

Cherie said...

I am a new follower :) I am have actually never quilted. Yes I know, weird of me to follow quilters, but is the next craft on my list to tackle. I am going to start soon! And I can't wait!! I am just waiting to get my sewing machine out of storage. I have even started purchasing fabric for it too! I have sewn since I was in high school though!

JoyceLM said...

I've been quilting for 6 years & I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm a new follower and have only been quilting for a year and a half. Thanks for the sweet giveaway..love batiks!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I've been quilting for the last 10 years but only seriously been putting some time into this art the past few years. I love this relaxing and entertaining venue, I enjoy meeting new bloggers and chatting with longtime friends.
Thank you for the chance

Gill said...

I'm a new follower and I've been quilting for 10 years!

BizyStitches said...

I'm a follower and I've been trying to quilt for the last 8 years. LOL Thanks

Judy B said...

I am a follower. Quilting for 20+ years with lots of learning to go! Thank you for the giveaway.

Winona said...

I am a follower. I have been a quilter for 6 years now. I am a hand quilter.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I am a machine quilter now for over 40 years........thanks for sharing your Bee photos with us.......looks like you all are having wonderful time. Thanks for the giveaway....love the batiks!

Lyn said...

I already am a follower. I have been quilting for 22 years. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tanya said...

I am a new follower. I have just started quilting, so only a few months. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy Staub said...

I'm a happy follower.... I've been quilting 30+ years.... I loved reading your blog today, I haven't had my quilting frame out in years. I machine quilt everything now. You blog makes me want to get the frame out and have an old fashion quilting bee with my friends. It would be so much fun!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I love that jelly roll. I have been quilting 10 years but never with batiks. I'm a new follower.

TheMugglePuggle said...

I'm a brand new follower of yours! I've only been quilting for the last two weeks! I looked it up and that's 0.4 years, haha! :)

Homemaker Honey said...

Looks like so much fun! I've been quilting since my early 20s.

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Looks like a lovely way to spend an evening. Wish I could have been there. Thanks for the generous giveaway and for participating in the hop.

Jeneta said...

I have been quilting for about 6 years and love it!

marci sinfisi said...

im a new follower...
thanks for the giveaway i jut started quilting about a year ago, so im a complete beginner still!

msmargie2 said...

Looks like everyone had a blast night quilting !!! I too love batiks, thank you for a chance to win such a great prize. I'm following your blog and I have been quilting for 35 years now. Had a wonderful teacher in my mother in law.

Joyce Carter said...

Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful fabric. I am a new follower. I just became #100. So congratulations on having 100 followers. I have been quilting for about 25 years now.

hueisei said...

Look like everyone are having so much fun :)
I'm a follower and I have been quilting for a year :)

Kathy H said...

I am a follower. I have been quilting for about 25 years, started out slowly the first few years.

PJ said...

I've been quilting for 15 years and sewing since I was eleven.

PJ said...

I'm a new follower.

apple blossom said...

follower

been quilting not long at all

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Karen said...

I've been officially quilting for 7 years. I'm a follower.

SewWhatsNew said...

I have been quilting since August of 1982. Where did the time go? Time do fly when you are having fun. Thanks.

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

HI!!! I am a follower and I am a new quilter!! Just started during the table top spring hop!!! Thanks

gibberish said...

I'm a new GFC follower & a novice quilter, though I've been sewing for many years.
Thanks for the giveaway.
bandkgram at hotmail dot ca

Catskill Quilter said...

I have been involved with quilts for (blush!) over 40 years -- and it always has something new to learn! I am a follower.

Becky said...

It's wonderful seeing photos of an actual quilting bee. We do mostly handwork, not hand quilting. I have been quilting 9 years. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Gwen said...

Looks like you ladies have as much fun as my sewing group does each week! :-)

I have been quilting for about 2 to 3 years, I guess. I have made quilts in the past, but really got "hooked" when my Aunt invited my sister and I to come and quilt with her every week-- and our group has grown to 6 or more now-- good times, great friends. :-)

Thank you for the chance to win-- I love batiks too! :-)

Sher S. said...

I've been quilting for 35 years, started when my dd's were 2 and 4. They are now 36 and 38. I've seen all the progress from marking patterns on fabric and carefully cutting it out to the rotary cutters we have now and the accu-quilt cutters. Thanks for the chance to win the batiks, they are my most favorite fabrics in the world.

Debbie said...

I started my first quilt when I was about 12...my Grandmother and her sister always quilted and I loved to play under the frame as they quilted. I did not finish the quilt then, but found it years ago in my mom's attic. Got it out and finished quilting it. 45 years and I still love to quilt. Your bee looks like so much fun

joyce said...

I have quilted since I put my first stitch in my Mom's quilts probably 50 years ago.

OhioLori said...

Love your group of Bee Girls! Wish I could come & join you! Just became a new Follower!

I'm pretty new to Quilting.... probably not even 2 yrs yet. Getting braver tho! lol Have made couple Wallhangings & a few Baby Quilts. Want to learn to do Free Motion Quilt.....but have hand quilted.

Thanks soooooo much for chance to win your drawing! :)

sh said...

I am a new follower of your blog. So nice to have a bee group!

sh said...

I hav been quilting ever since a friend said, 'You sew! You should quilt." and she gave me a quilting magazine! greetings from northern British Columbia, Canada

Karen Pior said...

How lovely to see a modern version of the quilting bee. I have been quilting for about 11 years. Cheers, Karen.

Deanna said...

I have been a quilter for more than 12 years, love it and the awesome people I have met along the way

Amanda said...

I'm a new follower and have been quilting for about 3 years

gccmom said...

I am a new follower and have only quilted for about a year. I haven't done any tops yet. I've just pieced purses and totes.

AlessandraLace said...

I am follower from Italy. I am a beginner quilter, I made so little works. hugs

Lisa Cox said...

I'm a follower via GFC as VettekLisa.
I've been quilting for about 1 1/2 years now. I seem to be one of those people that can only do 1 project at a time though.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I'm a new follower...been quilting for about 30 years now...it's addictive!!..lol Thanks for a great giveaway

Nanbon44 said...

I am a follower

Nanbon44 said...

Don't remember how many years I have been quilting,been a long time

Bonnie58 said...

I'm a new follower and batiks are my all-time favbourite. I have my fingers crossed. I have been sewing for a lot of years, but really took up quilting about 5 years ago. thanks for the oportunity on the giveaway
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Sheila said...

I started quilting in 2000 so 12 years ago , I have loved every minute . I am a follower , thanks for the chance at this great giveaway .

JanesQuilting said...

Batik fabrics, how wonderful, they are my favorite to work with. Thanks for the chance to win.

JanesQuilting said...

Batik fabrics, how wonderful, they are my favorite to work with. Thanks for the chance to win.

Shirley Tener said...

quilting 1 year, following

Tricia said...

I have been really quilting in the last 1.5 yr.

Thank you for the chance to win your pretty batiks.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Kathy said...

I am a new follower not sure how long I've been quilting..at least 15 years

Farm Quilter said...

I am a follower! I have been quilting 4 years, 9 months and 2 days!!! Totally addicted to my fabric collection and my longarm I ordered 9 months after piecing my first quilt! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win your luscious batiks!!!

Susan said...

8 years Your quilting bee looks like fun

Elisabetta said...

I am your new GFC follower, and well it's about.... 0 (yes zero!) years I am quilting, this is a new passion to me, but I want it to grow.
thanks for the giveaway

Judi said...

I'm a follower. I made my first quilt top about 15 years ago, but didn't really get serious about quilting until about 5 years ago. Now I can't get enough of it!

Sarita said...

I've been quilting for 9 years.. since I was 15!
Thanks for the opportunity to win those gorgeous batiks! :)

sarita0818 at comcast dot net

MaryBeth said...

I'm a new follower. I've been quilting for 8 years and am totally hooked.

Renate Bontrup said...

I am a new follower and a new quilter. I just finished my first quilt and already have 5 more in progress plus a few other random blocks for practice. This is my first year quilting. I am loving your batiks as they are my favourite fabric style (and color) :-)

Lisa said...

I'm a new follower! I've been quilting for about 8 years. I love it!

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

I've quilted for about 5 years and live with my mother who has 65+ years of quilting. She taught me and we have fun with our shared hobby. We handquilt in a lap hoop.

Peggy said...

I'm a new follower. I don't quilt, but I sew tote bags, pillows and other items for seniors and children.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Linda Meyers Gabbard said...

I am a new follower and I am new to quilting too no just started this year
llmgabbard60 at Gmail Dot com

mara said...

I have just started quilting and following!

Bossymamma said...

I'm a new follower. I've only been quilting for three or four months.

dfne at peterjh dot wanadoo dot co dot uk

mahoo said...

I made my first quilt about 15 years ago,,but took a long hiatus, and have been back at it for about 5 years. Thanks for the chance to win.

quiltinggrammy said...

Completed my first quilt this year although I did a couple of tops last year. I'm a fan of batiks so am glad I have a chance to win your giveaway.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I made my first large quilt for the year 2000.
Please check out my blog

Angela said...

My first quilt was 26 years ago, but I have on,y been seriously quilting for about 4 years. Thanks or the giveaway and I am a new follower.

Anne said...

I made my first quilt in 1982, when I was age 22, but after years of garment sewing, I began quilting again in December of 2010.

Blanje Bleu said...

I now follow you're blog, and I think the first quilt I started making in 1993. It was never finished. It stayed a top and got lost when a lot of work was done to my house.... I'm still sad about that...

Anonymous said...

I am a follower now and have been quilting from the 80's. I often wonder if you like to know where these bloggers come from besides trying to win. I live in Sonora, CA all of my life and have seen a lot of changes. We never had stop lights before and now they are everywhere. It is called a city and that is exactly where it is now. Thank you for joining in the Blog Hop and giving all us a chance to win that wonderful jelly roll. Someone will be quilting her little heart out.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Connie said...

Looks like you're all having a wonderful time! I am a follower and have been quilting on and off for 40 years.

Sue said...

I am a follower. I have been quilting for about 30 years. Started with Eleanor Burns and her quilt in a day.

Martha said...

I am a new follower...enjoyed my visit. I have been doing needlework for my entire life...quilting has always been a part of my life.

nicolesender said...

New gfc follower: nicolesender
I have been quilting for about 40 years. I'm not the faster quilter but do finally finish the quilts and my family loves them.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

spiritweaver said...

Love the jellyroll!
25 years, still amateur

Maria Kievit said...

Would love to participate in a hand quilting bee again! Have been quilting for 10 years or more now?!? Don't really know. Thanks for the wonderful pics on top! they cracked me up too.

quiltmom said...

How fun to participate in a quilting bee- nothing like sharing time with a group of women who love to quilt together. The stories you could tell.
I have been quilting seriously since 1996 though I dabbled with quilting since the late 1970's. The materials sure have changed a lot since then.
I am a long time follower of your blog.
Batiks are one of my favorite things- I have collected more than a few of those gorgeous fabrics but one never can have enough of those lovely fabrics.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Quilting Susie said...

I have been quilting for 12 years now. It is amazing to be able to view the photos of your Bees girls together hand quilting together. What great fellowship. One of my next projects will be a Sunbonnet Sue and Sam quilt. My husband is making the quilting frame so I can try my hand at hand quilting. Wish me luck. Thank you for participating in the Blog Hop what an awesome prize to give away.

Quilting Susie said...

I am a new follower and can't wait to see what new discoveries I will make here.

Trinity said...

I have been quilting for 9 yrs!

Marsha Cooper said...

I am a new follower.
I started learning how to quilt in sewing club at church about 4 years ago.
Although I've learned a lot of new things over the past 4 years, I still feel like such a beginner!

Elaine O'Connell said...

thanks for the opportunity to win. I am a new follower and have been quilting about 3 years

Debbie said...

I am now a follower and have been quilting for 21 years. debbie73521@yahoo.com

Frog Quilter said...

I am a follower now. I have been quilting for 12 years and still can't get enough. Giving a quilt is still the greatest joy. Love it!!