Friday, March 18, 2011

National Quilting Day Giveaway!

If you're a quilter, you've undoubtedly heard that Saturday is National Quilting Day. Woo hoo!

 
There are many ways to celebrate...
  • You can spend the day communing with your stash in your studio
  • You can spend the day, and the contents of your wallet at your local quilt shop
  • You can spend the day in front of your machine and sew all day and all night....guilt free
  • You can spend hours in front of the computer watching QNN, The Quilt Show, Quilters TV, catching up on Alex and Ricky and Eleanor
  • You can spend the day on the couch, with your feet on the coffee table, box of bon bons at your side, leafing through the last years' worth of quilting magazines that always came at a time you were too busy to give them more than a quick glance
  • You can spend the afternoon in a lounge chair, out in the yard, soaking up the sun while you hand sew binding and labels on the last few unfinished projects that have been piling up on your cutting table
However (and how much) you choose to spend this Saturday, it's bound to be a good day spent doing something that brings you joy. And to make it even better, I'm going to host a National Quilting Day Giveaway.

Here's what you're playing for...

FABRIC!!!!!!

109 (give or take 1 or 2) 6" charm squares. There are at least 80 or more unique floral prints in this pack. More than enough to combine with some sashing to make a scrappy Spring throw, or a couple of tote bags.

One winner will take this lovely fabric home. And we'll also have a couple of trinkets from the AQS Lancaster Show to raffle off as consolation prizes.

I'm going to give you multiple chances to win this one:

  • Post a comment telling me what you'll be doing on National Quilting Day on this post for one chance.
  • Post a comment on Saturday's post telling me about your progress for another chance. 
  • Become a follower (or if you are a follower already, let me know) for 1 more chance.
  • Post about my giveaway (link to my blog) on your blog, or Facebook wall for 1 more chance (1 chance for each place you post) 
  • Every person that you direct to the giveaway that says that you sent them gets you an extra chance. (Please ask them to use the name that you comment with, so there's no confusion when I'm doling out chances)
Have a wonderful day....remember to check your supplies to be sure you have everything you need for nonstop quilty fun on Saturday, (or stop at the ATM on your way home from work so nothing will stand between you and the fabric stores come Saturday) and if you see me in Lancaster tomorrow at the AQS show, say 'hey'.

57 comments:

  1. I'll spend half the day sewing with the quilting ladies in my home town. A great way to celebrate the day.

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  2. I shall be at a workshop in my LQS! I didn't even realise it was national quilting day when I booked it!

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  3. I am a follower and I didn't know it was National quilt Day....I probably will sew some but plan to go with my husband to the Expo Center .....maybe go look for some more white fabric for a project I am working on...we will see.

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  4. Sunday....I'll be running kids and working on another wonderful quilt sent my way.

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  5. On National Quilting Day, I will get two quilts quilted on my frame, and then finish up the bags for the woman's shelter.

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  6. I am definitely going to be doing some quilting!!

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  7. GOOD DAY!
    I'M WORKING ON THE "JUST ONE STAR" PROJECT FOR OUR TROOPS! THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  8. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  9. I didn't know it was National Quilting Day either. I'd like to get some sewing and quilting done, maybe some embroidery too. Need to put away some new fabrics I purchased and get organized. I sew much better when organized. Great way to spend the day!

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  10. I've been one of your followers since 2009. Enjoy your blog.

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  11. I'm one of your loyal stalkers.

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  12. I'm just having a little break from my FNSI stitching. Tomorrow I'll be having the whole day on my own and stitching my little socks off as DH is fitting a kitchen for his DS. I'm going to make some fabric postcards for a swap and then start on some projects I bought fabric for when I was in New Zealand last year.

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  13. I will be piecing on some sampler quilt blocks that I hope to use as a backing on another quilt top...kinda reversible, huh? LOL
    If I get tired I might haul out some of my stash and caress it!!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I'm a new follower now! Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Saturday I will spend making a One Star block to mail to Moda for the military quilt project. Thanks for the giveaway. mlwright29 (at)hotmail(dot) com

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  16. I plan on spending the day with my sewing machine. We are going to work together all day long. I have leftovers for DH for his lunch so I don't even have to cook til supper. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  17. I now follow your blog. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity - see you tomorrow. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I hope to sew a little. My Grandkids are still here.

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  19. On National quilting day I am going to be working on some Flower Hexies. :) And maybe some handquilting.

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  20. I've blogged about your giveaway.
    http://birdolovemoo.blogspot.com/2011/03/some-saturday-giveaways.html

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  21. Me again, happy IQD, the sun is shining here in England and I'm just off to my sewing room. I've blogged about your great giveaway, here:
    http://shiny4444.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-night-sew-in-saturday-morning.html
    Have a good one :)

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  22. Hmm, I'm making 2 stars for soldiers and 1 quilt top for Japanese relief (details on my blog).

    I'm already a follower, how could I not be?

    I've also posted about your giveaway in today's blog post. :)

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  23. I think I'm a follower? If not, I will be - although to be honest, I don't use Google to follow the blogs I'm interested in; I have them on the sidebar of my blog and check in when I'm updating that!

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  24. For National Quilting Day, I plan to: (1) work on a challenge quilt, (2) find the parts to this month's UFO, and (3) work on the pressor foot issues my new [old] machine seems to have

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  25. I'm back again to report that I have been working on the lap quilt for my cousin's 50th birthday. Also have to tell you that my daughter is tiring of my comment that it's National Quilting Day... after I ask her to put the dog out, bring the dog in, bring me something to snack on... and so on! hehehe

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  26. Yep, worked on a customer's quilt most of the day now getting ready to run kids to town..then back to work on a BOM, then out to pick kids up...burning the rubber!!

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  27. I've just signed up to follow you by RSS. Thanks for your generosity!

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  28. I forgot to say I found you from the "Sarcastic Quilter" blog.

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  29. I mosied on over to my lqs hoping to get in on the all day sale only to find out they weren't having the sale this year ;( I bought 6 yrds anyway, but was sure hoping for a discount...hard times I guess.

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  30. I just became a follower. Oh and I came via Bejeweled barb's site.

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  31. I'm working on a bag which needs to be done for next wednesday, for my quilting class, it's yellow and purple!

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  32. I'm your follower, from a little while now, yay!!!

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  33. Hi Susan,
    What a fun blog you have and what a nice group of fabrics you are giving away. I have put you name on my blog list so I can come and visit again.

    Today I want to work on a quilt for my father- I have been looking at magazines now for quite awhile to try to figure out how to use some nature panels- I have lots of choices which is always a double edged sword when it comes to decision making.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such nice charm squares.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  34. I have also become one of your followers.. I like it when I meet a new to me quilt blogger. Quilters have so many great ideas.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  35. I am a follower and I am happy to be

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  36. I have spent the morning thinking about quilting and organizing my sewing room after DD2 has been there for the week of Spring Break.

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  37. I found you via Sarcastic Quilters blog

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  38. As soon as I finish checking a few more blogs, I am going to get back to the baby quilt I started a few days ago. Really need to make progress since the baby was born on Wednesday. Thanks for the chance.

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  39. I will be taking care of hubby who is still in the hospital. If I get the chance I love your idea of communing with my fabric! It definitely makes me happy and peaceful.

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  40. I'm working on my "Dino Games" quilt - appliqueing down the dinos.

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  41. I spent a good part of today sewing the vertical sashing strips on my D9P quilt. Just have the top and bottom sashing strips to add now and then it'll be time for the borders.

    Lis at Online Quilting sent me over.

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  42. Oh, oh, I think I posted that on the wrong day... hope it still counts.

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  43. I spent national quilting day cleaning my quilt room. Not fun but necessary.

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  44. National Quilt Day? Sadly, I did zero quilting! :(

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  45. No quilting done - lots of work though

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  46. I came over from Sarcastic Quilter who has put this giveaway up on her blog

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