Category: ASF Lightware Solutions

Day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways – ASF Lightware Solutions/Beam n Read


Welcome to day 3 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways.    Each day QuiltShopGal will showcase a different sponsor and unwrap (reveal) their gift to one lucky winner.  To enter to win, you need to claim at least one option in the Rafflecopter form, but for those that like to increase their odds, there are a variety of options and you can claim as many as you wish.

I like to think of today as the day the lights go on to light up Christmas.  You may be wondering what I’m thinking, but those of us that have welcome winter probably have noticed that we have not only few hours of good sunlight, but more time to quilt, sew, knit, and create where many of us do not have great lighting.  Thus, today is the day the lights go on, as I want to share insights with you about a great source of personal and very portable lighting.  I also want to share that today, known as Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, is sponsored by  ASF Lightware Solutions/Beam n Read


I’m a happy user of Beam n Read lights and enjoy using them throughout the year, but they are a “must have” for the winter months.  They are an excellent source of personal light, perfect for handwork (quilting, sewing, knitting, etc), reading and more.  The lightweight structure also allows you to change the angle of the light, which I’ve found it to enable functionality for more than a personal light as you can prop it on a table, shelf, car, and that extra light has been most helpful.    I have also found that the batteries last a really long time, as the LEDs are bright, but don’t require all that much power.

As it is difficult to wear a Beam n Read personal light and take a #Selfie, I want to share with you photos of several of my friends wearing this light.  They just hang it off of their neck (aka hands free personal light), adjust the angle and have great lighting when the read, as well as quilt, sew, crochet, knit, etc..

Here is some info on current products from Beam n Read / ASF Lightware solutions:

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Beam n Read ® LED 6 Hands-Free Task LightModel BNR LED 6-3F includes 2 snap-on filters.The light can be used with or without the filters.The orange filter shifts the light from a cool, daylight-type light to a warm, incandescent-type light. It also blocks blue light for a more relaxing light.  The red filter blocks blue and green light.
 bnr_led-6m_25x3c BNR LED 6-3m
Beam n Read ® LED 6m Hands-Free Craft LightExtra Wide & Extra Bright Light Plus 3 clip-on 4×5 Inch Acrylic Fresnel (flat) Magnifier Lenses
 bnr_led-3f_25x3 BNR LED 3F
Beam n Read ® LED 3 Hands-Free Travel & Reading LightIncludes 2 snap-on blue-light-blocking Relaxation Filters
Batteries (not included) Last Extra Long 100 Hours
bnr-usb-ac-2x3 BNR USB/AC
Beam n Read Accessory Power Kit with USB/AC Adapter

QuiltShopGal can honestly recommend Beam n Read as a great product when you need extra lighting for personal work.  I’ve found them to be high quality, very reliable products, offered at a very reasonable price.  Thus, they are great for quilting, sewing, embroidery enthusiasts, as well as those that enjoy reading and more.  They also make for great holiday gifts.

You can find Beam n Read Hands-Free lights in many premiere quilt shops.  If not, ask them to carry them. Wholesale can be placed thru ASF Lightware Solutions.  Retail orders can purchase online at ASF Lightware Solutions / Reading Light, but you can also purchase online at Amazon.



Beam n Read / ASF Lighting Solutions is giving away one  Beam n Read LED 6 Hands-Free Task Lights plus a Beam n Read USB Power Kit to one lucky winner.

To enter, simply claim one or more options using the rafflecopter form below.  I’ll randomly select the lucky winner tomorrow.  I’ll send them an email to let them know, as well as update this post.   ASF Lighting Solutions will be shipping this prize to the winner, who is a resident of the US or Canada.


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You can find Beam n Read / ASF Lightware Solutions at:


Lastly, don’t forget, Day #4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways comes tomorrow.


You can find prior posts for the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways at:

Countdown to Christmas – But First Comes 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

 Who is counting down the days till Christmas?  I hope to get you in the mood, with 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways which will start on December lst.


Are you wondering how this will work?  Very simple.  I have 12 fabulous sponsors who have donated amazing prizes that are still wrapped (aka a secret).  Each day, I’ll showcase a sponsor and reveal the prize.  You can enter to win a prize each day, but you’ll have to be quick, as you’ll only have one day to enter to win.  Mark your calendar, so that you don’t forget the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways starts December lst.  

Here is a lineup for the sponsors, showing the days that I’ll unwrap and reveal the prize they have generously donated.


Day 1 – Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio


Day 2 – Marjorie Busby of Blue Feather Quilt Studio


Day 3 – ASF Lightware Solutions/Beam N Read


Day 4 – Landauer Publishing


Day 5 – The Quilt Show


Day 6 – Fat Quarter Shop


Day 7 – Udderly Smooth/Redex


Day 8 – Island Batik


Day 9 – Aurifil


Day 10 – The Electric Quilt Company


Day 11 – The Fat Quarter Gypsy



Day 12 – Martingale



 note:  Many prizes will be open for International participants, but some will be open to US Only, or US/Canada winners due to postage expenses.  Rules will be reflected on each daily giveaway.


Here is a list of all of the posts for our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways at:

Let’s Celebrate International Craft Month – by sharing tips, tutorials, inspirational projects with a fun Blog Hop and Giveaways

One of my favorite months of the year is March, as it is International Craft Month.   For me, this is a great time to be creative, as well as learn new crafty skills. It is also a great time to encourage others to be creative.bee creative kick off badge

I’m thrilled to be Celebrating International Crafting Month, with many blogging friends who volunteered to share tips, tutorials, inspirational projects and simply help encourage everyone to be crafty.

I want to recognize and thank Timeless TreasuresAurifil, Fat Quarter Shop, Martingale, Dragon Threads, ASF Lighting/Beam N Read and The Wooden Bear for sponsoring this event.  They have generously donated many amazing prizes.


We have 20 prizes to giveaway and everyone can enter by simply visiting one or all of the blogs.  


While I’ll confess the project I worked on and wanted to share with you today, has photos captive on my camera that didn’t have an SD Card inserted when I took the photos. So, that project will have to wait to another day to be shared.  Still, I have a fun crafty product to share with you that I think is also extremely versatile and economical.


Inktense watercolor pencils are vibrant colored pencils that are fun to doodle, sketch and create with. You can lightly touch with a water brush, after you have sketched, to create a result of watercoloring.  These pens work great on paper, as well as fabric (just heatset).  Colors are amazing.


It is also fun to use stencils with your Inktense watercolor pencils.  For those that enjoy free-motion quilting, or wanting to learn, consider using a FMQ stencil, coloring in areas with Inktense pencils, setting them with a little water on a brush, heat set, then sandwich and free-motion quilt for an amazing look.

Don’t overlook how much fun it would be to use Inktense watercolor pencils with the Mandala designs, on fabric or paper.  Definitely check back this coming Saturday, when the Charity Fundraiser to benefit Cystic Fibrosis kicks off.  And, hopefully you’ll want to enter to win prizes in our virtual fundraiser, #StitchAlong, #DoodleAlong, #FMQAlong.   Of course, I’m hoping to see some cheerfully colored Mandalas, on fabric or paper, that could be colored with these pencils, or any marker (depending on what media you transfer the 12 Mandala designs to).  So many ways to be creative and have fun!

update:  Many are asking where they can find the Inktense water color pencils?  They are often available in various craft and art supply stores.  And, as an Affiliate thru Amazon, I also want to share that you can find a variety of Inktense water color pencil collections on Amazon.


I’m honored to have a variety of blogging friends that volunteered to help kick off the Celebration of International Craft Month today.  They will each be sharing a variety of tips, tutorials and inspirational projects on their blogs today. To clarify, this is not a traditional blog hop as they are all sharing insights on March lst.  And, you can claim an extra entry to win prizes by visiting one, or all, of these blogs.  Here is the list of blogs that are helping with this celebration:


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Sponsor Prize Winners

A bundle of Flora and Fauwn

TT Fabric bundle

This prize will be shipped by the sponsor to a US only winner.

 Prize #1  winner – Connie R
Dragon Threads Color My Garden: An Adult Coloring Book,  by Jane Sassaman


Small Summer Birds Scarf, designed by Julie Paschlis

signed summer bird scarf

This sponsor will ship these prizes to the respective lucky winners in the US/Canada

 Prize #2

winner – Vicki S


Prize #3

winner – Pauline Ann P.



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A bundle of Fons & Porter’s notions and book, with a estimated value of $75.  

This sponsor will ship the prize bundle to one lucky winner in US/Canada.



 Prize #4

winner -Linda H



ASF Lightware Solutions / Beam N Read Beam N Read personal lights are great tools for crafters.  One lucky winner will receive a BNR LED 6-3F 

6 LED beam n read

 Prize #5

winner:  Bea L.



The Wooden Bear


Five lucky winners will receive an A la Carte Pattern of their choice.


Five lucky winners will get to select a pattenlet of their choice.patternlet

US winners can select if they prefer a printed or electronic pattern.  International winners will receive electronic patterns.

 Prize #6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (Patterns a la Carte)


Collette, Donnalee, Peggy G., Gene B., Mary E

Prize #11, 12, 13, 14, 15 (Pattenlet of their choice)


Heather, Marian P, Carol, Donna L.,Trudy, San, Nancy





One lucky winner will receive a Mary Fons – Small Wonder thread with 10 small spools collections.

Aurifil will kindly ship this prize WW


 Prize #16

winner – MaryEllen



Martingale Striking Strip Quilts, by Kate Henderson

Snow Happy, by Robin Kinglsey

Here Comes Spring, by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks

Jo’s Little Favorites, by Jo Morton

These books will be shipped by QuiltShopGal.  As I do not have any funds available to ship internationally, nor Postage Angels supporters at this time, these prizes will be limited to US Only winners.

 Prize #17

winner – PK Solberg

Prize #18

winner – Rosemary B

Prize #19

winner – Chris S.

Prize #20

winner – Carol S.



To enter to win a prize, simply visit one or all of the blogs participating in this kick off.  For each blog that you visit and leave a comment on their post for this event, you can claim an entry.  While it really only takes one entry to enter and win, many like to increase their odds of winning prizes.  I also like to think that the more blogs you visit, the more inspiration and fun you’ll find. And, I want to clarify that the bloggers that have helped to kick off this event are also eligible to enter the giveaway and win prizes in this event.  The only thing they can not do is claim an entry for visiting their own blog.

You have until March 13th to visit all of the participating blogs, just remember to claim all the entries you qualify for via the rafflecopter form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Don’t forget to visit all the blogs that are helping to Celebrate International Craft Month by sharing tips, tutorials and inspiration on their blogs the lst of March.  You can also follow these blogs from My Creative Blog List.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales For Quilting, Sewing & Embroidery Enthusiasts

Like many of us, I love a good sale.  And, some of the best sales we can find are those for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.  You may be a shopper that is willing to go out and fight the crowds, or one that wants to shop online.  Either way, today’s insights are focused on some super Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales for quilting, sewing & embroidery enthusiasts that you really should check out.  These opportunities do not happen very often and these businesses would appreciate your business too!

The Fat Quarter Shop

Black Friday Blowout:  Over 200 items 30-50% OFF for 3 days only!
Cyber Monday Sale:  25% off any order – 4 days only! Use coupon code: monday11. Offer expires at Midnight CST, Thursday, Dec 1st.     Terms: Coupon must be used online and can only be used once. Discount is not combinable with any other offer and is not applicable to clubs, programs or the purchase of gift certificates. Not applicable to previous orders.

Quilt in a Day has several products at amazing prices, including the best price I’ve ever seen for an AccuQuilt GO! Baby.  Plus, just about everything else in their store is 10% off.  Sale starts 2pm PST/5pm EST.

Day Style Designs Quilt Shop.
 all DIGITAL products are 50% off, starting Friday morning, November 25th

Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place has an amazing Black Friday sale

Patsy Thompson Designs has a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale that starts 9am EST Friday and runs thru 11:59pm EST Monday. Everything in the store is 15% off retail price. For any retail purchase of $50, customer receives a free 6-pack of Sulky Solid Cotton Thread (retail value $34.14 – that means almost doubling the value of a purchase!)*** This is while supplies last, but we have a great supply of these thread packs! .For any retail purchase of $100 or more, customer receives the free thread above plus a $15 gift certificate toward merchandise in our online store.***
***a customer can receive the goods in #2 and #3 only once during this weekend celebration.

I Have A Notion

Free Shipping Sizzix Big Shot Pro and Sizzix Vagabond in the contigous US only.

Free Shipping (contigous US only) on Floriani Thread and Get Free Thread Too!
Buy 10 Spools Get 1 Spool Free
Buy 25 Spools Get 5 Spools Free
Buy 50 Spools Get 11 Spools Free
Buy 100 Spools Get 20 Spools Free AND a Free Sewing Machine Tote (shipping charged for the tote only) That is 249.00 in Free Sewing Notions!
Buy a Large, XL or XXL Tutto Machine on Wheels and Get a 50.00 Gift Certificate for a future purchase at IHAN.
Buy 4 Beam N Read 6 LED lights and get 1 free.
All other purchases over 100.00 get a free gift (value 15.00)

New Leaf Stitches

: The Clearly Perfect Angles and all patterns are 50% off. Anyone with a purchase of $50 or more will get their name in a drawing for a chance to win the new book, “Just around the Corner, Quilts with Easy Mitered Borders”. The sale will run from Friday thru Monday.

Just Around the Corner book cover

Quilted in Clay’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is for 20% off their beautiful jewelry. Yes, everything in their store – for all orders $40 or more. They also have their once a year free shipping order for all orders placed thru November 30th. Don’t forget you can order any of their designs as earrings, brooch, necklace, or as a set too!

Quilters Paradise is having a Black Friday sale that they are calling a Fab Sale (Fabric sale & Fabulous Sale). All merchandise is 25% off.
1451 Montiel Road Suite 140
Escondido, CA 92026

Sarah Vedeler Designs has a 20% off sale Friday thru Monday.  Just enter the code “Thanks2011” at checkout.  This is good for all CD and digital downloads, including the new “Jazzilicious” designs.

Wonderous Woven Fabrics has fabrics on sale for $4.99 per yard, or more. Nearly everything in the store is on sale. Patterns are on sale with the discount code “fall20” through 12/20/11.

Tranquility Quilts 40% off all fabric online and 30% off in store with an extra 10% for cash in store discount. Giving you a total of 40% off. All notions in store and online will be 25% off. Discount/last call fabric will be 50%. Beginning Friday November 26, 2011 through Sunday November 27, 2011

Silhouette has 30% off everything, excluding Cameo, download and giftcards.  Use Promo Code: Black   All shapes in the online store are $.50 each.

Martelli has a pre-Black Friday sale on Thursday, November 17th only.  This sale is on everything in their store, excluding: workstations/cutting tables, Janome sewing machines, XL cutting mats*, 45mm and 60mm right-hand rotary cutters*    Use the code: RL1115 at check out.
Moores Sewing  Is having an  After Thanksgiving sale: Store wide savings 20%-50% off. Also special incentives over and above our Holiday savings, All fabric, notions and software at the best prices of the year. Koala sewing studios at better then direct pricing. Special interest free payment plans available O.A.C. Holiday Hours 10-6pm Friday, 10 am – 5:30 pm Saturday, 1 pm – 5 pm Sunday Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm.  Holiday Buyers Guide: Special savings store wide thru  December 24th. 20% off  only valid for in stock items by using coupon code TURKEY2011 upon checkout from November 25th to 27th has a 75% off sale valid 11/23 thru 11/30 using code “SUPER75” at checkout. is offering an exclusive Black Friday deal for registered members only. The entire Craftsy class catalog is available at their lowest prices ever – up to 66% off! If you are not registered with Craftsy yet, sign up today so you do not miss out!”.  

AccuQuilt is starting their Black Friday sale early this week and lasting thru Cyber Monday.

ASF Lightware Solutions, creators of the Beam N Read Light, also have several sales post on Amazon:

Beam N Read LED 3 Hands Free Travel Reading Light:
MSRP $19.95, Sale: $16.95, ASIN: B000KPJ1PA
3 LEDs, includes batteries and red filter
Beam N Read LED 6 w4F Hands Free Night Vision Light with 4 Clip-on Color Filters
MSRP: $22.95, Sale: $18.95, ASIN: B001IQ3XX6
6 LEDs, includes 4 color filters (red, amber, green, blue)
Beam N Read LED 6 Hands Free Pilots Night Vision Light with 6 Red LEDs
MSRP: $19.95, Sale: $16.95, ASIN: B004761MGE
6 Red LEDs and a red filter (also very useful for astronomers)
Beam N Read Classic Hands Free Reading light
MSRP: $12.95, Sale $4.95, ASIN: B000BHORNI
Original incandescent bulb model, predecessor to the 3 LED light
For those living in Southern California:




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