Category: Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio

Happy Holidays

While I rarely share personal info, I can honestly say I love all the holidays.  Yes, I love Hanukkah, the Ramadan celebration, and many more holidays, but I don’t ever want to lose sight of celebrating Christmas, as well as wishing those that celebrate this holiday a Merry Christmas.   What ever holiday you celebrate, I hope it is a happy one for you and your family.  I also wish for you a very happy and healthy New Year, with time to enjoy and create.

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I want to thank and recognize all of the sponsors for our recent “12 Days of Christmas Giveaways”.  All of the winners have been announced, notified and their special Christmas gifts are in the process of being shipped.  While I had hoped that this would have been done so that these gifts would arrive in time to open on Christmas, the “Grinch” hijacked my website and the downtime created a delay.  But the lucky winners will receive their prize very soon.  

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Thank you to all of our generous sponsors:

Cherry Blossoms Quilting StudioMarjorie Busby of Blue Feather Quilt StudioASF Lightware Solutions/Beam N ReadLandauer Publishing,The Quilt ShowFat Quarter ShopUdderly Smooth/RedexIsland BatikAurifilThe Electric Quilt CompanyThe Fat Quarter Gypsy, and Martingale.

 

Here is a list of all of the posts for our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways which also shows each of the lucky winners. 

 

This Holiday season, let’s spread happiness and good cheer.

Lastly, I’d like to ask a special favor of you.  Diane Gaudynski is an amazing award winning quilter, Master free-motion quilter, teacher and author.  She retired a few years back from teaching and rarely updates her blog.  She just released another blog post and I believe she’d love to hear from you.  Thus, I hope you can take a few moments to pop over to her blog and leave some kind words to share good Holiday cheer with her.  You can find her blog at:  http://dianegaudynski.blogspot.com/

Day 1 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways – Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio

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To celebrate the countdown of Christmas, today I’m kicking off the first of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways.  Each day I’ll 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’m absolutely thrilled to have Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio as our sponsor today.

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I first met Cherry, many years ago, when she shared a stunning design she created in a Christmas Quilt Show, which I hosted.  To my delight she turned this design into a pattern called Feather Christmas.  This sweet wallhanging is easy and fast to make, especially if you have AccuQuilt dies, or an electronic cutter.  But templates are also included in the easy to follow pattern, for cutting the shapes manually and using raw-edge aplique to secure.

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Cherry has a great eye for color and design and she has used her creative gift to design several fabric lines for Benartex:  Soul Blossom, Kitchen Love, Sunday Ride,  Frosty Forest and her newest collection, Mulberry Lane,

Cherry designed a current holiday line of fabric with Benartex, called Frosty Forest, which is a fun whimsical collection of beautiful fabrics that can still be found in many quilt stores and even on Amazon.

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At Fall Market, Cherry released a new line of fabric with Contempo, by Benartex  called Mulberry Lane.  She’ll be releasing new  patterns and a coordinating embroidery collection with OESD early next year that will compliment this new fabric line.

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PATTERN LINE: After designing her first pattern, Feathered Christmas, Cherry has continued to release many new patterns every year.   Plus, for many of her designs that use raw edge applique’ techniques, that include templates in the pattern, many also have SVG files for use on electronic cutters.  Here are a few of her designs:


MACHINE EMBROIDERY DESIGN COLLECTIONS – Cherry has several beautiful embroidery collections with OESD.

And, recently Cherry partnered with Sarah Vedeler to create machine embroidery and pattern bundles for Feathered Christmas and Feather Fancy, which include SVG files for those with electronic cutters.

BOOK:  Cherry is also the author of a book “Celebrate The Seasons“, which was published by C&T Publishing.  There are four quilt patterns in this book, one for each season.  Plus, for those that have electronic cutters there are also optional SVG files.

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FREE PATTERNS – you can find links to many free patterns designed by Cherry Guidry.  This one has caught my attention:

Just Eat Cake designed to compliment her fabric line with Benartex, called Kitchen Love.

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I hope you can see why I’m so thrilled to have Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio as a sponsor for the 12 Days of Christmas giveaways.  She is so talented and I love her whimsical designs and use of color.  And, can you tell how she loves Christmas?  She certainly makes it easy to get into the holiday spirit and want to make handmade items to decorate your home, as well as for gifts.

DID I MENTION A GIVEAWAY?  

Cherry has generously donated a special gift to one lucky winner.  It is time to unwrap and reveal what this gift includes.

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Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio is gifting the lucky winner an amazing gift:  It includes three bundles of fabric with a pattern perfect for that fabric, as well as an extra fun pattern . 

 Lakeside Ride Pattern and Sunday Ride Fabric

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 Live Simply pattern and Sunday Ride Fabric

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 Frosty Pattern

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 Fantasy Blossoms pattern and Soul Blossoms fabric

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note:  SVG files are not included, but are available as an optional purchase, at a minimal fee, for those that have electronic cutters.

The lucky winner can keep it all, or share the joy of Christmas by giving part of their prize to a good quilty friend.  This prize is open to US and Canada residents only.

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.

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You can also find Cherry at:

http://www.cherryblossomsquiltingstudio.com/

http://www.cherryblossomsquilting.com/blog/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CherryBlossomsShop
http://pinterest.com/materialchic/

Quilt Shops can place wholesale orders through Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio.  And while you can also place retail orders online, don’t forget to let your favorite quilt shop know if you’d like them to carry her designs.

Lastly, don’t forget, Day #2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways comes tomorrow.

 

Here is a list of all of the posts for our 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.

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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

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Day 2 – Marjorie Busby of Blue Feather Quilt Studio

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Day 3 – ASF Lightware Solutions/Beam N Read

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Day 4 – Landauer Publishing

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Day 5 – The Quilt Show

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Day 6 – Fat Quarter Shop

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Day 7 – Udderly Smooth/Redex

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Day 8 – Island Batik

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Day 9 – Aurifil

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Day 10 – The Electric Quilt Company

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Day 11 – The Fat Quarter Gypsy

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Day 12 – Martingale

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 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:

Christmas In My Heart – Blog Hop & Giveaway

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Marian of Seams to be Sew is hosting another fun blog hop.  This event has the theme of “Christmas Is in My Heart” and it kicks off today.  You’ll find oodles of fun, creativity, inspiration, recipes, freebies and giveaways along the way. And, I’m thrilled to be one of the stops in the kick off today.

What comes to mind when you think of Christmas Is In Your Heart?

For me, “Christmas in my Heart” is a value that I hold near and dear. While I don’t criticize the commercial side of this holiday, I personally try to not get caught up in it.  In all honesty, the best gift is priceless…it is gifts from the heart.  They can come by way of a gift of time, the gift of thoughtfulness, the gift of love and friendship.  It may be a phone call, an email, a card, getting together over coffee or for lunch with friends, or even a walk.  We all lead busy lives, so when someone reaches out during the holidays to share they are thinking of you I treat that as a gift from the heart.

I’ll confess that as someone who enjoys quilting and many other forms of creativity, I do love giving and receiving handmade gifts.  They are never expected, but they are gifts from the heart.

But as there are so many ways to capture Christmas in Your Heart that it is impossible to share them all.  So, I thought I’d share a few inspirational stories from blogging friends, which for me, depict Christmas Is In Your Heart.  I also hope this may introduce you to some blogs filled with #CreativeGoodness and you’ll take time to check them out.

Dana of Stormy Days is a very creative quilter who designs many of her quilts (I hope she’ll one day begin to sell her designs), but she is also very active in helping stray animals, those living in shelters,  children and families in need, and just about anyone or any animal that could use a helping hand.  For those that follow her blog, it is easy to see she an “Angel on Earth” and truly carries Christmas in her heart, as she is always out there to help those in need throughout the year, but especially at Christmas.  As such, Dana has unconsciously reminded me and grounded me on holding Christmas in My Hart.

Cindy C of SewCindy, is also an amazing quilter and creative person.  You may remember her from her blog SewCindy. But while she is no longer blogging, she does share her creativity now via instagram: https://instagram.com/sewcindy/  and you can also follower her on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/socindy/  Cindy is someone who definitely carries Christmas in her Heart throughout the year.   Years ago, Cindy inspired me for how ready she always was to give handmade gifts at Christmas. She starts early in the year making handmade items for Christmas gifts and keeps a special box, which she adds items to throughout the year. Again, there are so many wonderful quilters and creative people that carry Christmas in their Heart and have inspired me. And, I’ve enjoyed meeting many  of these individuals that are bloggers or blog followers and honestly feel blessed for how they have influenced me through creativity and friendship.  Truly that is the best gift I could ever receive for Christmas.   I  wish I could recognize all of them.  But, I’m hopeful you’ll leave a comment and share what inspires you to carry Christmas in your Heart?

{above} A Christmas in my Heart quilt.  Actually, this quilt, which I made, a few years back, is a design called “Feathered Christmas”, designed by Cherry Guidry, of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio

Did I Mention A Blog Hop?   Here is the line up:

Thursday, November 12 

Bejeweled Quilts

Quilt Shop Gal (where you are today)

The Quilting Queen Online

BumbleBerry Stitches

Friday, November 13 

All Thingz Sewn

Marjorie’s Busy Corner

Jane’s Quilting

Just Sew Quilter

Batts in the Attic

Monday, November 16

A Stitch In Time

Apple Avenue Quilts

From This To That

Quilting Affection Blog

Kwilt Krazy

Tuesday, November 17

Just Because Quilts Words & Stitches

Feather Your Nest

Patchwork Breeze

Quilt In Piece

Wednesday, November 18
Pink Doxies

Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse

Morning Glory

In Stitches and Seams

Moose Stash Quilting

Thursday, November 19 

Meadowbrook

Tea Time Creations

Selina Quilts

Living My Dream

Seams To Be Sew

The Christmas in My Heart Blog Hop is
hosted by Marian Pena of Seams to Be Sew

and Sponsored By The Fat Quarter Shop

 

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Did I Mention Giveaway?

 

While you’ll find giveaways throughout this blog hop, I want to share insights on two giveaways today:

 

Marian of Seams to Be Sew, our host for this blog hop, arranged for Fat Quarter Shop to sponsor this event and they are donating a $25 Gift Certificate every day of this hop.  And, this giveaway is open to anyone WW.  Just simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter the giveaway today:

 

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I’m also hosting a giveaway where you could win a bundle of pre-cut fabric hearts, die cut, with Christmas fabrics.  There are actually 75 pre-cut hearts, in three different sizes, in this collection, all cut with various Christmas fabrics. These cuts could be used on a quilt, wallhanging, table runner, stocking, placemats, etc…the possibilities are endless.  And, I will ship them to anyone world wide.

P1140039  The envelope will be a regular size envelope.  Due to computer problems (my computer was in the shop the last 48 hours) I do not have a photo I can upload at this time, but this post will be updated to show these heart pre-cuts with Christmas fabrics.  

To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post and let me know what you might like to create with pre-cut hearts of Christmas fabrics.   I will randomly select one winner, at the end of this blog hop and update this post about November 20th to announce the winner.  I’ll also send an email to the winner to notify them.   While Christmas is still about six weeks away, I hope you enjoy the holiday season.  Don’t forget you can hold Christmas in your Heart and not get caught up in the commercialism of the season.  Just have fun enjoying “time” with family and friends, make calls to let them know you are thinking of them during the holidays, and when you can, make a handmade gift. 

2015 Spring Quilt Market Sneak Peek (Part 3): School House, New Books and Patterns

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Store owners and buyers attending Quilt Market have many opportunities to learn about new books, meet the authors, and see project samples.    School House can also provide store owners with oodles of tips to showcase these books, as well as learn about traveling trunk shows that may be available.  In this post I am sharing insights on School House and various “in booth” opportunities to learn about these new books, while at Market.  This is also a great opportunity for those not attending Market, to let their favorite shops know what books they might like to see them offer.

Thursday, May 14th – School House

10am
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11am  – noon- 
11:15 – Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Appliqué with Pat Sloan, Room #211D (Martingale)

11:15 –Constantinople Quilts, with Tamsin Harvey, Room #211B (CT Pub)

11:50 – Irish Chain Quilts with Melissa Corry, Room 211D (Martingale)

11:50 –The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color, with Becky Goldsmith, Room #211B (CT Pub)
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12:25pm – Handmade Christmas Cheer with Pat Wys, Room 211D (Martingale)
12:25 –Urban Scandinavian Sewing, with Kirstyn Cogan, Room #211B (CT Pub)
1-2pm
1pm – Learn to Quilt-As-You-Go with Gudrun Erla, Room 211D (Martingale)
 

 

1pm – Easy-Cut Quilts with Lots of Twists, with TailorMade By Design, Room 211C  (Landauer)
 

 

1pm –Two New Exciting New Releases from Stash Books, with Heidi Staples & Christine Haynes, Room #211B (CT Pub)
 

 

1:35PM – Quick Change with Karen Burns and Designers, Room 211D (Martingale)

 

1:35pm – Perfect Needleturn Applique’ with gluepen, by Helen Stubbings, Room 211C  (Landauer)
 

 

1:35pm –Two New Exciting New Releases from Three Talented Authors, with Kate Carlson Colleran, Elizabeth Veit Balderrama and Jessica Schicks, Room #211B (CT Pub)
2pm
2:10pm – Sew Simple Hexi-Flowers, with Karin Hellaby, Room 211C  (Landauer)

2:10pm –A Merry Christmas with Kim Schaefer ,  Room #211B (CT Pub)

 

2:30pm – Quiltmaking Essentials 2 with Donna Lynn Thomas, Room 211D (Martingale)
2:30pm – Get Quilting with Angela & Cloe, with Angela Walters, Room 211B (CT Pub)
 
2:50pm – Style and Swing Presented by Karen Burns, Room 211D (Martingale)
 
2:50pm – Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion, with Rachel Lows, Room 211B (CT Pub)
3pm
3:10pm – A Modern Twist with Natalie Barnes, Room 211D (Martingale)
3:10pm – Little Gems with Connie Kauffman, Room 210B (Martingale)

3:10pm – Two New Exciting New Releases from Stash Books!, with Rebecca Bryan, Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting, Room 211B (CT Pub)
 

 

3:45pm – Seems Like Scrappy with Rebecca Silbaugh, Room 211D (Martingale)
 

 

3:45pm – A Bit of Appliqué with Amy Struckmeyer, Room 210B (Martingale)
3:45pm – You Inspire Me to Quilt, with Cheryl Arkison, Room 211B (CT Pub)
4pm
4:20pm – Little Big Stuff with Michelle Lee Jensen, Room 210B (Martingale)
4:55pm – Make It, Take It with Krista Hennebury, Room 210B (Martingale)

Friday, May 15th

10am – 11am
10am – Pat Sloan, Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Applique, EE Schenck booth #1023

10 am – Cabin Fever, Natalia Bonner & Kathleen Whiting,  #1440
10:30 – Irish Chain Quilts, Melissa Corry, United Notions #2249

10:30 – Quilting Essentials, Donna Lynn Thomas, Martingale #325
11am – noon
11am – A Modern Twist, Natalia Bonner, Brewer #1919




11 am – Quilting By Design, Jessica Schick,  #1440
11:30am – Civil War Remembered, Mary Etherington & Connie Tesene, United Notions #2249
11:30am – Seems Like Scrappy by Rebecca Silbaugh, Martingale #325
noon – 1pm
noon – Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Corry, E.E. Schenck #1023

noon – A Merry Christmas with Kim Schaefer,  #1440
12:30pm – Little Gems by Connie Kauffmann, Martingale #325
1pm – 2pm
1pm – Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Appliqué, United Notions #2249

1pm – Quiltmaking Essentials 2 by Donna Lynn Thomas, E.E. Schenck #1023
1pm – Modern Hand Stitching, by Ruth Chandler, Landauer Publishing #1947
1pm – The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color,Becky Goldsmith  #1440

1:30pm – Make It, Take It by Krista Hennebury, Martingale #325
2pm – 3pm
2pm – Little Big Stuff by Michelle Jensen, Brewer #1919
2pm – Quick Change with Brigitte Heitland, United Notions #2249
2pm – Contemporary Curved Quilts, with Sew Kind of Wonderful, Landauer Publishing #1947
 
2pm – Modern Rainbow,Rebecca Bryan  #1440
 
2pm – Get Quilting with Angela & Cloe,Angela Walters  #733
2:30pm – A Bit of Appliqué by Amy Struckmeyer, Martingale #325
3-4pm
3pm – Handmade Christmas Cheer by Pat Wys, United Notions #2249
3pm – Threads The Basics and Beyond, by Liz Kettle, Landauer Publishing #1947
 
3pm – Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion,Rachel Low  #1440
3:30pm Civil War Remembered by Mary Etherington & Connie Tesene,Martingale #325
4pm – 5PM
4pm – Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Appliqué, Brewer #1919

4pm – Christmas Truffles, by Liz Stubbings, Landauer Publishing #1947
 

 

4pm – Sew Organized for the Busy Girl,Heidi Staples  #1440
4pm – You Inspire Me to Quilt,Cheryl Arkison  #2249
4:30pm DEMO: Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson, Martingale #325

 

 
Saturday, May 16


10am – 11am  
10am – Make It, Take It by Krista Hennebury, Brewer #1919
10am – Get Quilting with Angela & Cloe,Angela Walters  #2249


10:30am – Handmade Christmas Cheer by Pat Wys, Martingale #325

11am – noon

 

 

11am – Seems Like Scrappy by Rebecca Silbaugh, Brewer #1919
11am – Know Your Needles, by Liz Kettle, Landauer Publishing #1947
11am – Urban Scandinavian Sewing,Kirstyn Cogan  #1440
11:30am – Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Corry, Martingale #325

noon – 1pm
noon – Learn to Quilt-As-You-Go by Gudrun Erla, E.E. Schenck #1023
noon – Needleturn Applique’ The Basics & Beyond, by Angela Lawrence, Landauer Publishing #1947
 
noon – You Insipire Me to Quilt, Cheryl Arkison  #1440
 
12:30pm – Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Appliqué, by Pat Sloan, Martingale #325
 
1-2pm
1pm – A Modern Twist by Natalie Barnes, E.E. Schenck #1023
1pm – Hexagon Happenings by Carolyn Forster, Landauer Publishing #1947
1pm – The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color, Becky Goldsmith #1438

1pm – Smash Your Precut Stash!, Kate Carlson Colleran, Elizabeth Veit Balderrama #1440
 
1:30pm – Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Appliqué, Martingale #325



2-3pm
2pm – A Bit of Appliqué by Amy Struckmeyer, Brewer #1919
 
2pm – Curvy Log Cabins  by Jean Ann Wright, Landauer Publishing #1947
2pm – How to Speak Fluent Sewing, Christine Haynes #1440
2pm – The Little Spark, Carrie Bloomston #432-433
2:30pm – Little Big Stuff by Michelle Jensen, Martingale #325

3-4pm

 

 

3pm – Seems Like Scrappy by Rebecca Silbaugh, E.E. Schenck #1023

3pm – Contemporary Curved Quilts, with Sew Kind of Wonderful, Landauer Publishing #19473pm – Constantinople Quilts, Tamsin Harvey #1440

3:30pm – Quick Change – Meet the Designers, Martingale #325

4 – 5pm


4pm – Learn to Quilt-As-You-Go by Gudrun Erla, United Notions #2249
4pm – Urban Scandinavian Sewing, Kirstyn Cogan #1919
 
4pm – Sew Simple Hexi-Flowers, by Karen Hellaby, Landauer Publishing #1947
5-6pm
5pm – Daily Zen Quilts and Projects, with Tailor Made by Design, Landauer Publishing #1947

Sunday, May 17th

10-11am


10:30am – All About Strips by Susan Guzman,Martingale #325

11am-noon


11am -Best of Circle of Nine Quilts, by Jean Ann Wright, Landauer Publishing #1947

11:30am – A Modern Twist by Natalie Barnes,Martingale #325


noon – 1pm


12:30pm – Learn to Quilt-As-You-Go by Gudrun Erla, Martingale #325

1-2pm


1:30pm – DEMO: Stitch On the Double by Kathleen Brown, Martingale #325

 

note:  Martingale book signings require advance tickets. Check with staff for availability.  Book signing, limited to one per shop.  If you own a quilt shop, hop on over to our booth and get your passport for the Martingale Author Hop—you could win a basket of beautiful books!

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Brewer is also hosting signings in their booth#

 

There are also hundreds of new patterns introduced at Market.

Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio –  #2312

Will be introducing several new patterns, an embroidery design collection, as well as a new fabric collection with Benartex.

 

Heidi L. Boyd –  #2148

Many new Whimsy collections will be introduced, all delightfully fun and filled with #CreativeGoodness.  Plus, Heidi will be giving away beautiful pins (buttons).

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Cozy Quilt Designs –  #2612

Daniela Stout and team will be introducing many new patterns and books at market.  Definitely check out her new book Tranquility Place.

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Lunch Box Quilts –  #935

Angie has a new embroidered quilt collection that every quilting, sewing and embroidery enthusiasts should have in their sewing room (and every store should have one displayed).  Definitely an inspirational quilt.  She also has a yummy new embroidered dish towel collection with delightful dinner recipes.

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Terial Arts #518

Attendees not familiar with Terial Arts should pop by and meet Terry to learn about how to use and the benefits of Terial Magic as a stabilizer, as well as her beautiful 3D fabric flower kits!   This is a great new product that not many are aware of.

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Attendees to Quilt Market shouldn’t overlook the benefits of the APP that is available.  You can download at:quiltmarketapp.com

More things attendees should remember to pack:

  • Your camera and/or SmartPhone, batteries, charger as you’ll definitely want to take pictures
  • highlighter as you’ll want to highlight items in the program!
  • notepad to take notes
  • An umbrella, lightweight rain jacket, hat as there may be some wet weather during this event.  Some people flying may also be impacted with flight delays due to Tornadoes and storms.

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 After three sneak peeks on Market, what would you recommend your favorite quilt shops carry?


Here is a list of links to previous posts pertaining to Quilt Market:

Winners of the 2014 Make It A Handmade Christmas

SewCalGal was inspired by Cindy (SewCindy) who makes beautiful handmade Christmas gifts and decorations, throughout the year.  Her handmade projects are gifts of love and certainly treasured by the lucky recipients.  Wanting to promote making handmade items for Christmas, I hosted the monthly challenges.  It was fun to see what the participants made and many are ready to give a variety of handmade gifts for Christmas, as well as enjoy new decorations for the season. As this event is now over, today I’m delighted to announce all of the lucky winners of prizes generous donated by sponsors.

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SewCalGal wants to recognize and thank our sponsors for this event, as they have generously donated wonderful prizes, many of which are also perfect for making Christmas items!  And, I’ll be showcasing these projects throughout the year.  Here is the list of our sponsors for this event and I hope everyone will visit these sponsors, as they do have beautiful products and designs, that are perfect for making handmade gifts and decorations for the holidays:

While the majority of the winners were randomly selected, there were also special drawings for those that made the most handmade items in 2014, the largest item made, the most unusual, capturing the theme of the challenge, as well as free-motion quilting and #ChristmasGoodness.  And those winners are showcased below:

Here are a few highlights of some of the inspirational handmade gifts or decorations shared in this challenge, which you also click thru for tutorials, more photos and inspiration.

Connie (Freemotion by the River) shared a beautiful pillow that she made for a Christmas Gift, that uses inspirational threadplay and freemotion quilting.   Definitely worth clicking thru to her blog to see more photos, as well as checking out her creative blog.

Elaine (Summercrafter) shared a tutorial to make super cute stitched ornaments.
 
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Shari (Sunshine in the Attic) shared a tutorial to make a super cute apron, which is a great Christmas gift, as well as decorative kitchen attire for the holidays.
 
Sharon (Vroomans Quilts) made oodles of fun gifts, but her plastic shopping bag holders just caught my eye for a fun and fast project to give a handmade gift that can be used throughout the year.  Plus, she shared a link to the tutorial on Moda Bakeshop to make these cute bags.
 
Stitchin Therapy made many handmade gifts, as well as decorations, but her quilted wallhangings have lovely freemotion quilting and I found absolutely inspirational, making it difficult to decide if I preferred her blue or red version.  You’ll just have to visit her blog to see them both and decide for yourself, if you have a favorite.
 
Wont-to-be-a-quilter probably shared one of the largest projects.

It was also fun to see such a variety of handmade projects, as well as many beautiful items made with fabric.  You may recall the beautiful Christmas Tree earrings that Juanita (Catmama) made.  While she doesn’t have a blog, she has provided the tutorial to me which I will share with you this week.



An email will be sent to notify the winners and have them claim their prize (prizes), as appropriate. For prizes that are not claimed within 3 days will have new winners selected.  If you see this announcement, before you receive my email to you, you can also email me email address copyand include the prize# for any prize (or prizes) you won that you want to claim.  If you won a physical item, please include your mailing info, as appropriate.

 
The total number of prizes were allocated to the monthly challenges, where winners were selected from each of the monthly events.  As stated in the rules for this challenge,the more challenges you entered the more chances you get to win prizes.  
 
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners:


Sponsor(s) Prize(s)
Hoffman California Fabrics

 

This prize will be shipped compliments of SewCalGal, which will be open to US winners only..

Three Lucky winners will receive a bundle of Hoffman fabrics (one bundle per person).  One of these bundles will be awarded during the April Linky Party and the other two will be awarded at the end of the monthly challenges, when all of the prizes will be awarded.


Prize #1 
winner: Denise


Prize #2 
winner:  Sharon (Vrooman’s Quilts)



Prize #3 
winner: Connie (Freemotion by the River)


 Fat Quarter Shop

 

This prize is open to WW quilters.

One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

Timeless Treasures

Web

Prize #4 

One lucky winner will receive a  30-piece fat quarter bundle of Dream Basic  from Timeless Treasures.

winner: Lisa Marie

This prize will be shipped compliments of SewCalGal, which will be open to US winners only.

Martingale

 

These books will be shipped to the winner, postage compliments of SewCalGal.  **US Only ***.

One Lucky winner in the February Challenge will receive a copy of Kitchen Stitches.

Prize #5

kitchen stitches compiled by karen m. burns
winner:  Kearstie (KB’s Quilting)

Prize #6

 Here Comes Winter

winner: Sharon ( Vroomans Quilts)

Prize #7
winner: Lisa Marie

Geta’s Quilting Studio

Prize #8

This prize is open WW.
Geta’s Quilting Studio has donated a copy of her new Hexie Star Pattern (PDF format) to one lucky winner.
winner:  Beaquilter

 Frivolous Necessity

Frivolous Necessity has donated two copies of her “Swirled Christmas Tree pattern (PDF format), one each two two lucky quilters anywhere in the world.

Prize #9

Prize #9 
winner: Connie (Freemotion by the River)

Prize #10

winner: Lisa Marie

Barb Gaddy of Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Two Christmas theme table runner patterns (PDF format, one each for for two lucky quilters anywhere in the world. 

Enchanted Christmas Tree Table Runner 

Prize #11
winner: Sharon ( Vroomans Quilts)
Wonky Christmas Tree Table Runner
Prize #12
winner: Raewyn (Love to Stitch)
Classic Metal Company
Barn Quilts For Your Home

A set of six Barn Quilt Minis.  These are little 2×2-inch cuties to put on your Christmas tree, stuff in a stocking, give to a friend or keep for yourself.

 

Prize #13
Winner: Denise

Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio

Four lucky winners will win one of the following patterns:

Feathered Christmas

Prize #14
winner: Elaine (Summercrafter)

Owl Be Home For Christmas

Prize #15
winner: Denise

Fancy Feather

Prize #16

winner: Lisa Marie
Prize #17
winner: Barb (Bejeweled Quilts)
Patrick Lose Quilt & Create Studio These prizes are open to quilters anywhere in the world.

Twenty Seven (27) patterns, all in digital format,  have been donated for prizes.  Two lucky winners for each pattern, as well as one lucky winner will receive a Grand Prize Bundle of all of these patterns:
Christmas Compass

Prize #18
winner: Pam (Threading My Way)
 
Prize #19
winner:  Elaine (Summercrafter)

Prize #20
winner: Ruth (Country Log Cabin)
Prize #21
winner: Tammy (Tammy’s Craft Emporium)

Prize #22
winner: Lisa Marie

Prize #23
winner: Wont-to-be-a-quilter

Prize #24
winner: Lisa Marie
Prize #25
winner: Can’t Stop Stitching

Prize #26
winner: Missy (Missy’s Homemaking Adventures)
Prize #27
winner:Wont to be a quilter
Prize #28
winner: Stitchin Therapy
Prize #29
winner: Jean’s Quilting Page
 

Prize #30
winner: Tone’s Hobby Krok
Prize #31
winner: Kearstie (KB’s Quilting)

 
Prize #32
winner: Juanita (CatMama)
Prize #33
winner: Shari (Sunshine in the Attic)
 


Grand Prize Bundle of all the above patterns

Prize #34

winner:  Sharon ( Vroomans Quilts)
Chatterbox Quilts

These prizes are open to WW winners.

Four patterns, one each for Four different winners.  PDF format.



Snowflakes A Fallin

Prize #35
winner: Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures

Bundle Up

Prize #36
winner: Patty (A Stitch In Time)

Christmas Stitchery set (hand embroidery design)

Prize #37
winner:  Lisa Marie

 

Winter Stitchery set (hand embroidery design)

Prize #38

winner: Shari (Sunshine in the Attic)

Around The Bobbin

These prizes are open to US only winners.

A complete kit and three copies of the following designs have been donated, one each for four winners. (printed copies)



Bridget Bag

Prize #39
winner: Kearstie (
KB’s Quilting)

Cappucino Bag

Prize #40
winner: Sharon (Vroomans Quilts)

Santa Bag Pattern

Prize #41
winner: Sandra (sandrascraftcorner)




Santa Bag Kit (includes pattern, fabric, buckle) PLUS Pattern bundle

Prize #42
winner: 
Beaquilter

 

Fairfield Road Designs

These prizes are open to US/Canada winners only.

Two copies of four patterns, one each to eight winners.  These are printed patterns that will be mailed to the 8 lucky winners.

Winter Warmups

Prize #43
winner: Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures

Prize #44
winner:  Juanita (CatMama)

Cold Weather Friends

 

Prize #45
winner: Kymberly (Peas in a Pod Creations)
Prize #46
winner: Lisa Marie

Festive Fellow

Prize #47
winner: Kris (Meadowbrook)
Prize #48
winner: Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures

NOEL

 

Prize #49
winner: Cheryl’s Teapots 2 Quilting

Prize #50

winner:  Kearstie (KB’s Quilting)

 

Whistlepig Creek Productions

These prizes are open to US only.


Eight Prizes, one each for eight lucky winners:


Prize #51

winner: Kathy @ Kwilty PleasuresA Bundle that includes Whistlepig Creek Productions’ latest fabric line called “Ink Blossoms” with RJR  

Prize #52

winner: Sharon (Vroomans Quilts)

Prize #53
winner: Juanita (CatMama)
Missy Shay

Prize #54
winner: Beaquilter

Holiday Breezes

Prize #55

winner: Kearstie (KB’s Quilting)

Prize #56
winner: Ruth (Country Log Cabin)

Prize #57
winner: Toni (A Quilty Conscience)

Prize #58
winner: Connie (Freemotion by the River)

Prize #59
winner:  Wont-to-be-a-quilter

Indygo Junction

One lucky winner will receive a prize bundle of a pattern and fabric for:

Holiday Purseonalities pattern (printed)

and a fabric pack of crossroads denim.

Prize #60

winner: Kearstie (KB’s Quilting)

Leah Day Designs

This prize is open to participants from all over the world

A copy of “365 Free Motion Quilting Designs“, by Leah Day (PDF copy)

Prize #61
winner: Tone’s Hobby Krok

This page will be updating throughout the year, providing links to the current challenges:
January –  15th – 25th
February – 15th – 25th
March     – 15th – 25th
April         – 15th – 25th
June        – 15th – 25th
July          – 15th – 25th
August    – 15th – 25th
September – 15th – 25th
October     –  15th – 25th

November –  15th – 25th

December –  1st – 10th
 

 

December Linky Party – Make It A Handmade Christmas Challenge

The goal of the Handmade Christmas Challenge has been to encourage #CreativeGoodness by making handmade throughout the year, to be able to decorate your home for the holidays, as well as give as gifts.  



But, as many creative people are busy, it is easy to understand that some people may just now be working on making such handmade items, whereas others may have oodles of handmade items completed.  Either way, this is all about having fun and inspiring others with creative ideas for giving handmade and decorating your home with handmade.  And we hope those that don’t have time to make handmade will still have fun and find inspiration.

This is our last Linky Party for this challenge and everyone is invited to join the fun.  You can share everything you’ve made in 2014 that you plan to use to decorate your home, or give as Holiday gifts, including items that you may have recently made.



Christmas is now a few weeks away, but there is still plenty of time to make a handmade item and join this challenge,  where the Linky Party this month will be open through December 10th.  There are over 70 prizes that will be awarded to those that participate in this Linky Party, as well as those that participated in one or more Linky Parties this year for this challenge.  The more events you participated in the more chances you have to win prizes.  In randomly awarding winners, I’ll also be looking at all the entries to look for those that have shared a tutorial along the way, those that may have created the most unique handmade holiday item, possibly those that have made the most handmade items, or the largest.  Winners will be announced between December 16-25th and in keeping with the spirit of this challenge, there will be some surprises in how winners are selected, but most will be randomly selected based on simply entering the challenge and making handmade items that fit with our holiday theme in 2014.


 

SewCalGal wants to recognize and thank all the sponsors that have generously donated prizes for the Make It A Handmade Christmas Challenge.  Click here for a complete list of prizes that will be randomly awarded to participants of these monthly challenges, in December.

 



 
How do you enter?  Make handmade  gifts for the holidays or decorations for your home for the holidays, anytime in 2014 and enter in any of the monthly challenges for a chance to win prizes.   Bloggers and non-bloggers can participate and you can make your items anytime throughout the month, but you can only share what you make one time in one monthly challenge.  The exception is with this challenge, you are encouraged to also share a photo that shows ALL of the items you have handmade for the holidays in 2014 and hopefully you will provide a count in your blog post or flickr description that you link to in this linky party.    You may have made just 1 item, 10, 20, 100 or tbd items, but share a photo showing all, photos of what you’ve recently made, and how many handmade items you’ve made for the holidays in 2014.  
 
 
 

Rules to enter this challenge:


While there are many sponsors and many wonderful prizes for those that enter in one or more of the monthly Linky Parties in the Handmade Christmas Challenge, that are open to quilters worldwide, as SewCalGal will be shipping this particular prize to the lucky winner and currently has limited funds for shipping prizes, the winner of this bundle will need to be a US resident. 

1) Projects need to be made in 2014 (they do not need to be made during the 10 day window of a a given monthly linky party.  But they need to be something you made for a Christmas gift or to decorate your home for the holidays.  Please do not enter projects that you giveaway throughout the year, or previous holidays as that doesn’t bring you good quilting kharma!

2) You can enter one or more completed projects, but your linky needs to be in a current post (or non-bloggers can upload their photos and provide a link to a view able line tool like PhotoBucket, Flickr, etc.).   note:  Future challenges will require you to use only Flickr.  Click here to see a tutorial for using flickr.

3) Participants are asked to include comments in their post that share insights on the design(s) they use, any tips they wish to share, and if they made something with their own design they may wish to share a tutorial.  Your help to encourage others to make handmade gifts, throughout the year to give as gifts or to decorate their home, is appreciated.  And, of course, you can also inspire others by sharing your projects, providing tips and tutorials, as well as recognizing the source of the design for your project, should others be interested in making it too!


4) Bloggers are asked to include in their post information that that shows they have taken the “Pledge to make handmade Christmas Gifts in 2014” and are participating in this challenge.  It would be appreciated if you would encourage others to also participate, or at least come look at all of the entries each month, as hopefully we’ll inspire other quilters and increase awareness of designs, tips, tutorials to help make beautiful Christmas gifts and decorations.  Your blog post also needs to be dated during the period of this linky party (do not link to old posts).


This linky party will be open thru the 10th of  this month, to give participants plenty of time to enter this monthly challenge. If you are not familiar with how to use a linky click here for a tutorial.
For blogger participants that are interested in posting a badge, the badge code can be found on the main page for this event.  Thank you!
 
Let’s not forget the spirit of this challenge is to make handmade gifts for Holidays or decorations for the holiday season, throughout the year.  We also hope to help increase awareness of designs, free patterns, tutorials and other products that help to make such products. And, your help in inspiring others to make handmade for Christmas is appreciated.  PR Angels are also appreciated.

If you have questions for this Challenge, please read the FAQ.

In some cases an UFO that is finished in 2014 may count, when a good part of it is worked on in 2014.  But those that are simply putting in a single stitch this year to count it as an entry  for this challenge will not have good kharma.  Please strive to adhere to the intent of this challenge…..Make Handmade in 2014 for Christmas gifts and decorations for the 2014 Holiday season!

Winners will be announced between December 16th-25th!

 

Visit the main page for this event, by clicking here, to see a complete  list of prizes. While many prizes are open to quilters from around the world, some prizes will be shipped to US Only winners, where shipping costs are compliments of SewCalGal.  Non-US winners may pay for shipping costs, if they wish to receive such prizes.

Thank you to everyone that has participated in these monthly Linky Parties.  There have been many wonderful handmade items that have been shared that are inspirational gifts, as well as some great tutorials.  SewCalGal has also received a tutorial by a non-blogger who handmade some lovely jewelry and I hope to have that tutorial posted here, on my blog, this week.

November Linky Party – Make It A Handmade Christmas Challenge

Christmas is now less than six weeks away.  I’m sure we are all envious and yet inspired by  those that started making handmade items to decorate their home and/or give as gifts, earlier in the year.  But, there is still time to make handmade items for the holidays.  And two remaining opportunities to enter to win one or more of the 70+ prizes that have been donated by generous sponsors for this event.   


SewCalGal wants to recognize and thank all the sponsors that have generously donated prizes for the Make It A Handmade Christmas Challenge.  Click here for a complete list of prizes that will be randomly awarded to participants of these monthly challenges, in December.

 
 
This is the November  “Linky Party” for participants in the Handmade Christmas Challenge where you can share what you have made for Christmas gifts or decorations this month.  And you have till the 25th of this month to enter!  We will also have a special linky party, early December, where you’ll get one more chance to enter to win prizes, by simply sharing what you have made throughout 2014 for Holiday Gifts or holiday decorations for your home. We’ll also have some special awards based on those that enter the December Linky Party (e.g. Who made the most handmade holiday items in 2014, Viewer’s Favorites, Who shared tutorials for their handmade items, etc. etc.).

 
How do you enter?  Quite simple.  You can make handmade  gifts for the holidays or decorations for your home for the holidays, anytime in 2014 and enter in any of the monthly challenges for a chance to win prizes.  Bloggers and non-bloggers can participate and you can make your items anytime throughout the month, but you can only share what you make one time in one monthly challenge (but you can show it again in the December Linky Party when you show all the things you handmade for the holidays).  You get an entry for every monthly challenge you enter as well as an entry for entering the December linky party to show EVERYTHING you’ve made as part of this year’s Make It A Handmade Christmas Challenge and the more events you enter the more chances you get to win more prizes!
 
Some participants have been sharing tutorials that help to showcase their entry, via their blogs.  I will also be releasing tutorials on my blog, compliments of some creative non-bloggers that wanted to share their techniques for making handmade gifts for the holiday season.  Either way, I’m a firm believer that when you adopt the pay-it-forward approach to helping others it also brings you good kharma to winning prizes.  And that doesn’t stop with providing tutorials, as those that are PR Angels and encourage others to make handmade for the holidays should also be blessed with good kharma for winning prizes. 
 

Rules to enter this challenge:


While there are many sponsors and many wonderful prizes for those that enter in one or more of the monthly Linky Parties in the Handmade Christmas Challenge, that are open to quilters worldwide, as SewCalGal will be shipping this particular prize to the lucky winner and currently has limited funds for shipping prizes, the winner of this bundle will need to be a US resident.

1) Projects need to be made in 2014 (they do not need to be made during the 10 day window of a a given monthly linky party.  But they need to be something you made for a Christmas gift or to decorate your home for the holidays.  Please do not enter projects that you giveaway throughout the year, or previous holidays as that doesn’t bring you good quilting kharma!

2) You can enter one or more completed projects, but your linky needs to be in a current post (or non-bloggers can upload their photos and provide a link to a view able line tool like PhotoBucket, Flickr, etc.).   note:  Future challenges will require you to use only Flickr.  Click here to see a tutorial for using flickr.

3) Participants are asked to include comments in their post that share insights on the design(s) they use, any tips they wish to share, and if they made something with their own design they may wish to share a tutorial.  Your help to encourage others to make handmade gifts, throughout the year to give as gifts or to decorate their home, is appreciated.  And, of course, you can also inspire others by sharing your projects, providing tips and tutorials, as well as recognizing the source of the design for your project, should others be interested in making it too!

4) Bloggers are asked to include in their post information that that shows they have taken the “Pledge to make handmade Christmas Gifts in 2014” and are participating in this challenge.  It would be appreciated if you would encourage others to also participate, or at least come look at all of the entries each month, as hopefully we’ll inspire other quilters and increase awareness of designs, tips, tutorials to help make beautiful Christmas gifts and decorations.  Your blog post also needs to be dated during the period of this linky party (do not link to old posts).


This linky party will be open thru the 25th of  this month, to give participants plenty of time to enter this monthly challenge. If you are not familiar with how to use a linky click here for a tutorial.
For blogger participants that are interested in posting a badge, the badge code can be found on the main page for this event.  Thank you!
 
Let’s not forget the spirit of this challenge is to make handmade gifts for Holidays or decorations for the holiday season, throughout the year.  We also hope to help increase awareness of designs, free patterns, tutorials and other products that help to make such products. And, your help in inspiring others to make handmade for Christmas is appreciated.  PR Angels are also appreciated.

If you have questions for this Challenge, please read the FAQ.

 email address copyif you still have questions.


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June Linky Party – Make It A Handmade Christmas Challenge

Amazing how fast Christmas comes around and how easy it is to plan to make handmade gifts, or make items to decorate our homes, but not be ready.  Or maybe you are interested in inspirational ideas for handmade Christmas items. Either way, Christmas is soon going to be knocking on our doorstep.

Welcome to the June “Linky Party” for those that want to participate in the Handmade Christmas Challenge.  Quite simple.  You can make handmade Christmas gifts or decorations or your home for the holidays, anytime in 2014 and enter in any of the monthly challenges for a chance to win prizes.  There are over 70 prizes, of which the majority of these prizes will be randomly awarded to participants at the end of this challenge.  You get an entry for every monthly challenge you enter.


This challenge isn’t all about winning prizes.  It is about having fun making handmade gifts for the holidays and for decorating your home. It is also about inspiring others to also make handmade.  Participants are encouraged to share tutorials, tips and insights about designs that are perfect for the holidays.

SewCalGal wants to recognize and thank all of our sponsors:

 Everyone is invited to join the monthly linky parties for the Make It A Handmade Challenge.  Before you add your entry (a link to this Linky), please be sure you read the rules below.

While there are many sponsors and many wonderful prizes for those that enter in one or more of the monthly Linky Parties in the Handmade Christmas Challenge, that are open to quilters worldwide, as SewCalGal will be shipping this particular prize to the lucky winner and currently has limited funds for shipping prizes, the winner of this bundle will need to be a US resident.

1) Projects need to be made in 2014 (they do not need to be made during the 10 day window of a a given monthly linky party.  But they need to be something you made for a Christmas gift or to decorate your home for the holidays.  Please do not enter projects that you giveaway throughout the year, or previous holidays as that doesn’t bring you good quilting kharma!
2) You can enter one or more completed projects, but your linky needs to be in a current post (or non-bloggers can upload their photos and provide a link to a view able line tool like PhotoBucket, Flickr, etc.).   note:  Future challenges will require you to use only Flickr.  Click here to see a tutorial for using flickr.
3) Participants are asked to include comments in their post that share insights on the design(s) they use, any tips they wish to share, and if they made something with their own design they may wish to share a tutorial.  Your help to encourage others to make handmade gifts, throughout the year to give as gifts or to decorate their home, is appreciated.  And, of course, you can also inspire others by sharing your projects, providing tips and tutorials, as well as recognizing the source of the design for your project, should others be interested in making it too!
4) Bloggers are asked to include in their post information that that shows they have taken the “Pledge to make handmade Christmas Gifts in 2014” and are participating in this challenge.  It would be appreciated if you would encourage others to also participate, or at least come look at all of the entries each month, as hopefully we’ll inspire other quilters and increase awareness of designs, tips, tutorials to help make beautiful Christmas gifts and decorations.  Your blog post also needs to be dated during the period of this linky party (do not link to old posts).

This linky party will be open thru the 25th of  this month, to give participants plenty of time to enter the challenge this month. If you are not familiar with how to use a linky click here for a tutorial.
Please be sure to read the rules before you add a link to enter the challenge this month.

For blogger participants that are interested in posting a badge, I need to work on the code. But you are welcome to take any images from this post and link to the main page for this event.
Let’s not forget the spirit of this challenge is to make handmade gifts for Christmas or decorations for the holiday season, throughout the year vs waiting till the holiday rush.  We also hope to help increase awareness of designs, free patterns, tutorials and other products that help to make such products. And, your help in inspiring others to make handmade for Christmas is appreciated.  PR Angels are also appreciated.
If you have questions for this Challenge, please read the FAQ

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Fun Friday Giveaway – Sponsored by Island Batik and Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio

Are you starting to feel a cooler breeze flow your way?  Maybe it is a tropical breeze.  For me, I think of such a breeze, when Fall arrives bringing much needed cooler weather. Of course, I also feel such a breeze when I get to create with beautiful tropical fabrics and fun designs.  It was just recently that I was working with designs from Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio, that I thought how they’d look great is tropical fabrics, like batiks from Island Batik.  As such, I’m delighted to share insights with you today that showcase fabrics from   Island Batik Fabric AND designs using two designs from  Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio.

Island Batik Logo

 

 
Cherry (Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio) made two beautiful quilts using Island Batik fabrics to make her  Feathered Christmas and Feather Fancy wall hanging designs.  


note:  You may want to double click on the images of these two quilts to better view the color and detail in the beautiful batik fabrics used to make these lovely wall-hangings.



Don’t you love how Island Batik fabrics work in these beautiful designs?   
 
To my delight, Island Batik and Cherry Blossoms studio are sponsoring the giveaway this week.  They have created kits which you could win to make one of these wall-hangings.  Each kit comes with all the fabric as well as the pattern.  

Bundle #1 includes Island Batik fabric and the  Feathered Christmas quilt pattern, by Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio.
 
 


Bundle #2 includes Island Batik fabric and the  Feather Fancy   quilt pattern, by Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio.


You may also want to check out Island Batik fabric at your local quilt shop. Here are the SKU#s for the fabrics used in these kits.  If you don’t find them in your local quilt shop, or your favorite online store, let them know you’d like them to stock them and they can place an order with Island Batik.  But these designs would look great in a variety of fabrics from Island Batik too, so you may want to check out their online catalog (open to wholesale orders only).

Feathered Christmas

White – NC28-02
Red #1 – IB87-K2
Red #2 – BE19-8B
Red #3 – NO44-RSC

Feather Fancy

White – NC28-02 
Dark Green – IB93-H1
Light Green – IB83-T2
Red – IB87-K2 

You can find Island Batik Fabrics at:

http://www.islandbatik.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Island-Batik/190327881009880

For designs from Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio retail patterns are now appearing in your local quilt shop. If you do not see them, let your quilt shop know you’d like them to place a wholesale order with  Brewer Sewing.  Retail orders can be placed online through Cherry Blossoms Shop.
I'm on Etsy! 

You can also find Cherry at:

http://www.cherryblossomsquiltingstudio.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CherryBlossomsShop
http://pinterest.com/materialchic/

Did I Mention A Giveaway?

Island Batik, Inc. is giving away two fabric bundles with yardage to create the beautiful  Feathered Christmas and the Feather Fancy design.  Cherry (Cherry Quilting Blossoms Studio) is giving away a pattern for her Feathered Christmas and Feather Fancy Design.   To clarify, two  winners will a bundle of fabrics and pattern for either the Feathered Christmas or the Feather Fancy design. Kits will be sent directly to the winners, from Island Batik.





To enter to win, public followers simply need to leave a comment on this post.  If you have a preference of which bundle you’d like to win, feel free to let me know and I’ll do my best to try to match winners up with their favorite bundle.  Two winners will be randomly selected and announced next Friday.  


This giveaway is also limited to those living in US or Canada.  


Want an extra entry?   Here are a couple of ways you can get extra entries, but for each one you wish to claim, please leave an extra comment on this post to let SewCalGal know you are claiming this extra entry opportunity:


1) For Facebook users, “like”  Island Batik and leave a comment on their wall telling them what you think of the fabrics used in these wall-hangings.


2) Be a public follower of Cherry’s delightful blog (Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio).




I’m also delighted to announce the winners of the Fun Friday Giveaway, from last week, sponsored by Cozy Quilt Designs, for a copy of their new Prickly Pear strip quilt design.  Congratulations to the Connie (Quilting by the River)!

 

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