Welcome to another celebration of the Nights Before Christmas. I hope you are enjoying this holiday season and are also enjoying this virtual party.
WHAT IS THE NIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS PARTY?
Anyone who wants to help celebrate the holiday season with good quilty fun and a lot of giveaways, freebies and tutorials can participate. You’ll find:
- Freebies will be shared with every event post.
- Giveaways offered throughout the event, where followers can enter to win any prize they are interested in. Winners will be randomly announced and notified on December 25th.
- A Linky Party for those that want to share any Christmas or Winter themed: 1) Giveaway, 2) Freebie, or 3) Tutorial.
Sharing of your holiday projects (in progress or finished) on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #NightsBeforeChristmasParty and/or in the weekly #CreativeGoodness Linky Party that I host every Friday. While you can’t share in the linky party in this post, when sharing with hashtag you can claim an extra entry in any of the giveaways during this event.
While QuiltShopGal will be shipping prizes directly to winner due to my limited funds (what I can earn through Affiliate programs), the majority of the giveaways will be limited to US Only followers, but there will still be plenty that will be open to WW followers.
Look for “Nights Before Christmas” Party posts on QuiltShopGal, several times a week, thru December 24th. But they will most likely always be released in the evening vs my typical release in the morning.
Our sponsor tonight is Martingale and they’ve generously donated a copy of a recently published book “Team Spirit: Get in the Game With 11 Sports-Inspired Quilts“, by Suzzie Schuyler.
To make the most of today’s sports-themed or novelty fabrics, here’s a winning game plan. Discover a strong lineup of patterns designed specifically for large-scale prints–sure to score big points with your family and friends. Choose from 11 quilts, including great ideas for both guys and gals.
- Beginner-friendly tips, plus quilting suggestions for each quilt
- Pay tribute to favorite sports, alma maters, and teams, including basketball, football, and NASCAR
- Be inspired by blocks shown in alternate colorways
The designs in this book are absolutely perfect to show off sports related focal fabrics, but they’d also work great with just about any fabric collection. As all of the patterns have easy to follow instructions, with great visuals, the nature of these designs make this book perfect for new quilters, but designs will also be of interest with experienced quilters, looking for fun and fast project ideas.
Projects range from table runners to full size quilts, with project sizes that range from 21 1/2″ x 55 1/2″ to 85 3/8″ x 102 3/8″. And every project has an absolutely delightful sports oriented name (e.g. Tailgating Table Runner, Halftime Event, Game Delay, etc.). Truly wonderful projects for any sports minded home.
With 11 quilt projects included in this book, this book is amazing value considering what the cost of a single pattern is. Thus, this book would also make an excellent gift for sports minded quilting friends, or sports mind friends that you want to encourage to learn to quilt!
You can find the Martingale at:
DID I MENTION A LINKY PARTY?
Share a Christmas or Winter theme giveaway, freebie, or tutorial and claim an extra entry for any of the Giveaways during our #NightsBeforeChristmas Party.
DID I MENTION A FREEBIE?
Martingale has many wonderful free patterns on their site. This free downloadable pattern “knitters trio”, by Karen Costello Soltys caught my attention. With this zippered pouch, needle roll and needle hanger, it certainly has three fun handmade projects that would make for fun and fast handmade gifts.
DID I MENTION A GIVEAWAY
The giveaway today is also open to WW followers, with the caveat that I will pay to ship to US winners, and non-US winners will need to pay for postage, if they wish to claim their prize.
- Merry Christmas – My Personal Christmas Wish and #NightsBeforeChristmas Winners
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- #NightsBeforeChristmas Party – December 23rd – Celebrate with a Freebie, Giveaway, Linky Party and More
- #NightsBeforeChristmas Party – December 21st – Celebrate with a Freebie, Giveaway, Linky Party and More
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- #NightsBeforeChristmas Party – December 10th – Celebrate with a Freebie, Giveaway, Linky Party and More
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- #NightsBeforeChristmas Party – December 7th – Celebrate with a Freebie, Giveaway, Linky Party and More
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