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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Welcome to the Quilting Gallery Blog Hoppers

I'm excited to participate in the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop for the first time.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

This is a Back to School Blog Hop party, and I DO have a child going back to school this year.  My DS, after taking a couple of years to learn that working at minimum pay jobs is not what he wants in life, is going to SAIT this fall, taking "New Media Technology".   Maybe he can fancy up my blog a bit, as homework!

A bit about me. I'm a 50-ish quilter, having loved the hobby for the past 12 or 13 years.  I'm a traditional quilter, so far, but I am loving many of the modern quilts that I see.  The problem is - I have so many UFO's that I started in pre-modern quilt days, and I am a thrifty kind of person - I have to finish those up first, before I will allow myself to start any more.  (Maybe.  I have been known to start a project or two without finishing up the old ones - hence the many UFO's!)

In my real life, I work at a government department that helps separating and separated families deal with court matters - custody, access, support, protection, etc.  It can be a very stressful job, but I have learned, over the last 28 years, to leave work at work.  It helps to have hobbies that you can absorb yourself in, and quilting is that for me!

I have a wonderfully supporting husband, who is recently retired, and two adult children.  My DD has, supposedly, moved out, but has left a surprising amount of stuff here, for someone who no longer lives here! My DS still lives at home, while he completes his studies.

Now, on to the good part.  My giveaway consists of 10 fat quarters, from Northcott.  The line is Nature's Glow, by Ro Gregg.



They are lovely Asian fabrics.  They have been pre-washed.  I will ship internationally.



 To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me one reason why you quilt.  I will choose a winner on Saturday, September 1.

203 comments:

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Linda said...

Great question. I quilt because it is who I am. It is my creative outlet and holds so much joy for me.
What an awesome giveaway. My fingers are crossed. Thanks!

Photos by Wilma said...

I started quilting because my sister and mother-in-law love to quilt. I have only been quilting a few years, but it is so relaxing and therapeutic.
Wilma

Michelle G said...

I quilt because it calms me down and I love working with my hands. My day job is administration and is mostly mental work. I love to come home and just sew or prep to sew. It always brings me back to the present moment and is very relaxing.

Debra Lee said...

I quilt becuse it relaxes me and I have something beautiful to show for it when I'm done!

fenna said...

I sew because it's relaxing and I love seeing something come out of that sewing machine as something pretty and useful!

Heather said...

It is my creative outlet. well, actually it started because it was much better than continuing to take anti-depressants. i also have far too many ufo's but that will give me lots to do without having to go shopping except for backing, binding, batting, borders... (anything else with b?)

Laura said...

I quilt because it relaxes me and I love being able to express myself creatively through the fabrics!

Cheryl said...

My mom introduced me to quilting about 10 years ago and I like sharing a hobby with her.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I quilt because I need a creative outlet, and an absorbing dstraction. I love crafts and sewing and all the possibilities there are using a piece of fabric!! It is addictive and I challenge myself to learn new things so it is always new and fun and fresh.

Michell said...

I like to quilt as something to do in my very scarce spare time and to show off things

Gene Black said...

i quilt because it gives me a way to be creative. It lets me make art that is useful and beautiful. I quilt because I started and I can't stop.

Carrie P. said...

I quilt because it is the artist coming out. I love the fabric colors and putting them together. It is art.
thanks for the giveaway.

lynaeve said...

I have just started quilting. I love to do so because its just so fulfilling, and I love looking at all the different pretty fabrics in one highly functional item.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I got the sewing bug from my Mom & Gramma, I started quilting more out of neccessity than anything else. Our son was on his way and I needed a quilt for his crib, that was 10 years ago. I just love all aspects of quiltmaking from the feel of the fabric to sewing the label on as the finale. Now my kids come to me with their ideas of what they want for their next quilt design.
Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous fabric =)

TheMugglePuggle said...

I quilt because I love the feeling I get when I complete a project. I also really enjoy making quilts for others. It's such a great way to make something totally unique for someone that they can treasure forever :)

Cath said...

I quilt because I love the feel of cotton fabrics and I also love colours and love building patterns for quilts. Every quilt is a labour of love. Gorgeous fabric....thanks for the chance to win.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Cherilyn said...

I love every thing about quilting from choosing the fabrics to stitching the binding on. Great giveaway!!!

Connie said...

What a wonderful giveaway and it was nice to read about you and your family. I quilt because I love to create things out of fabric, like you I have many UFO's and am making myself finish up some of them....in between making new things!

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

So many reasons; to create gifts, to release tension, to be with God, to enjoy exchanging ideas with friends,....it makes me happy. Thanks for the opportunity to win those fabulous FQ's.

Jonnie (JB) said...

I quilt because i love the end result.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I am a new quilter. My sister talked me into trying, and I got hooked. I'm a new follower. (it would be nice to add "follow by email". If you do, let me know so I can sign up that way too)
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Ella said...

I quilt to get out some nervous energy. It's helping me not stress eat. (I'm down 10 lbs!)

Kelli said...

I quilt b/c I love to watch the whole thing come together, like a puzzle. It's so relaxing, and it feels great to do something creative. Thanks for the chance to win! I am a new follower. Nice to *meet* you. :)

Carla said...

Hi there. I quilt because I love the creative process. Thanks for the chance.

Pat V. said...

I quilt because I love the feeling of turning lengths of fabric into assorted blocks and patterns. It is the one area of my life where I truly feel creative.

Tanya said...

I quilt because it is something that both my husband and I can do together. You also have something to show when you are done. Thanks for chance to win. I am a new follower.

Donna Joy said...

I quilt because it is exciting to cut fabric and create unique blocks to sew into amazing quilts.

Dee said...

I quilt for sanity.

Needled Mom said...

I quilt mostly for fun and as a release of creative energy. It sounds like you have a stressful job.

Homemaker Honey said...

Quilting is relaxing - one reason!

G'Day from Australia!
Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Amy said...

It is one place I can do whatever I want and I love to see how it all finishes up! Thanks for the chance to win the lovely fabric!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I quilt because I enjoy it. For me, it's relaxing and fun and calming. Thank you for the generous giveaway, I'm a new follower and looking forward to your great posts.

Jennie P. said...

I enjoy quilting because to me it's art and function, or form and function if you prefer. Who wouldn't want a beautiful handmade blanket to wrap up in on those cold days and nights! There's nothing better!

Samantha said...

I quilt for many reasons. Some quilts I make so we have something to cover up with! I believe in making lots of pretty but functional (utility) quilts that get used and used and eventually fall into tatters and can't be used anymore. Stress relief is another big one. The last reason I quilt is because sometimes someone deserves to have time spent making something special just for them. :D Love those fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Meu marido sofreu um acidente de trabalho e eu precisei fazer algum dinheiro extra,peguei algumas sucatas em uma confecção e fiz algumas almofada e fui para colcha e outras peças.Graças a Deus hoje faço por prazer mesmo,mas continuo a vender algumas peças,tecidos são caros...Me tornei seguidora GFC 27.Obrigada.Sou brasileira. tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Second Chance Tan said...

I think I quilt as a form of therapy for me, so that I have something to show for my time and to immerse myself in creating things x

Leo said...

why I quilt ... because I can play with colours and textures and if I'm not happy with it I can make someone very happy by tunrning it into a gift.

Captain StitchyPants said...

Those are very pretty fabrics :)

I started quilting a few months ago. I was sick and stuck at home, very bored. I needed something creative to do, and too much knitting was hurting my hands! So I dusted off my sewing machine and decided to make a quilt. Well now I'm mostly recovered and back to work, and I have an addictive new hobby to boot!

Cookie said...

I quilt because it keeps me sane. Im hooked on the needle so to speak. Its the best thing that happend to me.

that is a great give away! thanks so much for the chance to win.

Татьяна said...

With love from Russia! I am a follower! Thank you!

Anita said...

How lovely! I quilt because it's relaxing and beautiful. =) Thanks for a chance.

Gwen said...

Beautiful fabric--- thank you for the chance to win! I have one "back to school" child left, too-- well, not actually a child, but so I guess I have a "back to school" woman. ;-) She will start the Accelerated Nursing Program in the Spring, after getting her Bachelor's Degree in English.

I quilt because it is so rewarding to produce something pretty and useful with my hands-- gives me a great sense of pride...

Aliza said...

I started quilting because I want to know how to make a memory quilt with photos. now i love it

Miss Beau Jangles said...

I quilt to help me relax as I have a stressful job as a teacher. Thanks for the chance!

Theresa said...

I hand applique mostly cause for me hand sewing is relaxing. Thanks!

Fiesta said...

 Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize. I love creating and quilting and gardening are my best forms of expressing it.



 

Teresa in Music City said...

Hi Colleen! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I love Asian fabrics - yum!!! I quilt because I absolutely love to play with fabric :*) My grandmother taught me to sew when I was a young girl, and when I was in my early 30's I learned to quilt. Through quilting I have made many, many friends!

Mommarock said...

I quilt because it keeps my hands busy, it also gives me something creative to do, and will leave something of ME behind for future generations.

Martina said...

I love to quilt because it is such a creative thing and helps me to gain new energy for my daily life.

JoyceLM said...

My youngest sister started me quilting about 6 years ago. I hadn't realized I need something creative in my life & I quickly became addicted. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marie said...

thank you for offering these lovely give-aways, it would be so nice to win one of them to make into a beautiful quilt. Please consider me,
Marie

LethargicLass said...

I don't know if I have a reason to quilt, other than if I don't I might wither away lol... but I can tell you why I started to quilt... it helped me quit smoking :)

Cathy said...

Hello from a fellow Canadian! I quilt because I have to. It is my creative outlet. My drawing and painting skills are sadly lacking, but with fabrics as my "paints" and all the various patterns as my "drawing" I can be as creative as I wish, with endless possibilities. Just like no 2 original paintings are the same, no 2 quilts are ever the same.

AlessandraLace said...

I quilt because I love hand crafs, fabrics and threads, thank you for this chance, Alessandra

stephmabry said...

I quilt in order to feel like I really make something or do something productive - right now I'm stuck at a boring, paperwork-filled desk job where I never really feel like I accomplish anything - the bills I pay this month are all right back on my desk again next month! - but with quilting, I can spend time behind my machine and afterwards have something tangible to show for it!

Alison said...

I quilt as my stress reliever!

Leah said...

I quilt because it is a good way to express my creativity and is a good form of therapy for me. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting at the machine and making something that is useful.

Ginette said...

I quilt because I love fabric and creating things. It is how I relax and stay sane. I grew up watching my grandmother and mother creating and making things with fabric and wool. Now the 3 of us enjoy quilting together. What a great giveaway you are having! Thanks for the opportunity!

hueisei said...

I love to quilt because I enjoyed making blocks.

Lori said...

I just love to sew.

Joyce Carter said...

I love to sew anything and everything so quilting is just another way to get to do something that I like. It is very relaxing and fun.Making blocks and putting them together can create something that is so beautiful it takes my breath away just looking at it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Bouts Choisis said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for offering it. I love to make quilts - patchwork is so relaxing and I get to use beautiful fabric. Better than watching TV any day...!

Aliza said...

The reason I started quilting was because of the movie - Stephmom - I just love Anna's quilt in the movie.

Robert said...

I quilt because it's relaxing - love doing Dresden's, log cabins, and hand piecing a grandmother's flower garden. Thanks. From northern Iowa . . . .

Barbara Woods said...

i love to make quilts thanks

Sherill said...

Quilting calms me and touches my heart! Thank you for the chance to win beautiful fabric!

Betty said...

I quilt because fabric is still cheaper than therapy and way more fun!

Haley said...

I quilt because I love doing it; it makes me incredibly happy. From ironing to cutting to piecing to quilting, I love it all. And really anything that can make me love ironing is worth pursuing.

Mimi said...

I quilt because I need a creative outlet and I love to make gifts for family and friends... I am also seriously addicted to fabric! Thanks for the chance, your choice for a giveaway looks like a beautiful bundle!

Karen said...

I quilt because it is so relaxing. Even when it isn't. If you know what I mean. It really can be very meditative and good for the soul.

Bright Angel said...

I quilt for the joy it being to the family and friends and charity recipients I giveaway them to. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Lyn said...

I love to quilt because it is very soothing. (if all goes well) I enjoy all the friends in guild and on blogs. Thanks

Farm Quilter said...

I quilt because it gives me a creative outlet as well as allowing me to make beautiful (to me, at least!) things to gift to those I love. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and the opportunity to win such a wonderful giveaway!

Gill said...

I love quilting because I love making things and my hands always need to be busy!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Marcia W. said...

I quilt because it is great, fun, shared hobby with my mother. It also keeps my mind off worries.

ytsmom said...

I quilt because it makes me feel good. I love all the pretty fabrics. Thanks for such a generous give-away.

MaryBeth said...

There is just something about sewing pieces of fabric together into something beautiful that feeds my soul. Therefore, I quilt. I give most of my quilts away to people I love. Thanks for the giveaway.

Little House on the Hill said...

I quilt for theropy, it has helped me revover many of my skills after Brain surgery. A also love it, love it, love it.

bethstrand said...

I quilt for sanity! Truly time with my sewing machine and fabrics are the best therapy out there. I find that I have more peace, more energy and certainly more joy after even a brief quilting session and the bonus is that I bless people I love with beautiful quilts!

Lisa Cox said...

I quilt as an outlet for my creativity. What little I have anyways.

Bonnie58 said...

Definite stress reliever, except when I am fighting with my machine quilting on a queen size quilt, then not so much. Thanks for the opportunity on the giveaway and good luck to all the participants.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

B Greene said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway chance - I love the fabrics you chose. I quilt as a creative outlet - I always need to be making something!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Thanks for this fantastic giveaway....I quilt because it's my passion; I just can't stop....lol

BizyStitches said...

The reason I quilt is because I can be in my own little world and forget about all the problems we are having and it does relax me.

Richard Healey said...

We had a baby girl this year and I started quilting to make her a quilt. My wife did not know how to quilt and told me to make my own if I wanted one so that is what I do.

Judy B said...

I was a clothing sewer working in a quilt shop. All the beautiful cottons gave me the needed push.

jmniffer said...

I quilt to keep my stress in check as we deal with my DH's health issues. Thanks for the chance at your wonderful giveaway.

Lori said...

These are lovely fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win. I quilt to see the joy in others.
quilting[dash]lady[at]comcast[dot]net

Quiltn Mama said...

I quilt because homicide is frowned upon ;) Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

gibberish said...

I quilt to make baby quilts for my nieces & nephews new babies. They make memorable keepsake gifts for them.
bandkgram(at)hotmail(dot)ca

Winona said...

I started quilting 6 years ago when our youngest moved out. After having kids in the house for almost 30 years, suddenly I was all alone while dh worked. I needed something to keep me busy. I decided to make a quilt. I fell in love with quilting. I am a hand quilter. I hand quilt while watching tv during the evenings while dh is at work.

MC said...

When I moved out to AB, I decided it was time to learn to quilt like a good Prairie girl, and signed up for classes locally. I've been addicted ever since!

Fignie said...

Beautiful fabric!!! :)
I quilt to make other people happy - I LOVE to share what I make with my friends, and I find that giving them a home made gift makes them smile and keeps them warm during our horrible long winters.

rvquilter said...

I quilt! because I can work with Color!!!!
great giveaway. thanks :)

Angela said...

I quilt to relieve stress and to make something for those I care about. Thanks for the giveaway.

Michelle Hudak said...

I like the satisfaction of creating something unique that I can give to someone I love. There's such a sense of accomplishment when I finish a quilt that sometimes I hate to part with them.

shel704 at aol dot com

Renate said...

Why do I quilt? Hmmm I think it is because I love to fondle ... fabric that is. Nope it's because it brings out the artist in me. Nope because it has expanded my social circle. Nope it's all of the above. and because I get to meet others on the internet highway that share the same interest, just like you.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love to cut up the fabric and pieced it back together, like a big puzzle. But one of the biggest reasons I quilt is that it is Therapy for me :-)

Lisa C in GA. said...

I quilt because I love a puzzle, and love to make/give gifts :)

Maxine said...

I quilt because it's a relaxing way to spend my time. I love being creative and productive.

Susan said...

I find quilting to be very theraputic and love the entire process from start to finish!

Pia said...

Somehow it's a way of meditating

Lv2sew2011 said...

Hi nice to meet you!
Why I quilt? Well let’s see back in March of 2009 I fell off my Concrete Mixer Truck. (that’s right I was concrete mixer driver and loved it) and the pay wasn’t shabby at all. However when I took the fall I fell backwards unto asphalt road and put a goose egg on the side of my head the size of a softball, ended up having surgery on my arm, cracked 5 ribs, and the worst part left me with horrible back pain. I’ve worked hard my whole life and found myself in deep depression do not too able to have the life I use to have because of back pain. So in Feb of 2011 so fed up with TV and FB games, I decided I would see if I could quilt to keep from going stir crazy. Now sitting long periods of time makes my back hurt but I just keep trying to keep my mind off my pain. And found out that I could quilt and love every minute of it. Especially when it comes out right…LOL

And this is the reason I quilt!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!

And I’m also a new follower.

Lv2sew2011@yahoo dot com
And here the link to my quilting accomplishments.
http://lv2sew2011.blogspot.com/
Donna

Abbigail said...

I quilt because of the pretty things I can make. I quilt because of the friendships that I have made through it. I quilt because my grandma did and she inspired the love of quilting in me along with flower gardening. I quilt because I love it!

Joanne Lendaro said...

I quilt for others (I'm a longarm machine quilter) to support my addiction of petting beautiful fabrics. When I get too much fabric, I have to cut it up and give it away so I can go and pet more, that I just have to bring home with me. Vicious circle....l!!!

thanks for the fun!!

Julie said...

I love seeing a quilt come together with the blocks. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Marit Johanne said...

I love to play with the fabrics and put them together. Sometimes I end up with some combinations of fabric and colors that are very different from what I had in mind when I started. It is like they have their own will :)
I love the colors of the fabrics you are giving away.

JanesQuilting said...

I love everything about quilting, I enjoy designing my own, finding the right fabrics and piecing them together. Then the art of quilting a design onto the quilt with thread. I know just what I would make if I am the lucky winner, Thanks for the chance.

Sowing Stitches said...

I quilt to satisfy the urge to create something....anything....everything. I like that quilts can be useful but don't have to be...

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Barb said...

Quilting lets me indulge in my love of fabric. Sometimes I create my own pattern, sometimes it's someone else's design. Either way I get to enjoy all that yummy fabric.

Jeane said...

Quilting satifies my love of sewing and creating beautiful handmade items.

sh said...

I quilt because quilting gives me comfort much in the same way my quilts comfort other. I am quite into the 'modern' quilting also. Greetings from Northern BC.

Jen said...

I quilt to save my sanity. It satisfies my love of creativity and math! I need all the sanity I can get as a working mom of a 3 year old expecting baby 2 in october!

Kathy H said...

I quilt because it makes me happy to make something for some special person or for a charity.

Sheila said...

I have been sewing since a very young girl and around 2000 the quilt bug struck me and I have not looked back ,it was and is the creative outlet I was looking for , thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!

Emily C said...

I quilt to relax and have fun. Sewing has always been a joy.

Leigh R. said...

I quilt while my husband watches NASCAR or Football and I dont like sports! I really do it to relax, though. Beautiful fabrics!

Vicki W said...

That's easy, I quilt for my sanity!

Painting 4 Him said...

I learned to quilt with a group of friends...friends that makes me love it!

Cassandra said...

One reason I quilt - because I LOVE Asian fabrics! ;) I have not yet made a quilt from Asian fabrics because I'm afraid to cut into my pretty fabric! I've been practicing and improving on other quilts in hopes that I will develop enough confidence to take that first swipe with the rotary cutter. It's still such a scary thought. :) I've been quilting for two years and have only finished three quilts (yes, I am slow). Hopefully soon I'll be ready to dive into those pretty prints I've been collecting!

Kathy said...

I love to give them as gifts and I enjoy the satisfaction of pleasing my recipients. Just recently have I started doing it for ME.

rockgranny said...

I quilt because it makes me happy to see how little pieces of fabrics turn into something big - quilt!

Jeneta said...

I quilt because I love the way it makes me feel!

Ali said...

I sew because I'm learning how satisfying it feels to learn and improvise ideas that don't fit me into ones that do! And cough...I remember leaving my share of stuff behind when I moved out!

Elisabetta said...

I recently passionated quilting, I think I like it because it reminds me of America (I love your country) =)
thanks for this great chance

Debbie said...

A great giveaway...I have always loved sewing and creating. With quilts you can incorporate many different loves....stitching...painting...photos...Plus the "stress reflief" and the ablility to give to others... Love your snowman runner in your banner..A new follower

Pippa Parsons said...

I quilt because it calms me and I love making something that other people will use and love like I do

Britany said...

I quilt to unwind, I think it must somehow help me with my hidden OCD tendencies.

rutigt said...

Why do I quilt? Hmmmmm....I think it´s a nice way to use up all the fabrics I´ve been collecting for years :)
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Jessica said...

I LOVE that bundle- it is beautiful. I quilt because it destresses me :) And when it gets stressful, I put it down, haha!

Mrs.Pickles said...

I like to quilt because it is very rewarding! thank you for the chance to win.

Jeanne said...

I quilt as it is relaxing and gives me enjoyment. Thanks for the giveaway.

Nanbon44 said...

I quilt to bring smiles to a seniors face when they feel forgotten, I quilt to bring laughter to a child who is fighting for their life, I quilt to soothe a new baby when she enters this world, I quilt to bring comfort to a woman as she tries to make sense of the abuse she just escaped from.. I quilt for others as my mother before me did.. I have some big footsteps to fill.

Tricia said...

My answer is even though it isn't packed in a pretty package; the truth is I quilt because my sewing machine is the ONLY constant friend I have. It doesn't die, abuse me or ridicule me for not being prefect the first time and it's let's me just be me without any snide remarks. I work with mostly cast aways that other have given to me and seem to relate to the fabrics as such.

Thank You for the chance to win the beautiful Northcott Fabrics.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Shannon said...

Sweet giveaway! What lovely fabrics! I quilt because without a creative outlet I go crazy!

Szappanbubi said...

I honestly don't quilt but sew and because I love CREATING, love that something new and pretty and made-by-me thing becomes ALIVE :) and I simply made it by my hands and my fantasy/creativity !

Thank you for the chance!

porcukorborso at gmail dot com

SassyCathy said...

Oh pretties! Love to quilt because ...
- it is a creative outlet
My mind can wander and imagine ALL things beautiful... nothing bad can enter this creative space (even though my quilt and sew spot is CLUTTERED)
Memories abundant from where I got the fabric to quilts I have seen before made with the same or similar prints
Pretty things - quilts are eye candy for me
Challenge to do my best and keep on keepin' on
It does provide a good bit of entertainment in all area's of the process ... pattern, colors, shopping, cutting, sewing, etc, etc, etc.
Thank you for the chance to win! :-)
Sassy Cathy

Cherise said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! I have always loved quilts. They make me smile. Have a Nice Day! :)

Shirley Tener said...

When I started getting grandkids, its a precious gift for them forever.

Tiffany said...

Quilting makes me happy = and I love giving gifts to people!

Carla G said...

I quilt so I can sew and make something very useful and needed by friends and family. And the handmade factor is huge and very appreciated by the recipients. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Jo said...

I love fabric and cutting it up and stitching it back together again. It is so satisfying to see an end product and someone's face when they receive a gift.

Linda Meyers Gabbard said...

I just recently started. It gives me something to do in my spare time

llmgabbard at Gmail dot com

Kathy said...

I quilt because it reminds me of my mom and because I love the colors and textures of fabrics put together in interesting desings. winterwrens at gmail dot com

joyce said...

I quilt because of the creative use of fabrics and color to make something useful.

Peggy said...

I don't quilt, but I'd love to win for my group, World of Charity Stitching. We make lap quilts, totes, and other items for seniors and children.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I quilt for my own enjoyment. I have always liked working with fabric and making something that I can use and will last for a very long time is very satisfying. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!

Shauna said...

I have always enjoyed working with my hands to create. I find quilting very relaxing and do it mostly for my own enjoyment. It's wonderful to meet a fellow Albertan. :) Thanks for the great give away!

Irina said...

Quilting keeps me sane... allows me to focus on something and gives me pleasure to see the final product. thanks for the chance!

Catskill Quilter said...

I quilt because I have to quilt -- there is no other way to put it! It is something I love, and it centers me in a way that nothing else does - and there is always something new to learn!

Krystal said...

I started to quilt to deal with the loss of my mother! It is very good therapy! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!!

Deb said...

i don't think i've commented here...but this question sounds familiar. Maybe someone else asked. Anyway, i quilt so i can have something i made by hand to give away.

sandy said...

I started quilting this past winter after being invited to visit the quilters group at the RV park we winter at. Lots of fun and knowledgeable ladies.

vwlady said...

I've been quilting 1981 when I made a quilt using velvet upholstery fabric!! I had no idea what I was doing! It turned out to be quite nice....ruined a flea market sewing machine tho! And I've been quilting ever since. It has helped me through all of the difficult times in my life & was my therapy after a serious brain / health problem that left me disabled.

Lisa said...

I quilt because it relaxes me. I love every single aspect of the process. From choosing the pattern & fabrics, to starting the project, working my way through it, quilting on my sewing machine, binding, everything!! It's a wonderful way to relax and you have a cuddly, cozy quilt at the end!

legato1958 said...

I quilt because I like to make pretty handbags and purses, and am growing to like quilts.

susie
legato1958@aol.com

Deanna said...

I have always been a sewer and then quilting came along. Love to be creative and make things.

Sharon said...

I've always wanted to learn to quilt, but it looked intimidating and I didn't know anyone that could teach me, so a couple of years ago I decided it was time to learn. The internet/blogs have been a tremendous help to me. I quilt because it is so relaxing to me and I enjoy all the beautiful fabrics that are available. Thank you for the chance to win such lovely fabrics!

Sharon said...

I've always wanted to learn to quilt, but it looked intimidating and I didn't know anyone that could teach me, so a couple of years ago I decided it was time to learn. The internet/blogs have been a tremendous help to me. I quilt because it is so relaxing to me and I enjoy all the beautiful fabrics that are available. Thank you for the chance to win such lovely fabrics!

Nancy said...

It's amazing how those adult children can just walk away from all their possessions at mom and dad's house, isn't it? Our daughter married last year and her bedroom is still "her" bedroom with lots of her possessions there. Now that they have their own home, we'll be taking boxes to them a few at a time.

I like to quilt because I love to play with color. I also feel a sense of accomplishment with each finished quilt. Though I made my first quilt in the 1970s and two between then and the mid-1980s, I've only been spending more time making quilts in the past few years. I can't say I've made very many, though.

Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giving away those beautiful fabrics.

Judi said...

I quilt because I can't not quilt - lol. I enjoy it so much! I love being able to create whatever I want and put things together how I like them. So much better than being stuck buying something anyone else can get at the store. By the way, I absolutely LOVE that quilt in your header on the far left, and the snowman too.

Mom C said...

Quilting fills my soul. I feel at peace when I sew. Unless I have a deadline, am struggling with fabric or pattern or machine.
Then I ask myself why I quilt! But on the good days, it fills my heart.

OhioLori said...

I quilt because I love making/creating something from my Heart...then giving to someone, to feel my Hugs...and Love when they snuggle under it, or wrap up tightly....keepin' them warm & cozy!

Thanks for chance to win this beautiful fabric!! :)

Anda W said...

Quilting is something for me after a long day providing daycare for five active kids! awolk at rogers dot com

Barb and Sharon said...

I quilt because I like to create and I can't draw :)
Barb@Witsend

Sewgirl said...

I the quilts in your header are wonderful. Especially the Irish chain quilt. How did you get the shadow effect? Is that a pattern? I quilt because it is my artistic outlet. I actually feel myself getting crabby if too a time goes by that I can't pet some fabric!

Judy1522 said...

I quilt because I like to sew and I really enjoy the whole process of making a quilt.

PJ said...

I love to quilt because of the creative process of making a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win beautiful fabrics.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I quilt because I enjoy the process of creating and it's some "me" time. I have a 2-1/2 year old who likes to help-pouring t he buttons out on the floor was the latest...

Myself said...

Quilting is my therapy :) it is my getaway from teh everyday worries :) thanks for the great givaway!

Sandra said...

I quilt because it is fun and it becomes a challenge. There are so many tutorials, free quilt patterns to choose as well as the inspiration and giveways from bloggers, like yourself. To win is awesome and your giveway is really something to get excited about.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

mahoo said...

It's amazing what our adult kids leave behind isn't it? (And then there's the ....just throw it out, I don't want it...until you get the phone call asking "have you seen my....?" I quilt to relax. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dresden Quilter said...

I quilt because I can't imagine not quilting. I love having a tangible way of showing people the love I have for them.

Janet said...

Because it is a creative outlet and I love sewing. Great giveaway!

Sam said...

I began quilting a year and a half ago and it changed my life. I was struggling internally and with budding addiction. Quilting grounded me in a way that a woman can only do herself. Quilting has brought depth into my life and thus my family's lives.

Birdena said...

Thank you for being part of this blog. Great question....there are many reasons, but I guess the main reason is that I find it very relaxing and love to create.

sherry said...

that creativity just has to come out

Loris said...

Thank you for the sweet giveaway!
I have a stressful job too...ED nurse...and making things, especially quilts, helps me relax and recharge.

Diann said...

I quilt to be creative and practical at the same time.

beaquilter said...

I love quilting, I love designing in EQ, picking colors and fabrics, cutting, piecing and quilting, and lastly adding the binding and label on the back, some quilts I keep some I give away, I also long arm quilt as my "business"- mostly to cover my fabric "addiction" ha ha

ale balanzario said...

I quilt because I love to be creative, thanks for this great giveaway

bohemiannie! art said...

Beautiful fabrics! I quilt because I just HAVE to make art!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

It's relaxing to quilt!

Cathy said...

Quilting is my therapy also. Retired 3 yrs ago and spend days just quilting..love it!
I have become a follower and thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous fabrics. Autumn is on it's way, can feel it in the air.
CathyC in Alberta
cathyc1950@gmail.com

daylily45 said...

I have been asked this question many times, I always give the same answer "I quilt because I can't help it, I love it".
Your fabrics are lovely. Blessings

quiltinggrammy said...

Fairly new to quilting and find it is a very relaxing. I'm so inspired by all the blogging quilters out there. Would love to get those Northcott fabrics.

Christine M said...

Quilting is my relaxation. I just love doing it! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Mary said...

Beautiful fabrics. One of my DILs would love those.

Why do I quilt? I have always sewn and enjoy that immensely but have little reason to do it anymore. So, to stave off eating too much and depression I took up quilting. I do have to sew things occasionally just to keep my sanity!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous fabrics, thanks for the chance! I quilt, and sew, for relaxation. I feel stressed if I don't!

free indeed said...

I use to quilt to clear my mind..with six little ones I needed a break sometime even if it wasn't very often. Now, I like to quilt to make something special for gift giving. It's a part of me to carry on to future generations.

apple blossom said...

I like quilting because it is fun to quilt very relaxing

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anne said...

I quilt because it make me feel like I am leaving my mark. Housework, laundry, and other chores are appreciated, but there's nothing lasting to show for my efforts. Quilting makes me happy, and it's never a chore. Hope I'm not too late!

Angela Moore said...

I quilt because I like sharing what I create with others.

Lisa said...

I quilt for my self esteem. I spent a lot of time trying something different from my job after being told I was disabled

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

I sew/quilt to get away from it all :)

Debbie said...

i quilt so i can feel the fabric! debbie73521@yahoo.com

mara said...

I just started quilting and I do it mostly to give away as presents I love giving the ones I love something I have made from hand, it just makes me feel good. Thanks for the giveaway

Sue said...

I quilt because I love to make my gifts and there are so many things you can make when you quilt. Something for everyone!

Maria Kievit said...

Love the neutrals that you have for your giveaway. Quilting is something I do for myself (I am a seamstress the rest of the time) and I have fun with it. Note for you, since I also prewash all my fabrics before it ends up in my cupboard, put a note in with the package to the winner that yours has been washed. Otherwise it will get rewashed! Thanks

Mother of four said...

I quilt to keep my sanity... I talk all the time to my fabric's and the things I am making... they become my penless journal, so in each item, there is a moment in time, that moment is then reflected in each item.
I can't make sunny colours if my mood is less than sunny... do you get my meaning?
Thrift is good, charity shops are my thrift shops... some of my best fabrics have been purchased from them, x J x

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