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Thursday, November 28, 2013

We Have a Winner (Two of Them Actually)

Holy schmolly, that was a lot of comments!  Thank you to everyone who visited during the Quilters Gallery Blog Hop -- and thanks to all of the other bloggers who participated with giveaways.  I loved visiting all of their blogs and entering for their prizes.

Now... drum roll please!

The winner of the first set of fat quarters is:

The 13th entry was Mary, who said:

Mary wins the 5 black and white fat quarters.

The winner of the second set of fat quarters is:

Number 160 was Kathy, who said:

Kathy wins the five colourful fat quarters.

I loved reading your comments.  Many are working on Christmas gifts, of course.  Some are just starting to plan a project - others listed 5 or 6 projects!  A couple told me there were so many projects in the works that they couldn't name just one!

I hope all of the winners on the blog hop enjoy their prizes.  And thanks so much to the Quilting Gallery for organizing this blog hop once again!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's Blog Hop Party Time!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

I just love the Quilting Gallery's Blog Hop Party - I always find such great blogs, and love the chances for a giveaway!

If you are visiting my blog for the first time, a bit about me.  I've been quilting for... oh about 14 years now.  That seems like a long time, especially when you look at my output.  However, I have decided that even though I am usually competitive in everything I do, I will not be competitive with my quilting.  I'm a slow quilter, and I like it that way.  I'm not a designer or in any way a professional - this is simply my fun hobby!

I have a wonderful husband and two grown children, but this blog is not about them.  I work in the legal field, but the blog is not about that either - it's about quilting!

So far, my quilts have been pretty traditional, but I am drawn to modern quilting.  In fact, I joined the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild last spring.  So, you may see more of a modern twist in the future.

But enough about me -- you came for the prize, I know!  I have two sets of fat quarters to give away to two lucky readers.

Five colourful fat quarters:

Or five black and white fat quarters:

To enter, leave me a comment telling me what project you are working on right now, or, if you're not working on one, what you're planning on working on.  If you have a preference for one of the sets of fat quarters, say so.  Make sure your name links to a profile with your e mail address, or include your e mail address in your comment, so I can contact you if you win.

I'll use the random number generator to pick my two winners. If they both want the same set, then the first one that I draw will have their choice.  I will ship internationally.

The giveaway closes midnight MST November 26th.

Thanks for visiting!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lest We Forget

It is Remembrance Day here in Canada - not a statutory holiday, but a holiday for government workers (of which I am one).  I won't be going to any of the ceremonies, but I will have my own moment of silence at 11:00, thinking about all the mothers who sent their boys to their death for our freedom.

I haven't been getting a lot of any quilting done lately.  We have decided to do some major renovations to our house, and that is taking up all our time.  So, I will share a table runner that I made several years ago.

This was a kit from Sugar Pine Quilt Company in Canmore.  (If you ever visit Banff, you have to take a side trip here - it is only a half hour away, and is a fabulous shop!)  I liked how the swirly background suggested the leaves blowing in the wind, and copied that in my quilting.