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Friday, March 16, 2012

Fun Friday Giveaway and Special Announcements

This is a very special Fun Friday as it kicks off a weekend of celebrating the International Quilting Day.  I have oodles of insights of great quilting opportunities to share with you today:

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Quilting Gallery's Blog Hop Party.  They'll be fun and a variety of giveaways.  The list of participating blogs will be made available shortly after midnight on March 17th.  If you are visiting SewCalGal, from this blog hop, scroll down and you'll find my giveaway.  But, I hope you'll take time to see some other fun insights I'm sharing first.

I hope everyone hops on over to the Quilting Gallery's blog hop party this weekend.    Just click on this image to get all the details from the Quilting Gallery, but remember the list will be made available on the 17th.
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

TheQuiltShow.com is celebrating the International Quilt Day, all weekend long.  Starting today, Friday, March 16th and thru Sunday, March 18th everyone can watch fmore than 100 episodes on the Quilt Show for free.  Plus, you can enter to win some great prizes, including a Bernina 550 sewing machine and many other sponsored prizes too.

While the Quilt Show has some great shows, those interested in free-motion quilting may want to check out Ann Fahl (#111), Cindy Needham (#222), John Flynn (#410), Joannie Zeier Pool (#509),  Sarah Vedeler (#904), and Linda Thielfoldt (#1106).


Barn Quilt Contest / Design A Quilt or Quilt Block

This is a great opportunity for those that use EQ6/EQ7 to design quilts!  AccuQuilt is holding their annual Barn Quilt Design Contest.  Enter your best quilt block design for a chance to win amazing prizes.  Deadline to enter is Monday, April 9th, 2012.  Winners will be announced at the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, April 25-28.  No purchase necessary to win.  Unveiling of the winning quilt blocks will be held on June 22nd.

For more information click on this image:
AccuQuilt - Barn Quilt Design Contest - Enter Now!

Spring Cleaning
Efforts are underway for some sewing room spring cleanng (de-stashing).  Everyone is invited to participate.  You may  have items in your sewing room that you would like to sell or trade, or you may find items to buy from others.    This last phase of the Spring Cleaning will run thru April 15th, so check back as participants may join anytime as well as add items to their linked posts. 


Red/White theme blog hop was a fun event in February with oodles of great tutorials, tips and giveaways. Unfortunately, SewCalGal forgot to announce the winner of the kit for mock needle turn hearts.    My apologies.  I'm trying hard to catch up and as of this week, I believe I've shipped all the prizes, for various contests & giveaways.  Whew. 

The winner is Gill

Did I mention that this is Fun Friday and another giveaway? 

Special thanks to Gwen R., of Orlando, Florida for being the Postage Angel for this weeks's giveaway. Gwen kindly made a generous donation to help with postage.

The prize this week is a collection of 50 charm squares, cut with an AccuQuilt, creating an assortment of Spring fabrics.  While you may want to add other charms to this collection, I think the winner could use some of these fabrics to make a cute spring table topper or wallhanging.  And, it would look really cute with the Lil' Twister ruler too!


To enter to win this charm pack, simply leave a comment on this post to let me know you are interested in winning.  I'll randomly select a winner and announce next Friday.

Lastly, congratulations to the winner of last weeks' Fun Friday Giveaway, sponsored by Hoffman Fabrics.  "My Sister Made Me Do It" is the winner and she will receive a nice Sushi Bundle of fabrics.




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Janet said...

Lovely spring colours - I'd love to win the charms! Thanks for making sure that we know about all the fun going on out there in blogland.

Miss 376 said...

I'd love to be considered for the charm, many thanks for a wonderful giveawey

Editfolt said...

Lovely colors. i'd love to vin! Thank you!

Jennie P. said...

I love the spring colors! Thanks for the chance.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for keeping us up to date with all the activities - wonderful spring colors in your charm pack.

Teje said...

Thank you for a lovely give away! I would love to win those beautiful fabrics - I have missed long time purple and lila!
(nerospostatgmaildotcom)

Kathy said...

Of course I'm interested in winning!!! Thanks for the chance. Love the idea of using the Lil' Twister and making an Easter table runner with this.

Sunnybec said...

There is so much going on in Blog land just lately it's hard to keep up!! Blog Hops and Giveaways I love them all... Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

I´m not just interested in winning those lovely scraps, I would love it ☺
Thanks for telling about the Bloghop, I´m in ☺

Pippa Parsons said...

thanks for the chance to win, love the fabrics :)

2ne said...

A great give away - would love to win......
Have a great week.
Quilthug from 2ne

Lisa Marie said...

I am ready for spring fabrics. So cheerful! Thanks for the chance to win.

landscapelady said...

Been wanting try a snibbles quilt, the charm pack would be perfect

sao said...

What a great way to celebrate spring - with a springy charm pack! I hope that I win! :)

Happy St Patrick's Day Eve!

sao in Midlothian, VA

Dot said...

Spring fabrics sound wonderful. Would love to win them.
Happy St. Patricks Day weekend.

Lee said...

Very lovely Spring fabrics! thanks for the giveaway and thanks to the shipping angel too.

Missy Shay said...

I love those colors, they would go perfect with a panel I am wanting to quilt!
missysaprons@yahoo.com

Quilter Kathy said...

Would love to win the charm squares. I would make a twister quilt for sure...I'm addicted to those things!

LesQuilts said...

Ohhh, what a lovely prize for spring! The Twister idea is perfect!
Thanks for your weekly giveaways!
Take care, Leslie

MC said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I would make an Easter table runner with chocolate bunnies :)

Carrie P. said...

Yes, I am interested in winning. Who doesn't love fabric especially ones already cut. Thanks for a chance.
The blog hop sounds like fun.

Gramma Quilter said...

These squares would make amazing "granny square" blocks. I have been trying to get a chuck of time to get some made. This might be the motivation i need!

Anita in Florida said...

Who wouldn't be interested in winning those lovely pre cut squares...count me in and thanks!

Janet said...

Beautiful charms! Thanks for the opportunity!

EatRightIdaho said...
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strandkorbtraum said...

How interested am I in winning ... I'm sooooooo interested (now you have to picture me spreading out my arms)
Thanks for the chance!

marth225 said...

I would love some charm squares -

Marjorie said...

Those charms would have so much fun at my house, hanging out with the darker versions of those colors that I seem to be drawn to.

Tiffany said...

What pretty fabrics! How fun! :D I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance.

Diane said...

Love the colors in the charm squares. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mhairi said...

I can't imagine many people saying - not interested!!
I am very interested and I would love to turn these into a quilt to share with a little person who needs something special in their life.

Richard Healey said...

Spring is a great time of year. Thanks again for the giveaway chance.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
http:// my1pictureaday.blogspot.com/

Diane Wild said...

I definitely would like to win that charm square bundle. Thanks for the chance.

jmniffer said...

It would be great to win the spring charm bundle. The fabrics look lovely! Thanks for the chance.

M-R said...

Lovely charm pack! Thanks for the giveaway!

Gill said...

Count me in for your pretty charms please!

andsewon said...

Would love to be entered in this drawing! Have a sweet friend who loves purples and I could make her a Spring runner!!!
Thank you!
Lola

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am always in the market for fabric....I would love to be entered

zarina said...

I don't mind having a little bit of spring in the house. I have forgotten how it is since we are so many miles away from the four seasons.

Rosa Robichaud said...

Would LOVE to win this charm pack and would certainly pay the postage... should I win. *grin*

Also, I've just recently purchased a Lil' Twister and haven't had a chance to try it out. These gorgeous charms would certainly give me the kick in the pah-tushky, to try it out! LOL

Tks!

Rosa Robichaud
robich@rogers.com

nlcalendar said...

Would love to win those charms. Thanks, M

Jan said...

Spring is next week. Would love to win to celebrate!

Deb said...

Thank you so much! Beautiful colors.

Patti said...

Great bunch of Spring colours and I have a Lil' Twister ruler! Thanks for the idea and the opportunity to win.

Margaret said...

I am always interested in winning free fabric. I can still walk in my sewing room so I must not have enough fabric yet. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the Spring charm squares! Please include me in your drawing!

Colleen said...

Cute fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

Phyllis said...

I love the spring colors!

Mona Beck said...

Nice spring colors. I agree with you regarding Little Twister, that would make a great wall hanging. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Karen said...

Lovely springy colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda E in AZ said...

I'd love to have those lovely spring-color squares
thanks!

Kim said...

When I come to your blog I feel like I am reading the front page of quilty news....you have all the latest and greatest news! thanks for all you do I know this takes a tremendous amount of time.

I'd love a chance to win those delicious spring fabrics.

Happy sewing

B Greene said...

I would love to win the Springy Charms!! Delightful prize - thanks for sharing!!

Linda in Calif. said...

I would love to win the spring charms. There are so many uses for such pretty fabrics. Thanks for all the quilting news and the give-aways.

teachpany said...

Pretty Charms! Great post, too. Thanks again for all you do. I've noted the shows I need to watch on The Quilt Show!

Crickets Corner said...

Would love to win the spring colors charms.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely colours thank you for then chance to win

Kimberlee said...

Who doesn't want to win some charm squares?
~Kimberlee, spunkydiva at live.com

Sharon said...

I would love to win the beautiful charm squares!

Sallie said...

I love the spring colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Abbigail said...

Beautiful spring colors! I would love, love to win these charms!

Crystal said...

I'd also love to win these beautiful spring-colored charms.

Jeanne said...

I would love to win cause I would give them to my daughter-in-law who is a new quilter building her stash. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sharmond said...

The charm packs look so wonderful. I have been wanting to use the Lil' Twister ruler, as well. Thanks for all you do to inspire us to sew!

Emily H. said...

What gorgeous colors! They'd look wonderful in my sewing room as a lap quilt! Thank you for the opportunity!

Aunt Bonnie said...

I love charm packs! I am working on a Texas Braid right now made of mostly charm packs! Count me in.

Suze said...

I would love to win the spring charms...

Karen said...

Love the fabric -- and thanks for such an informative blog !

Karen

Sand and Sunshine said...

Oh what lovely charms, I'd be thrilled to enter your draw.

Kim said...

Wow there is a ton of stuff going on! I hope to get to check it all out.

THose spring charms would be perfect for a quilt I am working on, mentally, at this stage! LOL

ritainalaska said...

love the spring charms ... i have a pack of pastel solids; the two of them would make a pretty li'l twister baby blankie. thanx for the opportunity to win the charms.
rgoshorn@ak.net

Agnes B Bullock said...

I would love these charms- they will make a great quilt for my hubby for tv watching!

Diana Maldonado said...

I would love to make a little carseat quilt for my new granddaughter from these charms. the colors are perfect. thanks for the chance to win.

Teresa said...

I love lavender and would love to make a lap quilt for myself. Thanks!

Pauline said...

What a delicious selection! I could gain 5 pounds just looking at them. Would love to make something from this group!

Lisa Cox said...

Oh, I'm definitely interested in winning those. How cute.

Josie McRazie said...

I always love to wim! It's been a week or three! So it's my turn hehe!!

Sean said...

I would like to be entered in the drawing, my wife makes quilts for nursing homes

Rosa said...

Love those spring fabrics,very nice.Thanks.

harrispen said...

I would love to win those charms. Very pretty colors.

Cindy

Raelene said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thanks heaps for the chance to win.
Hugs

KOcanQuilt said...

Would love to win! I have some FQ's from a friend in these colors - I could add them together and make something special. Congrats to Ida on the win from last week.

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

Thank you so much for the sushi bundle! I am so excited and can't wait to actually have it in my hands! Thank you!

Diann said...

Those charm squares remind me of Easter egg colors. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Jennifer Gail said...

I'm intrested.

Anonymous said...

I would love to give the charm squares a new home....I have a perfect project for them.
Charlotte B.
charlottebetts@yahoo.com

Sewgirl said...

I have made some really "charming" quilts with fabrics like those...can always use somemore!!

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

a Thanks for the chance to win these pretty spring charms. They would look good paired with some solids in a disappearing 9 patch quilt. I am a follower. Thanks for all the information.

Jill said...

I would love these charms. Thanks for the chance!!

JaneB said...

Feeling like I need a Spring challenge. Maybe these great squares will do the trick. Thanks, as always, Sew Cal Gal (who taught me I was a "no reply" commenter) for the fun giveaway.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu quero essas maravilhas aqui em casa.Obrigado.

Clare said...

They are so gorgeous. Thanks for the chance.

Cindy said...

Great colors , thank you for the chance to win!

Happy quilting :)

Patty D from NC said...

I'd love to win the charm squares. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Judy said...

Spring colors - Yeah! Thanks for the chance to win.

Bev C said...

Winning the squares would make me very happy, I would pass them onto my Mum.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Shebandowan said...

I would love to win the precuts. I just purchased the Lil Twister and this would give me a quick chance to try it out. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Janet

Mare said...

Would love to win the precuts....love fabric!1

Cheryl said...

love the spring colors!

JoyceLM said...

Love the charm squares. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

really would love to win! Thank you for giving me the chance!
Gun, Sweden

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Those are perfect spring colors! And I don't have an AccuQuilt, so what a time saver to have them all cut up!

Sandra said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I do a lot of applique so these squares would really come in handy

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh how fun! Thanks for a chance!!

Mimi said...

Sweet giveaway!! Thanks for the chanced!

LM said...

I could really do with some solids, blenders, so you should pick me.... thnaks

Dannelle said...

Random generator, I sure would love these! Great sites to visit, thank you!

RSHudson said...

Thanks for chance to win! (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Fran said...

I have only been quilting for a year and have never used charm squares, so I would love to give them a try. Thanks for a great blog!

sewmeow said...

Thanks sew much for all the info and this great celebration for March Quilting Month.

I use charm squares all the time and love 'em....they're so versatile.

Anda W said...

I would love to win the pretty assortment of charm squares! awolk@rogers.com

karamino said...

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win)

JustPam said...

Pretty spring colored charms. I agree they'd make a lovely table topper.

Carla G said...

What great spring colored charms! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

i would love to win! thank you for the chance!!1

Anonymous said...

What pretty spring colors. I'm a Cal Gal also :) Thanks for the fun.

Stella
allets105 at verizon dot net

PJ said...

What pretty Spring colors, I'd love to have this Charm pack. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen said...

I'd love to win those gorgeous charm squares, as a beginning quilter I don't have much stash and they would be a welcome boost!
Best Wishes from England

annmarie said...

Thanks sooo much for all the quilting info you impart - and the great giveaways too. Happy St. Paddy's Day.

Sandra said...

A charm pack of 50 in spring fabrics would defintely make a beautiful wallhanging or even a quilt. Who wouldn't want to make something now for maybe Easter? It is now snowing and the Blog Shop Party is getting my full attention now. I am enjoying your blog so much. You are a great inspiration to all us quilters.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

LeAnne said...

Would love to win the charm squares. They remind me of the crocus that are popping up all over.

KAM said...
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KAM said...

I would love to be the winner of this collection of wonderful charm squares. I can just see them being sewn together to make a wonderful table runner for the Easter dinner table.

Kristin McNamara Freeman

Mom C said...

Love to have the charm squares. You packed a lot of info in that post. Whew! Thanks.

Abbigail said...

I'd love to win these pretty charms! great prize!

iluvmybugs said...

Would love these charm squares...what a great runner they'd make. Thanks for the chance!
~Terry~

Nan said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win those "Charm" Squares. Hopefully they will be my lucky charms.

Lesley said...

Love those charm squares! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win your charm squares!
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Those charms are lovely - so many springtime possibilities! I'd love to win them! VermontPines at aol dot com

Bonnie58 said...

Love the opportunity to win the charm squares. Here's hoping....

sandyb said...

Love the charm squares!!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!!

Leah said...

Lovely Spring fabrics.

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I always love to win fabric for my stash :) Thanks for the chance!

Sqkrchik said...

Pretty charm pack - more fabric! more fabric!

quilt 'n piece said...
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quilt 'n piece said...

Thank you for the chance to win these 50 spring charm squares. Holding thumbs....

hueisei said...

I loved to win! Thanks for the chance.

Jacklynn said...

I would love to win the charm squares! I have the lil' twister tool - it's a lot of fun. Thanks for the give away!

Susan said...

YES I am interested in winning your charm squares...thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy said...

Love the spring colors and I've been wanting to do a twister. I would love to win!
Thanks

Anonymous said...

really would love to win! Thank you for giving me the chance!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Mary C said...

Love the charm packs and love your blog too! Thank you!

Needled Mom said...

Great idea! Thanks for a chance to win.

Sheila said...

I would love to win these charms ,thanks so much for the chance.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Hey, aren't those just too sweet. I would love to win those charms to put with some I cut this past week that would play well with yours. A sweet quilt it would be indeed. Thanks and don't forget to stop by my place and enter to win my rather "off the grid" giveaway. We are having lots of fun with it. The Learning Curve http;//jeannegwin.blogspot.com

Rhonda D. said...

I would really love to win those charms. I have a lil' twister tool that is just
too fun to use! Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!


wigglypup2@yahoo.com

Abby said...

Me me me! I want to win. I love charms.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Darlene, love the charm squares. I love charms. They are so fun to work with. Thanks!

Kearstie Grenier said...

I'm ready for spring and I'd love to win those spring charm squares!

Janet said...

I am new to blogging and am going to follow yours now. I am excited about following and I am totally interested in winning. I have a new book that is all charm quilts. Would be a great win!!

Charlene S said...

Beautiful charms and I am very interested in winning.

Jodi said...

We have been having rain all week so spring is on it's way for sure here. hehe. I'd love some spring fabric to welcome in the season.

Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Mom C said...

Fun fabrics. I can think of many ways to put them to use. Thanks.

Karen Linton said...

Gorgeous charm pack! I'd love to win!

Leah said...

Thanks for sharing! I'd love to win.

~Kelie~ said...

So many ideas for those great fabrics!! I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!

Jody said...

A girl can't have too many charms!! Thanks for the giveaway.

thegoose said...

I'd be happy to win these charms. Lovely spring colors. :)

Njeri said...

Throw my name in the hat please.

Martha said...

I love charms...I love to make twister quilts with them. Thanks for the chance to win.

beaquilter said...

Who wouldn't want a cute charm pack.... :-) I've been a follower for a while

Deb said...

I'd love the charm squares! Pls enter me.

Kathy H said...

I would love to win those charms. All those purples are great.

Elizabeth said...

I would love to win the spring colored charm squares. Also thank you for the free-motion quilting challenge each month.

Quilting "b" said...

I would love to win these charms. Thank you for the chance to be part of your giveaway

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this chance. hugs

Brenda said...

Wow, I would love to win the charm squares they are such pretty colors. YUMMY!

Shirley said...

Yes, I definitely would love to win those gorgeous charms! I have been following you for quite some time and truly enjoy your talents!

Thanks so much for making the Shop Hop so enjoyable:)

Bonnie58 said...

I would love to win the charm pack. Thanks for the opportunity

Nancy R. said...

I'd love to win the charms.

Michelle Olsen said...

I would love to win the charms! The colors are so pretty, especially all the lavender florals. Thank you for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

Would love to add those charms to my collection, Darlene! Thanks.

Mystica said...

I would love to win those charms. All the hard work done already. Thank you for sharing.

Cherilyn said...

I would love to win the beautiful charms!! Thanks for the chance!

Andi said...

Thanks for the giveaway. You can make lots of great things with charms.

sandy said...

Well I'm sure thinkin' spring with those colours. Thanks for the chance to win, I am a new quilter. Thanks

Dresden Quilter said...

I am definitely interested in winning. I have been using some of those colours with my Lil Twister to make some pot holders. Thanks for the giveaway.

Binks said...

I love that Spring brings hues of purple fabric!

Melinda said...

It would be fun to play with the charms and a twister ruler.

mindless said...

I love your fun fridays and your blog. And now you've got me thinkin spring.
Pick me! Pick me! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
mind.less@comcast.net

Jsoosay said...

They look like great charms and I do love my twister ruler.

Texas JennyWren said...

I HOPE I win the charms giveaway. I need some more to finish my quilt I am working on. tx jenny wren at g mail dot com

Rhonda said...

Love to win the charm pack and I do enjoy reading your blog.

Prairie Stitcher said...

Hi - I'm a new follower. I love the colors in your giveaway pack....they are what I look for when I quilt. Thanks for letting us visit.

Jacqueline said...

I would love to win the charms.. looks like pastel candy.

jleibfried@aol.com

Jacqueline said...

Oh and I am a new follower. I will be back .

thanks again at the chance to win the charms.

Maria Kievit said...

Nice charms. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa C in GA. said...

Very pretty spring collection...thanks for the giveaway :)

Rachelle said...

Love the Iris fabric I can see in that charm pile; the rest are gorgeous too.

Peggy said...

I need a new table runner. Thanks for the giveaway.

angchappell said...

great giveaway thank you angchappell@yahoo.com

Robin said...

Thank you for the chance to add to my stash with the charms. I just found you on someone else's blog and started your free motion challenge - didn't register though as this will be the first time and didn't think I could commit. Thanks again.

jh22 said...

I'm a new follower and would love to win!

KrisD said...

Of course I would love to win your precuts -- who wouldn't??!! I am loving this blog hop. I've visited so many neat blogs and will need to take time to visit them more once I make my way through the alphabet!!!

tubakk said...

I've started a new mini hexagon project, and these colours would be perfect for this. Thanks for the give-away!

Cassandra said...

Pretty fabrics! Very spring-y. :) Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

MoeWest said...

I would love to have these spring themed charms. Thanks for the giveaway.

Christine L said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! Those Charms are adorable!

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