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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2014 Highlights on Gail Pan Designs and a Giveaway

Gail Pan (Gail Pan Designs) is a talented quilter, designer, teacher and author who lives in the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia (at the foot of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges).  I'm excited today to share insights with you on one of Gail's books released in 2014 "Simply Christmas 2014", but first I want to mention some other very exciting things that Gail has done this year:

Gail Pan Designs logo

Gail created a new BOM program called "'A Merry Christmas BOM", which is a six month BOM program for retail stores.  You can find a list of shops that have hosted this BOM program on Gail's blog but also feel free to share her flyer for this BOM with your favorite quilt shop, to let them know you'd like them to host such a BOM program.  

Gail published her first book with Martingale, Patchwork Loves Embroidery: Hand Stitches, Pretty Projects




She designed a sweet line of fabric  for Red Rooster Fabrics called "Baskets in Bloom", and designed a free downloadable pattern for this collection.  This fabric line was released in September 2014.


Gail Pan will also be at Quilt Market/Houston.  For those attending, be sure to pop by Gail's booth #2117 to see all of her new books and patterns and meet her in person.

Lastly, her fun book called "Simply Christmas 2014" was released earlier this year.  It has 8 beautiful projects to make for your home or as a gift!


Projects  all come with excellent instructions and visuals.  The designs include several small wall hangings, a cushion, a table doily, pincushion, and table mat.  Of course the stitchery designs that are provided could also be used to make an endless possibilities of projects, including pillows or full size quilts.

You should be able to find this book in your favorite quilt store, but if not don't forget to let them know you'd like them to carry it.  They can place wholesale orders for this book directly thru Gail Pan Designs.



And, don't forget you can find Gail Pan Designs at:


Did I mention a Giveaway?

Gail Pan has kindle sent a couple of copies of this book to sponsor a giveaway for followers of this blog.  SewCalGal will gladly ship to lucky winners anywhere in the world.  Winners will be randomly selected using the rafflecopter form below and announced here on Sunday, October 26th.  An email will also be sent to the lucky winners to notify them and they'll have 3 days to claim their prize, before another name is randomly selected.

For those participating in any of the monthly Make It A Handmade Christmas Challenge, you can also claim an extra entry for EACH month that you have participated this year.  Don't forget a new linky part for this challenge will be released tomorrow and is open for entries between the 15th and 25th of the month.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Update:  Usually Rafflecopter widget will show the winners, but I haven't figured out why this time it isn't.  But I did use the rafflecopter random number tool to pick two lucky winners and I have sent them an email to notify them:
Julie Hall F.
Pauline P.

I hope you are having fun making handmade items to decorate your home for the holidays and/or to use as gifts.  We have less than ten weeks till Christmas, which is still plenty of time to make handmade gifts, although those that started earlier this year are way ahead at being ready.


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86 comments:

Lesley said...

I love Gail Pan designs but haven't been able to find her book at my LQS. Would love to be the winner! Thanks for the chance!

Rilene said...

I just love that Merry Christmas BOM !

Rilene said...

I just love that Merry Christmas BOM !

Rilene said...

I love that Merry Christmas BOM !

Christine M said...

Gail's designs are just gorgeous. I follow you on my bloglist.

Kearstie Grenier said...

Love the mixture of embroidery and quilting. The BOM looks great! Could definitely use this book.

Kim said...

Gas designs are beautiful. I follow your blog using GFC and on FB.

Kathryn said...

I follow you via Bloglovin.

Lisa said...

Beautiful. I follow you through Bloglovin!

Kristen King said...

Oh pick me...I've been trying to find this book (Christmas 2014) and haven't been able to!)

barbara woods said...

i get you by email on my kindle and on bloglovin on my computer

beaquilter said...

Looks like a neat book. I entered at least one christmas hand made item, I think it was in june, but can't remember for sure......it was a bag for my mom. Of course I FOLLOW you ;)

Sooli said...

Thanks for introducing me to another designer, the bonus is she's an Aussie like me!

Dixie said...

Lovely quilts, great designs! mumbird3atgmail.com

Donna said...

I adore Gail's designs. And, I would love Gail's book.

Kathy Davis said...

I follow Sew Cal Gal on Bloglovin.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Crickets Corner said...

I follow on Bloglovin. Love the

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Gail is not only an amazing designer, but an amazing lady too. I was so happy I got to meet her in person at market.

Kris Bolick said...

I follow Sew Cal Gal on blogloving.

Kris Bolick said...

I follow Sew Cal Gal on blogloving.

Vicki H said...

I have been following via email.

teachpany said...

I follow you, and some of the other blogs I really like, via email. Thanks for the chance. I love Gail's work. It's just so sweet!

scottylover said...

I use bloglovin' for all my blog posts now. It is the easiest for me to navigate.

Sandy A

Michele T said...

Love Gail Pan''s whimsical designs!! I follow Sew Cal Gal via Bloglovin'!!!

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love Gail Pan...I also follow her on facebook. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA> I follow you on Bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Jody Herbert said...

I love Gail Pan's designs!

Joan said...

I follow you via Bloglovin. Gail's designs are lovely.

Joan said...

I follow you via Bloglovin. Gail's designs are lovely.

5acre Designs said...

Love Gail's designs and would love to win the book. I have her first one and have made a quilt from it.

nicolesender said...

bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender

Anita said...

Beautiful design, Gail's the best!
I follow via GFC.

Janie said...

I follow SewCalGal via e-mail. Thanks for the chance.

Jodi said...

I am following on Bloglovin now days.

Kathy MacKie said...

Really enjoy the designs of Gail Pan, thanks for the chance to win.

GranChris said...

I follow on BL.

Judy1522 said...

I am using Bloglovin to follow your blog.

Judy1522 said...

I am using Bloglovin to follow your blog.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have done a few Gail Pan designs - lovely pieces and a sweet give away.

Lee said...

I do my following now on BL! thank you!

Brenda said...

I really love Gail's Christmas quilt. Sp homey, full of details, and warm, and loving.

Béa said...

I follow via GFConnect.

ozone3 said...

I follow via email.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Josie McRazie said...

BEAUTIFUL!! thanks for sharing!!

Diann said...

I follow via email.
diannc(at)aol(dot)com

Shebandowan said...

I would love to win Gail Pan's book. Her designs are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Janet

Sarah said...

My favorite ways of following blogs are bloglovin and pinterest. It keeps things organized for me. I follow you with bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

Pauline G said...

Follow you on Bloglovin. Looks like a great book for those Xmas stitcheries.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Looks like a fun book. I follow on bloglovin. thanks

john hutchens said...

I follow via bloglovin

Donna W said...

I know I need to get more up to date in how I follow blogs, but for now I follow via email.

Abbigail said...

I use either blog lovin' or email newsletter to keep up with the bloggers.

Gill said...

I follow most blogs via GFC and a few with email

Alesha Klein said...

just love that Merry Christmas BOM, thank you for the chance to win a copy.
akk_nana@yahoo.com

delaineelliott said...

I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Mary said...

I receive your blog posts via email. That's the best way to make sure I don't miss anything.
Thanks for a chance to win Gail's beautiful book.

Kathy H said...

I follow through google friends.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I believe I am a GFC follower - I love GFC.

tpott said...

I've just recently started to embroider and LOVE Gail's designs. This book is on my wish list. ;->

Arianna M. said...

So gorgeous. I'd love a Christmas themed book!

Candy Jean said...

Am crazy about your designs, Gail. Would love to have this Christmas BOM!!

SIMPLESEW said...

by email

Susan said...

I follow via email.

Tammy said...

I follow via Bloglovin. I sew sew sew want to own this book.....It if full of great projects/ designs.

Heidi said...

I follow by email, and I think Bloglovin as well!

lauraluvsloons said...

I too love Gail Pan designs. I enjoyed making a reindeer design last fall.

lauraluvsloons said...

I forgot to mention I follow via bloglovin.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I don't have a LQS here that carries her books. :( Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win. blessings, marlene

Laura West said...

Beautiful designs!
I follow with GFC.

SewHappy.Me said...

I haven't seen Gail Pan's designs before. I do love redwork that is combined with patchwork and lately my own pattern designs have trended towards this style. I think this type of patchwork/redwork always works well with Christmas designs too. This book looks great!

Patty D from NC said...

Looks like a wonderful book. Thanks.

Patty D from NC said...

I follow on Feedly.

sallyflymi said...

I follow on email. This book looks really great. Would love to win it.

pippirose said...

I follow via GFC, Bloglovin, email and newsletter.

Cloud 9 said...

I like to follow on Bloglovin.

Terry said...

Oh I love everything Gail designs! Thanks for the chance to win her book! :0)

Terry said...

Sorry...I forgot to say I follow you on Feedly. :0)

Jeanne Gwin said...

I follow via bloglovin Thanks

Jeanne Gwin said...

I follow via bloglovin Thanks

Jeanne Gwin said...

I follow on Bloglovin

Rosa said...

Great design and love the mix embroidery and quilting!

OhioLori said...

I follow thru Bloglovin & Email both. Thanks for coool Give-a-way! This book look s fun... and grrrreat for Christmas gifts! :)

Jacqueline Bahí said...

Gracias por este sorteo

Pauline Perry said...

I follow on Facebook, Bloglovin' Pinterest, and Twitter as well as email newsletters.
I love Gail Pan designs so pretty.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Jeneta said...

For all blogs I mostly use Bloglovin'. Following via email would be great, but my inbox would get too full awfully quick!

Louise said...

I guess I'm old fashioned, but I don't use feeds at all. I bookmark blogs I like and check them periodically. I prefer to go looking, rather than I have something "pushed" to me.

sherry said...

on bloglovin