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Friday, February 6, 2015

More Fun Stuff, Giveaways and a Favor

Today I have several fun insights I want to share, including giveaways, as well as a favor to ask of you:

For those of you who have SewCalGal listed on your blog, I'm hopeful you'll kindly update to show my new blog - QuiltShopGal  which can be found at www.quiltshopgal.com

For those of you who have followed SewCalGal via email, I can't automatically move you to QuiltShopGal.  But you can add your email address here to sign up to receive email updates when there are new posts on QuiltShopGal:

Click Here to Subscribe to QuiltShopGal by Email, by way of Feedburner

2015 Free Motion Quilting Challenge:

Leah Day is the free-motion quilting expert that is being showcased in the February monthly challenge, one of 12 challenges in the 2015 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge.  One of the options is perfect for those that have purchased Leah's Dancing Butterfly Pattern (aka Leah's 2015 Virtual FMQ Workshop), where you can make a pillow using designs taught in Leah's workshop to use as a companion for your Butterfly Quilt, or for gifts.  Leah has also offered this pattern (aka workshop) for 50% off this month and the original price is a deal, so this special is a steal.  There are ~49 videos that will be made available only to participants that you can watch and learn at your leisure, as well as watch as often as you wish.

The January challenge had new and experienced quilters enter and everyone did a fantastic job.  These monthly challenges have a variety of options to enter and you can do one or all, and have fun while you learn/improve your FMQ skills.   To find the current links for events during this challenge you can view them on the page page for this event by CLICKing on tabs underneath the above header image EVENTS > FREE MOTION QUILTING > 2015 FMQ Challenge or click this link: http://quiltshopgal.com/2015-free-motion-quilting-challenge/

#Creative Goodness Weekly Linky Parties

I've been having great fun and getting inspired by what everyone has been sharing in the weekly linky parties. Just shipped out five "surprise prizes" to randomly selected participants and another batch of prizes will be given out in February too!  Open to bloggers and non-bloggers who simply want to share any form of creativity.  Here is a link to the current linky party: http://quiltshopgal.com/creativegoodness-weekly-linky-party-february-6th/


Aurifil is sponsoring a giveaway for a new thread kit collection, which is also a fundraiser for PetFinder.com. To find out more info on this fundraiser, as well as how to enter the giveaway CLICK HERE.   To learn about other giveaways hosted by QuiltShopGal, as well as other giveaways, CLICK on the following tabs underneath the above header image  EVENTS > GIVEAWAYS or click this link http://quiltshopgal.com/giveaways-and-contests/

Call for Summer Camp 2015
QuiltShopGal will be hosting 12 weeks of creative summer camps starting in June.  This will be a sponsored event with creative prizes for kids of all ages.  I will be kicking it off with a blog hop and looking for those interested in participating, as well as those that may want to be a guest blogger and share a tutorial or inspirational creative project.  Email me at Darlene at quilt shop gal dot com for more info (to be shared in March with all interested parties).
Did I Mention I have a Favor to ask?

I'm hoping that those that have been following me at SewCalGal will follow me at QuiltShopGal.  I miss you!

I do hope you will follow me at:

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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Will your new blog also have GFC? That's how I receive your updates from SewCalGal.

QuiltShopGal said...

I'm not finding anything to allow the GFC widget be added to a wordpress blog. But those that do use GFC can go to https://www.blogger.com/home?pli=1 and on the left hand column there is an ADD button where you can click ADD and type in www.quiltshopgal.com to add my new blog to your reader list.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm following on both blogs. I already signed up for the Aurifil giveaway (tho not with Facebook or twitter, since I don't do those).