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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sponsored Giveaway by Angie's Bits & Pieces

I am honored to announce that Angie Padilla is sponsoring a giveaway to celebrate a new shopping site for her lovely patterns.  For those that may not be familiar with Angie, I want to share a few insights with you before I talk about her new site, or this giveaway.

Angie Padilla is a very talented quilt designer and author, born in the USA and now living in  Quito, Ecuador.  Her talents include excellent drawing skills, and she has shared all of her talents with quilters around the world, through her book "EQ6 Applique Drawing".  This is an excellent companion book for any EQ6 or EQ7 user that would like to build their skills on creating Applique' designs.  I truly love this book.  And, I also want to share that The Electric Quilt Company currently has this book on sale for 50% off, while supply lasts. 
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Angie also used her talents and worked with The Electric Quilt Company to create the "My Dream House Software", which is a delightful add-on software package that is compatible with EQ5, EQ6 and EQ7.  I have seen several award winning quilts, all unique, created by using this software.
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Here is a picture of Angie's quilt that inspired the "My Dream House" project. You can view Angie's quilt entered in the Blogger's Quilt Festival for more details on this amazing quilt.  It is a great example of what you can create with this software.


I am a new user of My Dream House, but love it.  It is very easy to use and one which I'm looking forward to using to create applique' quilt designs, wallhangings, pillows, tote bags, greeting cards and, of course, images for blogging. Yeap, maybe some help wanted signs?


Yes, this software is packed with a variety of imaginative furnishings for your home and ways to have fun and create entertaining designs. 

The CD contains:
  • 15 dolls
  • 32 quilts
  • 127 blocks
  • 282 motifs
  • EQ5 and EQ6 projects
  • My Dream House Block Library
  • BONUS Children's Doll House project on PDF.
There are even seasonal decorations.  You'll even find blank houses that you can decorate quickly.  Possibilities of what you can create with My Dream House and your Electric Quilt software is amazing.  To clarify, this is not a standalone software package - you need EQ5, EQ6 or EQ7 to have fun creating with My Dream House.

Angie's Bits & Pieces is an online pattern club that quilters can subscribe to on a yearly basis.  The annual membership fee is extremely reasonable and you have access to an amazing collection of spectacular designs.
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Angie's Pattern Shop is her new site that allows quilters to purchase patterns without having to be a member of Angie's Bit's & Pieces Pattern Club.   While new, it is full of some delightful designs. I quickly fell in love with several cute designs.
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To celebrate Angie's new Pattern Shop, Angie has offered three (3) copies of her "My Design House Software", for three different winners of this giveaway.  And, Angie is also willing to ship these to any winner in any place in the world.  But winners should have, or be planning to purchase EQ5, EQ6 or EQ7 to be able to use this software.

To enter to win a copy of My Dream House software all you need to do is leave a comment on this post.  But if you want extra entries, here are some "optional" ways you can get extra entries, if you wish:

1) Visit Angie's new Quilt Pattern Shop and check out her check out her designs.  Leave a comment on this post to let me know your favorite pattern and/or what you like about her new online pattern shop.

2)  Visit Angie's Bits & Pieces, to check out her online pattern club.  Leave a comment on this post to let me know what you like about this pattern club.

3) Be a follower of Angie's blog thru Google Friends Connect and leave a comment on this post accordingly.

4) Follow Angie on Twitter and tweet:
Congratulations @angie_padilla for your new online pattern shop.  http://shop.ajpadilla.com/

5) Follow Angie on Facebook and leave a comment on her page:
Congratulations for your new online pattern shop. http://shop.ajpadilla.com/

6) Be a follower of SewCalGal and get an extra entry.

7) If you are on the "Quilters with Tools" list and have EQ, you can leave another comment for an extra entry.

Deadline for this giveaway:  Wed., May 25th midnight PST
SewCalGal will randomly select the winners and announce on the 26th of May.

PLEASE READ, BEFORE YOU LEAVE A COMMENTSadly, there are many that are leaving comments that can not be contacted if they win.  This may be because they use the anonymous option and do not include an email, they have a Google Account with no-reply (default) settings, etc.  As such, I recommend
1) Please check the page on my blog labeled "giveaways", where midway down the page you'll see screen shots & tips for how you can check your google account settings, otherwise, and/or
2) If in doubt,  include your email address within your comment.




141 comments:

Unknown said...

Lovely giveaway
My favorite pattern is 'Life is a Hoot'!
Gina
http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

Unknown said...

The pattern club is for members which is 'exclusive' and the detailed explanations are very good. step by step
Gina

Unknown said...

I follow Angie's blog through Google Friends Connect
Gina

Unknown said...

I am sharing Angie's Bits 'n Pieces on FB
Gina

Unknown said...

I am a happy follower of SewCalGal
Gina

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

Lee said...

This would be fun to have! thanks!

Lee said...

I love her Apples, and More Apples wall hanging patterns!

Lisa Marie said...

This software sounds like a great tool. I know I could do more with my EQ6 program and this would be a great incentive.

Lee said...

I follow Angies blog now!

Lee said...

And I am a follower of your wonderful blog! thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

Lisa Marie said...

I like The Frog Prince and Life's a Hoot in Angie's pattern store. So cute!

Carolyn said...

I have EQ6. I would like to try this out.
Thanks I am a follower.
Carolyn

Barb said...

She sounds like a very talented lady and so glad you introduced us to her.

Unknown said...

Hi there!
What excites me is the doll patterns on the CD...would love to see them...lol. Okay, this sounds like a gotta have CD. Angie's patterns are so very cute!!!

Unknown said...

I'm back to say Angie's shop has some of the cutest patterns and boy there are quite a number of them that I really liked. What really tickled my fancy is the wallhanging....Give a Hoot...or something like that....I want that! Owls are a favorite!!! great site!

hugz

Unknown said...

Hopped over to Angie's Bits and Pieces! thought some of the patterns looked familar...been here many times. I love all her BOMs and love the way she encourages quilters to display their finished or in progress works.

hugz

Unknown said...

It is easy to follow Angie...great site and BOMs!!! so FOLLOW I am...lol!

hugz

Unknown said...

Darlene....
I do follow you...lol!!! Love it here!

hugz and have a great day!!!

Nancy said...

I would love to win this one.

Nancy said...

I am a follower of SewCal

Nancy said...

Hopped over to the pattern site and I think the Frog Prince is really cute. I have participated in Angie's BOM's before.

Nancy said...

I follow Angie's blog now.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Thank you for the introduction to Angie and her beautiful designs. They are truly amazing.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I visited Angie's Quilt Pattern Shop and really like the pattern called Simple Thymes.

Nancy said...

I left a comment on Angie's Facebook page.

Nancy said...

I don't Twitter but would follow Angie if I did.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I visited Angie's bits and pieces - what's not to love. I'm seriously thinking about subscribing!

Jocelyn said...

This sounds way cool! I do have EQ6, and need to get busy learning the program.

Linda said...

Sounds like something I could use. Thanks for the chance!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I almost forgot to say I am a follower of your wonderful blog!

Nancy said...

I checked out the pattern club...Lots of good information and free patterns there.

Nancy said...

I am on the "Quilters with Tools" list and have EQ.

michele said...

I like her "at the beach" pattern the best.

michele said...

I am a follower of SewCalGal!

michele said...

I am a follower on Angie's blog.

michele said...

I have just signed on with the "quilter's with tools" and have EQ

michele said...

My comment for this post - whew that's a lot of "extra" entries - sure hope I win!

michele said...

I visited Angie's site to look at her pattern club - there are a lot of great blocks for $30!

Jeanne said...

I am a follower of SewCalGal.

Jeanne said...

Visited Bits & Pieces and liked the BOM.

Jeanne said...

Visted Quilt Pattern Shop & like The Dressmaker
pattern.

Joan J said...

I rec'd EQ7 for Christmas and am just now feeling comfortable with it, so it's time to move on to a new piece of software for it!

joanoh at cinci dot rr dot com

Bonni said...

I am delighted to follow her on facebook and will also sign up for the blog notifications. Her April Showers will become an ageless wonder which I am sure most people will go back to time and time again.

Jean said...

I love the Teatime Treasures pattern….sooo cute! thanks for the chance to win.

Bridget said...

I am thankful that you introduced this designer. I am new to EQ and am enjoying all the new options that have opened up for me.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog.

Jean said...

I am a follower.

NancyB85374 said...

What a great give-a-way! I would love to win this to go with my recent purchase of EQ7.

Susan said...

Great give-away. Love EQ 6 & 7.

SubeeSews said...

I love EQ7. It seems so much easier to play with than the earlier versions. I have them all!
I would love to win this ...waving my hands here in rainy Indiana!
Subee

Vicky P said...

I love her Folk Art Christmas Sampler. That is a project I would like to do someday.

Vicky P said...

The online shop has tutorials and you can also download some free patterns to try out. Great concept.

Vicky P said...

I follow your blog.

Vicky P said...

I am becoming a new follower to Angie's blog.

Kathy Alden said...

I follow your blog and would love to win!!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

I am interested in using my EQ5 to develope my skills at doing applique.

Deb said...

Great giveaway!

Deb said...

Follower!

Deb said...

Member of quilters with tools - EQ7 -

Deb said...

I like her old world dolls pattern

Deb said...

I like the quick projects section on the club.

Claudia said...

Great giveaway, I would love to win.

Claudia said...

I am a member of Angie's bits 'n pieces. So I have alomost all pattern of shop. i like life's a hoot.

Claudia said...

I am a member of Angie's bits 'n pieces.
Lots of good information and free patterns there.

Claudia said...

I am follow Angie's Bits 'n Pieces on FB

Claudia said...

I am a follower of SewCalGal!

LisaT said...

I am an EQer albeit a new one, pick me, pick ME!!!! thank you :)

Margarita said...

I love angies site, it is the first one in my bookmarks. I love all the animal friends. I am a foller of Angies site and also a member, also follower in SewCalGal

LisaT said...

Enjoyed the shop tour. I love the Feliz Navidog pattern - too cute! There were actually many patterns I liked and enjoyed. Talent! One comment about the workings of the site... when I clicked on the image to enlarge it didnt really enlarge so that was a bit of a hinderance for me as a shopper. I may have been my machine, I dont know. Regardless, the patterns are very nice - impressive!

LisaT said...

Following Angies blog, thanks!

LisaT said...

I am a follower of SewCalGal too!

Donna Joy said...

I am a follower

JanyceR said...

The book and the software both look wonderful! I love applique and they look like great tools/companions to have with my EQ7

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

How wonderful. Angie's site is fabulous. I've done a few BOM they offered. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Sewbig said...

What a nice giveaway! I could have fun with this prize.

Sewbig said...

Love the "Country Flowers" pattern.

Sewbig said...

Angie's pattern club offers a great variety of patterns and they are availble instantly with downloads.

NancyB85374 said...

Angie's pattern Life's a Hoot is my favorite. I love anything owls.

NancyB85374 said...

I am a follower of SewCalGal. Great blog.

NancyB85374 said...

I also follow Angie's blog.

DebbieCA said...

Angie's pattern Tea Time Treasures is my favorite. My daughters wedding theme was a tea party. I also use eq7 Debbie

allstontowers said...

This looks fantastic. Well worth having. Love the web site too!

Calico_Chris said...

I'd love to have this software package, I seem a bit lost in EQ6 and would love something that gave me some help.
Love Angies new site, I think the "Lifes a Hoot" pattern is going to look great in my grandsons "woodland theme" nursery. Pick me : )
Pretty Please!

Sharon Decker said...

How much fun that CD would be!!! A doll house for a older (67) girl!!!

Sheri in Iowa said...

Great give away. I have followed Angie's newsletter for years and also have her EQ drawing book. This software would make a great addition to my EQ family. :)

Shirley said...

Hello,
Just came across your blog. Wonderful site. Look forward to reading on a regular basis.

mags said...

I would love to win the CD. I would really like to create a dollhouse.

IPD said...

I love Angies patterns. I am a member of her site for some years now. My preferred pattern is "Life is a hoot". I would love to have this software to add to my EQ7 family.

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Juanita said...

I have EQ6 and have had my eye on Angie's Dream House for quite a while now. :)

emeggs said...

I love Angies patterns,too. Would like to win, I'm a subsciber since one month. Erika from Austria

Juanita said...

I like pretty much all of Angie's designs. I think one of my favorites from her Quilt Pattern Shop is Country Cups.

Juanita said...

What I like about Angie's Bits and Pieces is the huge selection of patterns and great variety.

Juanita said...

I am following Angie on FB and left a comment.

Kathy in GA said...

I belong to Angie's Club, and love that I get notices of monthly blocks so that I don't miss any!

Kathy in GA said...

I'm starting to follow Angie on Facebook now, and left a comment

Kathy in GA said...

I love that Angie has started a pattern shop, I will be able to go and purchase patterns that I may have missed before I joined her club.

Kathy in GA said...

I've wanted to get Angie's Dream House CD - I'd love to make a dollhouse quilt to hang above the dollhouse that my father made for me, with some help from my mother to finish it before he passed away. How cool would it be to win the CD!

Nancy said...

This software is so cool - I so would love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

I have been a subscriber of Angie's for years and just love her patterns,

Anonymous said...

I just became a subscriber to Angies and lovet the patternes,
dmf1045@comcast.net

Pam in Texas said...

I don't know how many places I will be able to leave a comment, but I sure would like to have that CD. I have been thinking about buying it, but I haven't downloaded my EQ7 and I haven't finished the first book I bought from Angie's applique EQ.

Anonymous said...

Just visited Angie's website at Bits and Pieces and love how friendly it feels. I thought her idea for making your own yo-yo makers was brilliant!

Pam in England (Who actually used to be a Pam in Texas like the post above - what a coincidence!)

sew1096 said...

I have been a member on Angie's site for nearly two years now and I love her designs. She is go generous to give us so many of her designs free and now she offers us a free CD. What a gal!

Shari

sew1096 said...

I just checked out her new shop and I see she has my faborite pattern up. Life's a Hoot. I love owls and hers are so cute. I actually have faric ready to make it, if I can just get a few more hours in the day!

Shari

Wendy said...

I've been a fan of Angie's site for quite a while. I love her BOM patterns but am seriously considering joining as a paid member because it includes sooooo many wonderful patterns. She's very talented and generous in sharing her talents with others. She also makes EQ more fun (if that's possible).
I'd love to win her book!

Wendy said...

Checked out her new Pattern Shop. Very nice additions! You must ck out Feliz Navidog! It's adorable. :)

Carla said...

I have just paid voor the second year en I enjoy
every time I look to her site.My favourites are
the appliques but I also like the other ideas.
I have EQ6 and I like to try the great give-away.
Carla from The Netherlands

SUPERQUILTER said...

I have had EQ since EQ4 and have updated every time. Now I have EQ7. I have never really into it, until now. I took Ellen Kranz's class at the Paducah Quilt Show and bought her book. When I came home I ordered EQ6 "Pieced Drawing". I am loving it and learning new things. I am interested in the giveaway to further my knowledge in EQ.

Nan said...

I would love to have this for my EQ5. Thank you.

Nancy said...

I like her "Love me, love my purses" pattern!

Nancy said...

I'm following Angie's blog through GFC

Nancy said...

Following Angie on Twitter and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/goonyburd/status/71968855177691136

Nancy said...

Following Angie on FB and posted!
http://www.facebook.com/goonybird

Nancy said...

I already follow you!

Marge P said...

I have been a member of Angie's Bits and Pieces for a year and a half. Each email link to a pattern goes into a special folder so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle of a too large email inbox. I have EQ7 and love it and would love to win this CD.

apple blossom said...

love to enter this giveaway thanks

apple blossom said...

follower Sew Cal Gal

apple blossom said...

follow Angie

apple blossom said...

Lot of cute patterns. Love the red hat stuff. my mom would go crazy.

apple blossom said...

found a spool ornament how cool and easy to make

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you both!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I am a happy SewCalGal follower. :-)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I checked out Angie's patterns and there are way too many cute ones to choose one! :-o The Christmas one really caught my eye though... and the Hoot... and.. ;-) lol Thanks for the fun!

Kris Jacobson said...

Great applique patterns with lots of detail. Just wish I didn't have to click three times to really see a pattern.
May have to get the Red hat Ladies pattern. I can think of lots of times I wanted a shoe or hat design.

Kris Jacobson said...

I like the EQ tutorial you have. The one on trims was especially interesting

Michell said...

I fabulous giveaway

Michell said...

I follow you sewcalgal

Anne said...

I would love to have "My Dream House" software. I received the EQ7 software in February and have enjoyed playing around with it.

Anne said...

Enjoyed browsing through Angie's quilt patterns. "Sweet Country Sampler" is one I'd love to try!

Anne said...

Following Angie on Twitter and tweeted the message!
@AnneCarpenter

Anne said...

Became a follower of Angie's blog thru Google Friends Connect and signed up for her newsletter, too.

Anne said...

Already a follower of SewCalGal!

Anonymous said...

Oh this would be so wonderful to have thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie said...

I have EQ7 and certainly wouldn't mind having this as an add-on! Thanks for counting me in, Darlene.

Debbie said...

Some of the wallhangings on the pattern site are really cute. At the Beach is funny!

Debbie said...

I am following Angie's blog on Google Connect.

Debbie said...

I am following your blog.

Trish said...

my sister does beautiful applique and I would like to learn more.

Unknown said...

I like its a hoot. thanks!