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Friday, March 15, 2013

International Quilt Day Celebrations This Weekend

Time to start having fun celebrating International Quilt Day, which officially starts tomorrow.  SewCalGal just wants to make this a weekend of celebrating.

How about some Freebies?

Martingale has some great ebook on various quilting techniques.  And, they are all free!

Fons & Porter has a Log Cabin ebook that is free!  And, it has a great section that shares insights on Trapunto too!

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The Quilt Show (TQS) has over 140 of their shows for free viewing this weekend and it starts today and goes thru Sunday, March 17th.  What are you doing?  You could be watching a free TQS episode right now!  Here are some that you may want to check out this weekend:

Episode 109 – Piping Hot Curves! (Susan Cleveland)

Episode 111 – The Purrfect Quilt (Ann Fahl)

Episode 112 – Threadplay and Sheer Ribbon Illusions (Libby Lehman)

Episode 202 – Antique Linens and Textile Revival (Cindy Needham)

Episode 205 – Digi BobbE - An Embroiderer's Dream (Bonnie McCaffery)

Episode 402 – Quilting to Perfection (Sue Nickels)

Episode 407 – Precision... and Pizzazz (Elsie Campbell)

Episode 412 – Machine Ribbon Embroidery (Susan Schrempf)

Episode 509 – Machine Quilting Magic (Joanie Zeier Poole)

Episode 511 – Mini Delights (Terrie Sandelin)

Episode 606 – Showstopping Trapunto (Philippa Naylor)

Episode 609 – Freeform feathers and Happy endings (Bonnie Browning / Judy Woodworth)

Episode 710 – Conquering the Y-seam Tumble (Laura Nownes)

Episode 901 – State-of-the-Art Quilting: Tradition Meets Innovation (Susan Brubaker Knapp)

Episode 904 РThe Wonderful World of Embroidered Appliqué (Sarah Vedeler)

Episode 1104 – "The Ten Commandments" of Precision Piecing (Tommy Romano)

Episode 1110 – Come to the "Strip Club"... Rated G! (Daniela Stout)

Episode 1201 – The ABC's of (Award-Winning) Quilted Feathers (Sue Nickels)

Episode 1203 – Achieve "Stellar" Results with Precision Piecing (Marsha McCloskey)

Ricky's Rhapsody Quilt class, which consists of two episodes of The Quilt Show, is also included in the free shows.

PLUS, you can watch Ricky's Grand Finale video that shares insights on free-motion quilting that is spectacular! 

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And TQS is hosting an amazing giveaway where you could win a free Bernina 550QE, or one of 15+ other prizes:

  • AccuQuilt GO! package including a GO! Baby Fabric Cutter and AccuQuilt Dies autographed by Alex and Ricky
  • C&T Publishing package including books, foundation paper, an Eco Tote, and Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
  • A Deluxe Gammill Drafting Chair - perfect for longarm quilting.
  • 5 - $100 Gift Certificates from Superior Threads
  • A one-year membership to AQS and 6 of their popular books
  • RJR fat quarter fabric palette ($450 value)
  • And prize packages from Alex and Ricky
If you are new to TQS, simply start by creating a free membership account at: https://www.thequiltshow.com/os/create_account_2.php/alias/bernina/coupon_number/228956117403

Also, Kelly (I Have a Notion) has a giveaway this weekend to celebrate International Quilt Day too.  It is for a beautiful Hoffman Sushi roll

Don't forget tomorrow, SewCalGal is hosting a virtual sew-cial where followers can win prizes sponsored by Hoffman California Fabrics and Martingale, just for joining the sew-cial.  They'll be a special post tomorrow with a linky.  Bloggers can blog about projects they are working on, share tips, tutorials, etc, but their post needs to be dated the 16th of March to "link up".  Non-Bloggers will be able to add photos to Flickr tomorrow and link up.

One lucky winner will receive a yummy Sushi Bundle of Hoffman Batiks and Hand dyes.  You'll not find this bundle in stores as it is a special bundle that SewCalGal finds yummy and wants to share.
book review March-001
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Five lucky winners will receive one of the following book published Martingale.

Super Scrap Quilts

book review March-003

Paper Piecing Perfect Points - 13 Fabulous Quilt Patterns,  Debby Kratovil

book review March-005

Fast and Fun Baby Quilts

book review March-002

Everyday Handmade - 22 Practical Projects for the Modern Sewist,   Adrienne SmitkeCassie Barden

book review March-006

Holiday Cheer Quilts

book review March-004

And, don't forget For those that use Twitter, all weekend long we can chat using the hashtag  #WWQuiltDay

I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend and find time to enjoy and create.  Especially so, on International Quilt Day!

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Jean(ie) said...

Yay for Quilt Day (weekend)!!! I'm headed to a show today. Can't wait!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm sure you will have a great turnout tomorrow. I'll be visiting 2 different quilt shows with my sweet hubby, instead of sewing.

Rosa said...

Can´t wait.Sounds great.Thanks for the fun!

OhioLori said...

Great fun for all!!! Wooohoooo!!! :)

MJ said...

Quilt Day!! Yea, time to get back in that quilt room!

Beeshebags said...

Only a couple of hours till my 'official' Saturday International Quilt day begins....almost cut all the bits out for the quilt I'm planning on making.


Kathy H said...

We enjoyed our quilt day by going with friends to the Lancaster, Pa. quilt show. It was a rainy dreary day so it was wonderful to be inside with all those beautiful fabrics and quilts.