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Sunday, March 17, 2013

More Opportunities to celebrate this weekend and winners

SewCalGal hopes you were able to find time to enjoy and create on International Quilt Day, as well as celebrate all weekend long.  Yes, there is still quite a bit of fun going on for quilters this weekend:


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:

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

SewCalGal has been promoting "International" Quilting Day for several years and will continue to encourage it over a National Quilting Day.  Clearly, if you are here reading this you realize that our community is not just a nearby quilter, but we truly are connected to quilters from all over the world.

Dana (Stormy Days) shared a fun conversation during our virtual sew-cial where one of her sewing buddies (aka her dog Maya) asked about International Quilting Day and if we get presents.  I hope you'll visit her post and check it out - very cute.  This definitely got me thinking.  Collectively we all need to continue to increase awareness of International Quilting Day and encourage bosses to give quilters that day off.  And, to encourage all non-quilting friends to give a fat quarter, or some other quilty item, to quilters.  Hmmm.  Do you think we can push so far ?  LOL!

We had  over 50 quilters, from around the world, join the sew-cial yesterday to celebrate International Quilters.  Thank you to Hoffman California Fabrics and Martingale for donating wonderful prizes for this sew-cial.  Time to announce the lucky winners:

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

winner:  Joanna (Needle, Thread, Happiness)
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Five lucky winners will receive one of the following book published Martingale.

Super Scrap Quilts

book review March-003

winner:  Cindy (Daisy Days)

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

book review March-005

winner: Karen (Fireball Quilts)

Fast and Fun Baby Quilts

book review March-002

winner:  Missy (Missy's Homemaking Adventure)

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

book review March-006

winner:  Ruth (County Log Cabin)

Holiday Cheer Quilts

book review March-004

winner   Norma  (BosBee Quilting

SewCalGal will send out an email today to notify the winners.  They need to claim their prize by Tuesday, by way of sending SewCalGal their mailing info.  Any  prize not claimed will have another name drawn, to announce a new winner on Wed.

I sure hope you are having a wonderful weekend and find time to enjoy and create.  Don't forget you can still watch over 140 free videos at The Quilt Show today, plus there are oodles of fun giveaways and contests that you can enter to win prizes too.

And, don't forget tomorrow starts the IHAN Machine Embroidery Blog Hop, sponsored by Anita Goodesign.  They'll be oodles of fun, tips, inspiration and great prizes too!

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Jean(ie) said...

Congrats to all the winners!!!!!!!

teachpany said...

Congrats, Winners. We are all winners if we got to sew yesterday. And SewCal Gal, I still have cupcakes left! lol C'mon over!

shenyon said...

Lucky winners!

Joanna said...

Wow, I won the Hoffman fabric. That is so neat. Thank you SewCalGal and Hoffman.

Norma said...

Woohoo! I won! I never win anything so now I can't say that again. Thank you SewCalGal. I really enjoyed International Quilting Day and I do think it should be promoted more. Keep on quilting!

Ruth said...

Yea! I won a neat book! Thanks, SewCalGal, for your efforts on behalf of quilters. BTW, when I was working, I was able to take 8 hours of administrative leave to do volunteer work and for several years, I would take that day and make a donation quilt! There may be other companies that will do this. Of course, a "special" quilting holiday in addition would be very welcome for people who are still in the work force.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Congrats to the winners, especially Missy, another vintage machine collector.

Missy Shay said...

Thank you! This will be fun, I don't have any quilting books for baby quilts!

Pokey said...

I'm happy for the winners, and it was fun to participate ~