Tuesday, May 28, 2013

We have a winner! And...another giveaway!

Thanks to all of you who entered my giveaway to win Lisa's generous donation.    It was fun to read all your preferences of thread.  Seems like most of us like Valdani but will use most anything to get the look we want.  

Drumroll please!

The winner is........ Moosecraft who said:

"My favorite thread for wool applique is Valdani 3-strand...there isn't any sheen to it...and since I also use a casual whip stitch, the finished piece is very prim.  Lisa's designs are always a fun stitch...  I've been admiring this one since it's release!  Can't go wrong with fresh picked daisies in a glass ball jar!"

So, Moosecraft, email me your address and I'll get the kit in the mail to you.  abryson@bendbroadband.com

Now, on to more Quilt Market pictures.  

This is Kathy Schmitz who designs wonderful quilts and embroidery pieces.   If you remember, I showed her trunk show just a few posts ago.


  

Here she is showing a block that she designed that will be available in September when the Moda designers have their blog hop.   





The crispness of the red and white in her booth was stunning.





And her quilt from her new book, "Simply Red" was a "stop dead in your tracks" kind of quilt.  


Isn't it fabulous?   Well....Kathy is another generous designer who gave me an autographed copy of her book to give to one of you lucky readers.


This time, if you want to enter the giveaway, how about if you tell me what your favorite blog (or blogs) is/are.   Please don't mention mine.  I'm not fishing for complements, (honestly  ;)  I just like finding new blogs to inspire me and I'm sure many of you feel the same.


I'm such a sucker for the heart in hand design.   

I have lots more pictures for you and even another giveaway, so stay with me people!   

Hugs, Anne



78 comments:

Colleen said...

Love LOVE the red and 'white' quilts Kathy has created. Boy do I need to get quilting!

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to Sharon!
Kathy has another winner with this book and the designs.

Debbie

Colleen said...

Okay, I wish there was an edit button. I would say that of course, you are in the running for best blog, along with Yellow Farmhouse Karen (my dream house/quilting studio/decorating) and of course Lisa Bongean.

WoolenSails said...

Ok, I didn't notice the contest either, lol.
Since we probably follow Anna's and Paulette's blogs, both girls always having wonderful postings with lots of eye candy, I would say, Kansas Troubles Quilters.

Debbie.

Joyce said...

Two of my favs are Bee In My Bonnet and Charise Creates....always wonderful things to look at and follow along!

Anna said...

don't enter me in the giveaway...but the photos make me even more committed to making that Simply Red quilt!

Janet said...

Supergoof quilts is inspiring. She does have a translate button which is handy. I love the newbook by Kathy Schmitz it looks lovely!

Doreen B said...

I love all things Kathy Schmitz. In fact I'm working on a stitchery right now! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book. A blog I enjoy is Temecula Quilt Co.

Kathy L. said...

Love the new Kathy book. Of course enjoy your blog. I have to say my favorite is Notforgotten farm. Lots of inspiring pictures there.

Thank you for a giveaway chance.

Kathy

Jackie said...

Love!!! the red quilt and would love the booklet. One of my other fav blogs is Susan Branch. Not exactly a quilting blog, but great artwork, receipts and fun.

Linda K said...

I'm working on a Kathy Schmitz pincushion kit- love her stuff! I always enjoy the blog "Sew Many Ways". Thanks for the chance to sew something from that terrific book. Yummy designs!

Lori said...

I'm giving you the link for one of the blogs I like to look at the photos of!
http://dengamlaskolan.blogspot.com/
It's not quilting, but I thought I'd throw out something a bit different.
I'd love to win the book. Looks great!

Tina said...

My favorite blog is Wool Crazy by JoAnn Mullaly. I love her stuff. I also follow all of her followers!
Tina
Tina@brainer.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I like these blogs -
Cupcakes n Daisies
The Painted Quilt
LaVieEnRosie
Silver Thimble Talk

just to name a few :-)

jackiero said...

I totally enjoy Nancy's blog,she shares Montana wildlife & her quilts @ http://tominerfolkart.blogspot.com/ ; and Woolensails blog for her prim work & living near the ocean in Rhode Island; and Susan Branch's blog, her art, recipes, and Martha's Vineyard.
:) Jackie in NC

marie said...

Love all of Kathy's designs. Would love to win her book. I like most of the blogs that you read also. One that isn't about quilting is Stone Gable. She posts on Monday her menu for the week, her recipes are fabulous.

Kathie said...

OMG as soon as I saw that RED quilt I knew I had to have that book and make that quilt ASAP
just love it, after all its RED what could be better!!!!!
favorite blogs....hmmm very hard to say
inspiration and always amazed at what they Aussies are making material obsession blog (even though she is a business its not like she is trying to sell anything its always about inspiration even if its not my fabric style I am always inspired) Karen from My yellow farm house especially when she posts pictures of her decorating and her quilt group show and tell! and then there is Timquilts.com his hand quilting is to die for and quiltsalott and every stitch blogs that I wish I was making every quilt they are or have made and then there is http://lavieenrosie.typepad.com Carrie she just makes me laugh....
ok, there are still another 25 I could tell you about that just inspire me with their work.....
Kathie
waving my hands here!!!!!!! pick me pick me!!!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I had watched Modas videos of the designer blocks and fell in love with hers too! Besides your blog and The Yellow Farmhouse I enjoy Karen at Log Cabin Quilter because she can whip up appliqué like nobody's business and has the love of prim, old and wool too. If you like humor and just about daily blog post go to Kim's Big Quilting Adventure. Kim needs to write a book it is that funny. I'll be back to see what others are saying.
I want this one! But must admit I'd be sharing it with a dear friend who spoils me with appliquing for me. I'd do the piecing and quilting of course.
BTW...heading out door today to make selections with builder.

Kelli said...

Kathy's designs are beautiful! I like to follow:

www.karen-logcabinquilter.blogspot.com/

Karen always has such fun quilts and is working on multiple ones so the blog is ever changing. Very nice lady!

Thanks for the chance to win a book! Happy stitching!

rebecca said...

Anna of Woolie Mammoth does a fantastic blog. Along with you!

Nancy-Rose said...

Gorgeous projects! Wow!

I have so many favourite blogs - but I'll just mention a couple
Humble Quilts: http://humblequilts.blogspot.ca/
Kathy's Quilts:
http://kathysquilts.blogspot.ca/

Thank you for the opportunity to enter the drawing!

Diane Russell said...

One of my favorite blogs is Patchwork
Times. I really love anything primitive and sepecially red and white quilts. Your blog always gives me ideas.

Diane Russell said...

One of my favorite blogs is Patchwork
Times. I really love anything primitive and sepecially red and white quilts. Your blog always gives me ideas.

kathyinozarks said...

congrats to the winner. I love your new giveawy too-that is a stunning quilt.
I have allot of blogs in my bloglovin list from gardening, to gluten free, to all of my different craft interests that I love to read.
What really inspires me daily though are gorgeous photography blogs-the layout of the photos to the beautiful colors really inspires my creativity. I have several that I enjoy but one of my favorites that is also artistic is Kim at Picking Poppies http://pickingpoppies.blogspot.com/

Michele said...

gorgeous quilts! Love the dark red and cream.

My favorite blog is Wanda Hansen's ExhuberantColor

Cathy said...

Oh that red and white quilt is calling my name!! Love her designs....I have many favorite blogs but one that has inspired me to get more projects done is BOM quilter. Since I started reading her blog I now have a monthly list going of projects I would like to complete. I may not get them all done but at least I have an agenda and it's working for me!

QuilterPattiO said...

Interesting blogs for inspiration for me come from of the decorating blogs. I see old quilt tucked away that give me ideas or a color combination? Check out some of the French Austrialan ( sp) and English blogs too. Costal charm takes me to some great blogs. I just find so much that I don't have enough time to look at them all. Karen styles and secrect sewing sisterhood really excite me. PattiO

Behind My Picket Fence said...

Your blog is always such a treat, it's just hard to know what to comment on - it's all so nifty-neat-oo. Thanks for giving us a bit of market to see. Ms.Karen had to miss Woolies yesterday and I was so looking forward to getting her "report". I'll bet you girls had a great time! Love what you're doing with the civil war blocks too. I'm thinking I need to get myself organized and (stealing Karen's line here) maybe I'll try my hand at sewing. You do inspire me, so thanks for your great blog posts. Carry on!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

That red and white is so nice! What fun to see it in person! Have fun with the give away...I will decline entry since I have a blog. Someone will be mighty lucky!!

rose said...

Can't say that I really have a favorite, love yours, Lisa's .....they all have lots of eye candy and wonderfully inspiring ideas.

Brenda said...

I like these blogs -
Cupcakes n Daisies
The Painted Quilt
LaVieEnRosie
Sister's Choice
Kim's Big Quilting Adventure
The Yellow Farmhouse

Love the red and white quilts. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

Sue said...

I don't know how I've been missing your blog post, but anyway, the red and white quilt of Kathy's is gorgeous!!

I very much enjoy Thelma's blog at Cupcakes 'N Daisies right now. She just whips one quilt up right after another and they are all stellar.

Kellie from Indiana said...

I have bunches of faves. I like Davids Cottage and the Middle Sister alot.

moosecraft said...

Ooooh yippee! You made my day! Looks like the new Kathy Schmitz book is going to be a hot item!

I don't really have a "favorite blog"... i just tend to favor blogs with quilting, rug hooking and cross stitch... there is so much talent and inspiration out there in blogland.

Jacqueline said...

Love the red of it all...I follow (stalk) quite a few blogs, including yours.. but to list a couple:
Not Forgotten Farm
Primitives By The Light of the Moon
Cupcakes and Daisies.

Thanks for a chance..

Mary said...

Beautiful projects. I would love this book. I like Sister's choice and Cupcakes and Daisies,Inspired by Antique Quilts too. Thanks for the chance to win.

mary

Julee said...

Beautiful quilts! I have so many in my dashboard it is hard to chose. I do enjoy looking at the Austrailian's and primitive/quilts blogs and more pictures the better. Thanks for the giveaways.

kcenya1950 said...

it's hard to list a favourite blog but i always read kim's big quilting advanture and sweet p quilting & creations.

wonderful book. i love red

Tina said...

Yes your blog is my favorite! However, since I'm a Weight Watchers girl, I am now seriously into Laaloosh - they have great recipes!! (Also Woolie Mammoth!)

Loris said...

Thank you for the beautiful photos of Kathy's projects and! for the sweet giveaway :-)
I am a fan of Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville and I also love seeing the projects that Karen at Log Cabin Quilter is working on. Makes my day!

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the red and white. Kathy's designs are great. Hugs

Linda said...

HELLO! LOVELY GIVEAWAY!
I'M ATTACHED TO "SIMPLIFY"-LIKE ALL OF CAMILLE+BONNIE'S DESIGNS! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

paulette said...

Favourite blogs...easy!! Yours, Anna's, Karen's (Yellow Farmhouse, Karen's (Log Cabin)and Bonnie Hunter...and there are many more...!!
Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book...I LOVE RED quilts...throw in wool and my heart stops! Well...almost stops! I wish these designers would take a year off so that we can get caught up before they throw more wonderful patterns at us! Sheeeesh! So many patterns...sew little time!
Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

Kindred Quilts said...

So many of us would love to be the proud owners of Kathy's new book... it looks spectacular! It's impossible to name ONE favorite blog... my favorites are on my sidebar! If you have never visited Dilly Dimple (dillydimple.blogspot.com), you simply must! Josie writes about her quilting adventures but also about her adventurous life! She's a hoot! A great blog to read when you need a good belly tickle laugh!!!

Gayle said...

One of my favorites is Rogue Quilter. Janet & I live an hour apart and have met in person a couple of times - her quilts are drab & dirty - just beautiful!

Deb said...

Wow, there are so many great quilting blogs. I follow quite a few from Europe, but I love Camille's and Bee in my Bonnet, Minick & Simpson, Tazzie's Quilts. So many to mention!!

Country Prims said...

I so have to enter this one! Ever since I saw that red and cream quilt and the wool cushion . . . Fingers and toes crossed. Fav blogs? Well you already know I stock yours, farmhouse woolens and woollies mammoth but I also love Jeannies blog from Country Sampler-they all make my heart sing! Thanks for chance

Nancy in MT said...

I'm in love with those quilts, stunning and all that red, just beautiful. Cheri Payne's blog is my favorite.

Nancy in MT

Catherine Z. said...

Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan! I love the following blogs:
Red Brolly
The painted quilt
Lynette Anderson
Chicken feed quilts in coledale Alberta
Jut to name a few!
Thanks for the chance!

Quilting by the Lake said...

I really regret not going to the red and white tribute in NYC. I love Kathy's new book and her new pillow and star bird applique block! Thanks for posting pictures. Not a new blog, but I love all of Jan Patek's designs and seeing her quilts on her blog. She has just posted another applique tutorial! Just watching her makes the whole process a little more approachable and I really like that she is providing this to all to learn how to applique!

Julie said...

I really enjoy Woolie Mammoth's blog. I envy her consistency in posting (I blog in my head more than online:)) and always enjoy her slide shows. She has a great bunch of friends who really get a lot accomplished!

Country Prims said...

Whoops! Autocorrect playing tricks on me again! I meant to say, 'stalker' and 'woolie mammoth ' just had to put that right for shames sake, ha!

Barbara said...

Love red & white quilts...and that wool pillow is just gorgeous! I'm afraid I don't have any favorite blogs to add, because you already have all my favorites on your side bar (SweetP being my favorite...love her sense of humor)! Even though you said not to mention yours, it is also one of my favorites!

Beardie Mom said...

Your friend "Woolie Mammoth" and "Yellow Farmhouse"
i could lose some serious coin if I hung around you ladies!
Beautiful homes, gorgeous quilts -- great ideas -- fabulouos taste of course!!!

~Laurie~ said...

One of my favorite blogs is Paulette's "Sweet P Creations". Always an interesting read and she loves to post pictures of quilts. Love it!

Jamit said...

I look forward to your blog, Anna's Woolie Mamoth more than any others. I am new to this blogging but am learning. Please enter me in the giveaway. Jo Ann

Debbie said...

My favorite quilt/sewing machine blog is Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville and I also love all of the quilt/wool blogs out there too! I would love to win Kathy's new book-thanks for the chance!

Patti said...

What an incredible quilt book and a wonderful giveaway! So many of my favorite blogs have already been mentioned... Not sure if anyone said With thy needle and thread.
Blessings, Patti

Anda W said...

I have a huge list of fantastic blogs but I have narrowed it down to Quiltville with Bonnie Hunter for her wonderful tutorials and generous freebie patterns! awolk at rogers dot com

Twyla's Thimble said...

I read Jo's Country Junction like a morning paper.

sandy said...

As others have said I enjoy Sweet P Quilting and Woolie Mammoth. Another good one is Jo's Country Junction. Thanks for the giveaway.

Robyn said...

I love those red and white quilts. In addition to quilting I love to read. One of my favorite blogs is booksontheknow.blogspot.com. She lists free and discounted kindle books.

Quilter Kim said...

What a beautiful quilt! Some of my favorite blogs are Lisa Bonjean's, Heather Mulder Peterson's(Trends and Traditions) and The Painted Quilt. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Louise said...

It is very hard to choose just one favorite..Bunny Tales, Little Acorns, Yellow Farmhouse are the three I have followed the longest. Grassroots and The Painted Quilt are right up there as well. I so appreciate the time and effort all blog owners devote to their bogs. I am a real fan of Kathy Schmitz designs!

Ronnie said...

I love Kathy Schmitz patterns, I have done many of them and have given several to my daughter-in-law. I am working on one of her emberoiery patterns now and really enjoy working on them. One of my favorite blogs in Winding Vine Wanderings, and Blackbird Designs their projects are great! I enjoy reading Kathy's blog to see what her latest projects are. Thanks so much for sharing!

Gill said...

Another fabulous giveaway!
One of my favourite blogs is mamacjt.blogspot.com

Friendship Crossing said...

I love anything RED, so please enter me!!
I have many, many blogs on my sidebar that are some of my alltime favorites, but recently ran across a couple of new ones that I am 'stalking'~ LOL!

Thanks!
Tanya

deb said...

it was so nice to meet you at market!!!!!! LOVE the red!!!

deb said...

OH and my fav blogs...redgeraniumcottage....yellowfarmhouse....and sunnysimplelife

Bari Jo said...

I like Primitive Gatherings/Lisa Bongean's sites. Lots of wool and quilts!

Carrie P. said...

I love Kathy's designs and her blog is one of my favorites. I also like Loft Creations, Squash House Quilts, Quilt Hollow, Oh! so many!
thanks for a chance to win the book.

Sinta Renee said...

I have always been a fan of Kathy's. She is so talented. A fun blog I like to visit is called Jeanne's Blog from the S G Country Sampler. http://sgcountrysampler.com/wp/jeannes-blog/
Lots of inspiration there!

Dee said...

Love Woolie Mammoth Blog! Also, Yellow Farmhouse & Primative Gatherings:)

Donna S. said...

Fresh Figs.

KMSC said...

One of my favorite quilting blogs is A Quilting Life by Sherri McConnell. I also like The Squash House blog which is how I found your blog. I think I am going to like your blog as well!

Maria Alba said...

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Si tens temps i hem vols segui passatempsdemariaalba.blogspot.com
Petons de Mª Alba des de Barcelona ( Catalunya )

Lady of the Cloth said...

Oh how those reds sparkle. I made one red and white quilt years ago and gave it away. I NEED to make another and this is such inspiration. I read lots of blogs, including this one but I think I learn the most at Quiltville.com, Bonnie Hunter's site.

Esse-Riekje said...

http://www.needlenthread.com/

http://niky-nikyscreations.blogspot.nl/

http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.nl/

These are my favorite, and I LOVE the red quilts, realy do...:)