Saturday, September 30, 2017

Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!

As previously mentioned, I am giving away the extra copy of McCall's Quilting Magazine - Nov/Dec 2017 issue that they sent me featuring my quilt.

If you would like an opportunity to win, just leave me a comment below.  I would also be tickled if you hit the "Follow" button for my blog, located on the right sidebar.  It's not mandatory to win or anything, just hoping to reach that elusive 100 Followers mark.  I'm so close...  :o)

I will draw a name around 7pm EST tomorrow evening (Sunday), and the giveaway is open to all my blog readers, not just the US.  Be sure to check back around then, because if you're the winner, I will need a way to contact you to mail you the magazine.

Good luck and thanks for reading my blog!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Amanda Jean Nyberg - aka Crazy Mom Quilts

Amanda Jean Nyberg (aka Crazy Mom Quilts), gave a lecture and trunk show at our Guild on Wednesday.  Not only is she talented, she is so very sweet, pleasant and friendly.  I was quite happy to finally meet her after following her blog pretty much since I started my own in 2008.  You all know how much I love me my scrappy quilts!  :o)

I was also lucky enough to take her full-day class on Thursday.  We were able to work on whichever quilt we chose from her most recent book "No Scrap Left Behind."  There are so many that I want to make, it was difficult to choose.  But rather than going through all my scraps just to schlep them to class and back again, I saw my solid stack staring at me, and ran with it.  I'm sure there will be more quilts made from her book in the future -- especially the string rail fence one called "Scrap Happy Rails."  That one really tugs at my heartstrings.

"Scrap Happy Rails" Quilt

I'm working on the quilt "Ring Me," but will likely rework it and make it my own.  I also doubt it will be as large as the one in her book, as I have so many quilts already in the works that need completing. *grin*

"Ring Me" Quilt

In between socializing and lunch, I was able to finish 5 blocks in class before my back really started to bother me.  The chairs where the class was held (a church) certainly weren't made for sewing -- especially for 7 hours.

I feel I really got to know quite a bit about her, as a few of us went to dinner together both Wednesday and Thursday evening.  It was a ton of fun.

Here's to making new quilty friends,

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Excitement Continues...!!!

Have you ever Googled your name?  Well, I don't know what possessed me to do so this morning, but guess what I found?!?!

Keepsake Quilting has made my quilt design, "The Night Before Christmas," into a pattern for sale on their website!

My life is unreal right now,

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"The Night Before Christmas"

I have some more exciting news that I can now share.  A quilt I designed is featured in the November/December 2017 issue of McCall's Quilting Magazine.  It officially hits newsstands on September 26, but mailed subscriptions are already arriving in mailboxes.  I can hardly contain myself!!!

I called the quilt "Christmas Sparkle," but they named it "The Night Before Christmas" in the magazine.

I will have a giveaway here on my blog sometime next week and the winner will receive a copy of the magazine.  Stay tuned!

Visions of sugarplums are dancing in my head,