First, HAPPY NATIONAL QUILTING DAY!
I missed this last year so I'm glad I'm paying attention this year because it means I can do the following 3 things:
1) Announce my participation in three charity events
2) Announce a GIVEAWAY!
3) Link a couple other giveaways I've seen out and about today.
First, I am going to participate in the following three events. I've been "meaning" to do something more this year on these lines but have not made much an effort. As part of this Lenton season, I've decided it's important I do it now and stop waiting for a good time.
JUST ONE STAR
TODAY I'm going to make two stars. One in honor of my hubby retiring and one in honor of fellow bloggers' family members who are currently serving or about to serve. I pray for you all and will do so until I am no longer here.
QUILTS FOR JAPAN (or this site)
THIS WEEKEND I'm going to finish up a quilt. I will use the pattern from Old Red Barn's quilt along from two years ago b/c I know it will come together very quickly.
An additional link per the comments (THANKS LIBERAL SPRINKLES!) with MANY other options to help with relief for Japan. Check it out.
SHARE THE WARMTH
THIS WEEK, I'll create a quilt for this event using the same Old Red Barn design.
I encourage all of you to participate in one or more events. We are a generous bunch and a little time is all that is needed but it brings such comfort!
NOW I AM HOSTING A GIVEAWAY!!!
I ordered some fabric through Inchworm Fabrics (love this little store, very responsive and reasonable prices) and it turns out, my order was large enough to qualify for a freebie. I love the fabric line and freebie but decided I would share it with one of you, instead or I would start something new instead of finishing what needs to be done!
To one lucky commentor, I'm giving away this turnover. (Of course, international, standard shipping is not a problem!)
Bonus: Today, b/c I want to spread the word about the charity events, if you blog or FB about the giveaway, and come back and comment a second time you've done so, you've just given yourself a second entry.
Entries close 6pm ET March 20.
Last but not least, here are some links to other giveaways I've seen in blogland today.
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb - 10 packs (10 winners) of hand-made South African buttons -ends 3/22
Samelia's Mum - 2 giveaways -ends 3/25
Quixotic Crafter - charm squares -ends ?? maybe Sat. maybe Sun. (If you feel like it, to give me an extra entry, please let her know you linked to her through me. :D )
And while your in blogland, why not stop by SewCalGal's blog and vote for the 2011 Quilter's Awards!