Saturday, March 19, 2011

Nat'l Quilting Day - Giveaway and Charity Announcements


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.

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.

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!

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!) 
All you have to do is comment and answer this question: What is your current favorite fabric line? 
   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!


liberal sprinkles said...

Ready, Set, Go. I also like Bon Vivant.
I have a post with links to resources on how to help Japan relief efforts and over 20 charity initiatives by artists and crafters. If interested, please go to Japan earthquake, tsunami: How to help

Laurie in Maine said...

I'm not cool...I don't know who's who! I seem to have a lot of Robert Kaufman fabric follow me home recently :) I would load my cart with batik if I won the lottery!
(I want to quilt today but I procrastinated too long a newsletter deadline looms large!)

Shevvy said...

Well I've started cutting into my Pat Bravo Paradise this week and its lovely, so thats my current fav!

Tracy said...

Right now, I'm loving on some Monaluna's Circa 60s Beach Mod for Birch Fabrics. I'm also feeling the love towards Kate Spain's Central Park for Moda.

Lis said...

I've never used a turnover, thanks for the chance. I don't really have a favourite fabric range, I'm way too fickle! I love Japanese fabrics from anyone and am keen on the new ranges by Fabric Freedom that include "Chocolate", yessss!! Have a great IQD

Stray Stitches said...

My current favorite fabric line is Max & Whiskers! And, believe it or not, I haven't bought a single piece of it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.
I sent off two squares for the Just One Star just the other day.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh I love Sandy Gervais! Giddy is right up there on my list of favorites, but I also love Buttercup and Hoopla as well! So many great fabrics out there now, it's hard to pick a favorite!

Wonderful giveaway!


free indeed said...

I'm liking sunkissed and city park this year. I got a bit of sunkissed now need to find the other. would love that turnover!

deborah said...

I don't have a favorite fabric line, since I mainly work with scraps (yep..I love just a big mix) but I do like Sunkissed.

Shay said...

I saw the Collections for a Cause-Faith fabric line this week and I fell in love with it. (Not my usual colours so I was quite surprised I was so attracted to it)

Good on you Becks for committing to helping all of these wonderful causes.

Michell said...

Hi ya,

Lovely giveaway. I love anything by French General for moda. Well I like anything by

Michell said...

I've just blogged about the giveaway too

quiltingnana said...

I don't have one particular depends on the project but I did pick up some Ricky Tims lately without really knowing what line the fabric was in...I just liked it

gill said...

At the moment I'm waiting impatiently for Sherbert Pips to be released in the UK!!

Erzebat said...

I realy dont have a particular line that I like but I do adore anything retro 60s. there is a new line coming out with poka dots and birds that look adorable! (mauh) Liz
P.S. the word verification word has my name in it. cowinkie dink? I think so.....

Erzebat said...

posted it on my blog too!
(muah) Liz

Lee said...

I do love Amy Shimlers Animal PartyII
thanks for a great giveaway. I am doing the one star also and donating to red cross for Japan.