Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lucky in Blog Give-aways

Luck. Occasionally, I get lucky. I love blog give-aways, door prizes and just plain sharing with friends. In the last couple of months, I was the fortunate winner of some awesome blog giveaways. Cheryl Brown, author of the book Fresh and Fabulous Quilts, was one of the designers with a block in the , Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. On her website/blog, she asked for quilting tips. My suggestion to keep a project pinned and ready to sew was one Cheryl liked and I was a lucky winner of a copy of the 100 Blocks Quiltmaker magazine. This is definitely a keeper with lots of potential projects.

Prior to the Christmas holidays, several designers participated in the the Cross Country Christmas quilt designer blog hop. It was a wonderful blog hop with lots of interesting posts, sharing of holiday stories and traditions plus many free projects. I won a fabulous packet of items from Linda Lum deBono who blogs at dzyning things. It was almost like it was created just for me. I had looked at my LQS and local bookstore for the American Patchwork and Quilting 2010 calendar, but could not find one. While blog surfing, I discovered the quilt on the cover of the calendar. The designer said that yes her quilt was on the cover. It's a scrap quilt and I seem to collect scrap quilt patterns :) I am thrilled to have this calendar hanging in my office at school. I want to make table runners this year so the book Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II is another perfect match. The magazine (love, love, love magazines) Bags, Pillows & Pincushions is another perfect match. Linda also included several fat quarters from her own fabric line. I'm thrilled with my goodies. Thank you, Linda!

Melinda who blogs at Creations by Melinda has been featured several times on the Selvage blog. She graciously made pincushions and gave them away to everyone who posted on her blog about her give-away. I love pincushions and this one is great. Thank you, Melinda! It is already in use in my sewing room.

I feel very fortunate to won the wonderful sewing/quilting items. Yahoo! Blog give-aways are fun!


Jenny said...

congratulations!! what fun.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow congratulations on your fabulous wins. I had looked for that calendar too, but never found one. Even as a subscriber to AP & Q I never received a notice about the calendar this year. It sure looks like a beauty. Enjoy!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats! You are lucky indeed! I am enjoying the 100 blocks magazine too!

Kathie said...

congrats on your wins! I still need to buy that issue of 100 blocks. Looks like a great refernce!
oh Melindas pin cushion is too cute!
glad you won the calendar too, now I hope you make the quilt and use up your scraps!

Teresa said...

Patches and Pinwheels looks like a fantastic quilt and may be just what I have been looking for. I will have to check out the site.

I wanted to thank you also for the book recommendations for my mom. She enjoyed the books that I checked out for her from your suggestions. Mom died on Dec.10 but your recommendations helped to make some of her final days more enjoyable. Thank you so much for taking the time to help me out.