Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring Market and a Giveaway

Many from the Quilting Industry are gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah to participate in Spring Quilt Market 2011. Designers have been working frantically to get their newest  designs  completed to display in  their booths. Blogs have been filled with sneak peaks of new stuff for Market. It's exciting for the designers and shop owners who attend. It's not so fun for those of us who remained at home. We have to wait for our friends to blog, tweet or post on Facebook. 

While we're waiting, let's have a GIVEAWAY! Members of the Silver Thimble Club, my sewing community, are rooting for our Head Thimble, Pat Wys

We've seen her new designs and can't wait to get our hands on the new patterns to sew our own versions of her designs. Pat has graciously donated a copy of one of her "older" (meaning not brand spanking new) patterns for my giveaway. Her Tic Tacs pattern is jelly roll friendly. It's great for beginning quilters and fun project for sewing with other quilters, sewing that doesn't require intense concentration. 

This is Pat's original Tic Tac made with '30's fabrics. 

Pat's daughter Mary Beth sewed her very first quilt using the Tic Tacs pattern. She made not one, but
four quilts. She created one 
for each of her  college friends.


This is Marilyn's version (right, Marilyn?)








 Kristie used a jelly roll for her quilt.






     This beauty hangs at Sweet Home Quilt Shop. The Tic Tac pattern is available on Sweet Home's website.


So you get the idea that this is a pattern with many possibilities. 

I raided my box of '30's fabrics and pulled enough strips to make a '30's version of Tic Tacs. Some of these fabrics are quite "aged" and no longer available.







I'll cut a strip of each of these solids purchased in Paducah for the actual tic tacs. The Pattern, '30's fabric and the solid strips comprise the GIVEAWAY to celebrate Spring Quilt Market. One lucky person will win the pattern and fabric to make your very own version of Tic Tac.


 The giveaway will end on Monday, May 16th at 6:00 pm EST. Most folks at Market will return home on Monday. Let's make this one easy to enter.

This giveaway will be extended until Wednesday, May 18th at 6:00 pm EST. With the problems with Blogger, it only seems right to leave the giveaway open a bit longer.

 Just leave a comment on this blog. In your comment include what you would most like to see and do if you could attend Quilt Market. Good luck, friends! Back to reading Spring Market posts:)

73 comments:

Remembrances said...

I would love to be able to go to Quilt Market - to see the quilts, meet the many wonderful people who quilt, create patterns and fabric. Karin

Pam said...

I would just like to take everything in at Quilt Market. I just cannot imagine all the inspiration there.

Carolyn said...

I would love to go to Quilt Market.
I dont think I could take it all in. And just to be among all of the people that have the love for the same thing I do.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wouldn't going to an actual market be great?! I think I'd be so overwhelmed that I'd forget what I was looking for, but I'd sure enjoy looking!! :-) Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Have a happy weekend!

Stray Stitches said...

I would love to be able to attend Quilt Market - I just can't imagine what all there is to see. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

Patty D from NC said...

I would like to attend the sample sale. Fun

robin said...

I'd like to look at all the awesome quilts and new fabric lines. :) Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Andee said...

I would be checking out Jaybird Quilts' booth!

Catskill Quilter said...

If I got to go to market, I would like to see all of the new fabric collections -- in person! Wouldn't that be great fun?

Michell said...

I would love to just look at all the quilts

Janet said...

I would love to go to Quilt Market and just soak up all the quilty goodness. I think it would be pretty over awing for me, since I don't have a huge quilting community to spend time with where I live.

Cecilia said...

I would love to go to the sample spree! Plus see the new designs. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marcia W. said...

It would be fabulous to go to Quilt Market and look at the booths, and meet some of the designers. Could be overwhelming to know where to start, but I would fall into bed at night tired and happy.

scottylover said...

This pattern looks so easy and I LOVE 30's repros! :p If I was at market, I'd probably just walk around with my mouth wide open staring at all the wonderful quilts. I'd love to see what the pattern and fabric trends are for next year, too!

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sandy A

Jan said...

I'd love to go to Quilt Market some day. Don't think it's going to happen; but if I went, I'd try really hard to see as much as possible, and not stand around in awe of the whole thing. Thanks for the give away.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Becky, what a great giveaway! I love the 30's fabrics. I cannot imagine going to Quilt Market! I think I would be on overload. I would LOVE to see all the new fabrics. And the new patterns would be my second thing to see. It would also be fun to meet all these amazingly talented designers. See, I would be on overload :-)

Deb said...

My absolute favorite thing would be the people. I'd try to meet everyone there who I know from blogland! It would be splendid! And I'd check out all the booths to see quilts for inspiration.

swooze said...

I would love to see everything!!

Rhonda D. said...

I would love to attend the Quilt Market. I live in Missouri, and we were flooded, and couldn't get to Paducah Ky, for the quilt show there the last week of April. If I could travel to Utah, I would love to see all the new fabrics, patterns and notions. The quilts would just be the "icing on the cake". Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Rhonda D. in southeast Missouri

Winona said...

I would love to go to Quilt Market. I think it would be wonderful to meet some of the designers I read about. See all that gorgeous fabric wouldn't be bad either.

manybooks said...

What a fun pattern (and fabrics!) At quilt market, I would most love to see the newest patterns. And new takes on old patterns, too!

Terry said...

I'd love to go to market someday! I think it might all be a bit overwhelming, but I'd love to meet all the wonderful quilt designers and see all the new fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

JoyceM said...

I would love to go to Quilt Market and talk to all the wonderful designers, and fondle the new fabrics, and watch demos of new gadgets (love quilt gadgets). Thanks for the giveaway.

Peach Rainbow said...

Lovely giveaway - Thanks for the chance!
If I could go to Quilt Market I'd love to see new fabric lines, patterns and tools and their designers :D

Charlene S said...

I would love to see all the different patterns made up by the designers. I love seeing how someone else envisions the use of a pattern or tool.

Anne said...

I'd like to see all the great project displays and meet designers. I'd for sure shop at the sample sale!

Samelia's Mum said...

What a lovely generous giveaway. I'd love to see all of the booths at Quilt Market. So many talented designers showing their wares. How wonderful! Oh and ofcourse sample spree - who'd want to miss that?

quilary said...

Imagine going to quilt market and seeing all the new release fabrics! It would be great to say hello to the many talented designers,quilters, and sewing geniuses and see the wonderful displays they put on...WOW!

yorkie mom said...

If I were at Quilt Market... I would slowly wander down the isles and soak up all the beautiful colors or fabric, check out all the cool tools and talk to wonderful quilters about different techniques and patterns. someday... gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

LisaT said...

What I would like most at the event is to be more than a spectator but a participant. I'd love to have my own pattern business and be able to share all of my lovely new designs. How awesome would that be?

Lee said...

I would love to see all the quilts in person and talk to everyone - what inspiration! thanks!

Jody said...

I would love to see all the new notions, embellishing items, fabric, books and patterns--Does that cover it all???? Thank you for the opportunity to win that fabulous pattern and fabrics.

Beth said...

If I were to attend Quilt Market, I know I'd be spending my time falling in love with all the new fabric designs.

Thanks for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Patty said...

I would love to meet all the bloggers and designers that I "know" from blogging. It's even fun to see the photos of the designers and know who is who.

Debra said...

I would just love to be there and soak it all in!

baukje said...

I am in France so impossible to go there. I would love to win the fabric and the pattern....

Sandra said...

If I had the opportunity to attend Quilt Market I would love be part of the Sample Spree and rub shoulders with those who create the fabulous new fabric lines. I would also be interested in the Take and Teach sessions and hopefully walk away with some ideas to inspire me to a new level in my quiltmaking journey.

Sallie said...

I would love to go to the sample sale! Thanks for the giveaway!

gill said...

I would love to go to the Quilt Market but it's lovely to read everyone's blogs about it!
The sample sale sounds awesome!!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love reading Spring Market posts. I enjoy seeing all the new fabrics made into new projects.

James-Linda said...

WOULD LOVE TO ATTEND QUILT MARKET+GO TO CAMILLE'S BOOTH+ SEE ALL THE BEAUTIFUL,BRIGHT FABRICS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Carol H. said...

I would love just looking at everything!

Thanks for the give away.

dortha said...

I would love to meet all the talented designers behind the lovely fabrics and patterns that I see. I would also love to go to sample spree. dorthac@aol.com

Bev C said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway.I would never have the chance to get to the quilt market. Coming from Australia it would be just that bit harder to get there. I would enjoy the atmosphere and all that touching and feeling of new fabric and patterns.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Sarah W said...

I would love to get the new fabric. See the new patterns for the next 700 quilts I think I am going to make....

tpott said...

Ooh my, that would be a dream come true. I'd love to meet a few designers. I'd be able to see things (fabric, books, notions) before I buy. It would be great to be around so many people with the same interests. I can't imagine all the inspiration from so many different angles at once. Thank you for the fantastic giveaway. ;>

Lisa Marie said...

Going to quilt market sounds like so much fun! I would love to see all the new fabric lines.

rockgranny said...

I would love to see everything, but these are just dreams because I live in Europe.

Kathy said...

If I could have gone to the quilt market I would most likely looked at the quits and got new ideas of projects that I would have to start RIGHT NOW (like always). I would take tons of photos and write down tons of names and patterns and hopefully e-mails and blogs. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I LOVE jelly rolls and this is the perfect quilt for it.

Mommarock said...

I would love to be able to see all of the quilts that everyone has on display.. all of the new fabrics that are coming out.. oooh so exciting.

Nancy D. said...

I would love to go just to see all the creativity. Meeting some of the folks who create those beauties would be neat too.

Hilachas said...

I would love to go to Quilt Market to see all the quilts and to see what it's all about since I've never been to a Quilt Market. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Sandy said...

I would love to see all the new lines of fabric and patterns all in one place. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Mimi said...

I would love to see all the quilts close up and check out the new fabric lines.

Alina said...

If I attend a Quilt Market, the thing I most like to do is to look at fabric. I am addicted to fabric, even if I can't buy a lot of them, just by looking at them, it will make me happy. And of course, look at all the patterns and different new gadgets they may have at the market too. Thanks for the chance.

annmarie said...

I would love to attend Quilt Market. Someday..........
WHEN I do I look forward to just strolling around, taking it all in, oooing & aaaahing. Would be great to meet some of the designers that are all over the quilting web - it would be like meeting a movie star!

Always Sewing said...

I would love to see all the new fabrics, patterns and notions. The quilts would would also be wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Heartsdesire said...

Going to Quilt Market would be a dream come true. I would love to meet all the fabric designers and talk to people whose blogs I follow. I think it would be very inspiring to see all the new pattern designs, fabric designs and products.

hadacres said...

I think just being able to stroll the aisles & absorb all the colors, feel the new fabrics & see the new patterns & tools would be absolutely awesome. Hopefully all the creativity would rub off a little on me. I would probably have to make sure I took a bib as drooling may happen....lol
hadacres at comcast.net

Kathy H said...

I would love to attend quilt market. I would like to see the new fabric lines that I see online in person. Most of our quilt shops don't carry a whole line of fabric so to see it all in person would be great.

Christine M said...

I would like to visit the States and go to Quilt Market and see everything!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Well, better late than never, I guess. It's 5:25 and your giveaway ends at 6:00. I'd love to be able to go to Quilt Market for all the eye candy (all those quilts - yummy), to see all these people "for reals" that I see on blogs and in quilt magazines, to walk by and covet and touch all those beautiful fabrics all in one place. Ooohhh-laaa-laa!

Snoodles said...

I think I would stand there like a little kid and take it all in! I'd love to see all the fabrics in person, and the inspiring pieces that the designers create, to show off their lines!
Thanks for the chance to win some lovely 30s fabrics - my favs!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tiffany said...

I would love to see all the new pattern designs and new fabric lines at quilt market.

Kate R said...

I would love to attend QM one day, but it is fun reading about everyone else's experiences there, isn't it? Fun photos :) I just love seeing all the booths and think I would just wander around in awe looking at all the inspiration and creativity if I ever get the chance to go!

These patterns are great - I love Tic Tacs and have always loved '30s fabrics - what a great giveaway! Thanks :)

Karen P. said...

I would just be happy to stroll the floor & see all the lovely new fabric's up close! Whst could be more fun than that?

Kathy said...

I would love to be the first to see all the new fabric and their designers. Wouldn't it be great to say to one's quilting buddies that you are taking them to Quilt Market. The look on their faces would be priceless!

Barb in Mi said...

Ooh, the new fabric collectiosn would be the first on my list. And just admiring the creativity of the booths with all the quilts and accesories. Maybe one of these years I will go, who knows?
Thanks so much!

~Niki~ said...

nope~didn't go to market and cried the whole weekend! lol.
i love making baby charity quilts~nice to 'meet' you !

Jeanne said...

I would at Quilt Market be admiring
all the new fabric lines and meeting the designers which would be so great.

Rosa Robichaud said...

The most at market?!?!?

Why, to see my (old) friends and to meet new ones, as well! *grin*

Second? I would love to meet the vendors and see what they have in their booths. I've never, ever been to a quilt show where there was more than 4 vendors.... It would be fun!

Tks for your contest! My jaw dropped when I realized that you were giving away the fabric, as well... *grin*

Rosa Robichaud
New Brunswick, Canada
robich@rogers.com

Ladybug said...

If I ever get to go to market I would most want to see and the fabric designers. I always love to compare people to thins they design. Sometimes people really suprize you with what they design.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'd just like to soak everything in at quilt market. Such fun! So many ideas. And new notions, I love notions. Being around quilters is the best.