Friday, March 16, 2012

Blog Hop Party and Giveaway

It's no surprise that I love giveaways. I love hosting and entering giveaways. The Quilting Gallery has a huge blog hop celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  It begins today March 16th and ends March 23rd. I've been thinking of having another giveaway. It's also fun to participate in a large Blog Hop. Check on  Saturday to see the list of blogs participating in the hop. Last December there were over 200 blogs participating. 



For my giveaway, I've collected several items. At the Sewing and Craft Expo last weekend, I visited the Primitive Gatherings' booth.  I purchased two copies of this pattern, 45 & Life To Go. Lisa Bongean, the designer, graciously autographed the pattern for the winner of my giveaway.   I'm dreaming of colorways for my quilt. I think I'll do a scrappy version. I've also found an extra Dresden Plate ruler in my sewing room. Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill fame has had some interesting blog posts of making Dresden Plate blocks using this ruler. And finally, I love little notebooks. Mary Englebreit is a favorite of mine.  March is National Craft Month and March 17th is National Quilting Day as well as St. Patrick's Day.  To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on your favorite craft or how you are celebrating National Quilting Day or St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy the blog hop and Good luck!

122 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful of you to think go us in blog land for giveaway. I like the prizes. I will be working...but my work is quilting! WOO HOO!

Sue said...

My favorite craft is Sewing !!! That is how I will be celebrating St. Patrick's day !

Sallie said...

I will be working on a gingham baby quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lee said...

my friends are coming over and we are scrapbooking and I am doing some hand quilting! St. Pat days cookies!! thanks!

Cherilyn said...

I love quilting!!! Great giveaway!!!

Stitched With Prayer said...

My favorite craft is piecing quilts, and also in the evenings, working on stitcheries for quilt blocks. That way I can always be working on something. Wow, I do love the Primitive Gatherings pattern, for that gorgeous quilt. As for St Patty's day, we usually cook a corned beef brisket with cabbage and new potatoes...but not this year. Family can't get here this year so we are going to one of our favorite sandwich shops and getting a wonderful Reuben sandwich. Close enough!!! Hugs...

Cecilia said...

I'm going to a local quilt shop tomorrow with a friend and then I will be coming home to quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Charlene S said...

My obsession is quilting! We will be spending St.Pat's day watch DGS@8 play baseball and then hopefully quilting with DD#1.

Janet said...

My favourite craft right now is quilting, although I seem to be dabbling a lot in art quilting. I love being creative. Thanks for a nice giveaway.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I am going to relax at our cabin this weekend!
Thanks for the great give away!

Winona said...

Quilting is my favorite craft, of course. I do have some others I enjoy, but I always come back to quilting. I will be doing my normal Saturday shopping tomorrow, but may be able to work in a little quilting in the evening.

quiltma said...

Quilting is my passion, but I also enjoy knitting

Lesley said...

I will be quilting in the early morning, sewing for most of the day,and ending the day by quilting again! Thanks for the chance to win!

regan said...

The 17th is also my MIL's 81st birthday! :o)

I plan on quilting, cuz that's my favorite craft! Can't get enough of it! That's all I want to do!

Thanks for having the giveaway!

rene said...

I love quilting
Rene

Richard Healey said...

Favorite Craft Sewing/Quilting cant get enough of it.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
http:// my1pictureaday.blogspot.com/

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a cool pattern! So sweet of you to think of getting it autographed for your winner. :-) I love to quilt and will be sewing tomorrow on my Just Takes 2 blocks. Have a happy weekend!

Irina said...

My favorite craft is quilting and since we're living in Ireland we'll head to the local village's parade to celebrate Paddy's Day!

Jennie P. said...

My new favorite craft is quilting, but I've loved sewing in general for a long time :) Thanks for the chance.

yorkie mom said...

Love quilting, scrap booking and embroidery! Thanks for a chance

Judy said...

My first love was cross-stitch, which turned into sewing costumes for my kids, then machine embroidery and now I'm learning how to quilt. Thanks for the chance!

Linda K said...

Hey Becky, Happy St Patrick's Day! I'm visiting my kids in Pennsylvania this weekend and we're going to tour a local brewery this afternoon. This morning I'm working on my " Christmas Row of the Month" with a little blanket stitching. All good things! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lorri said...

Would love to win. I am working on a table runner and need to sash a quilt today

Cheryl said...

I am going to have a cup of coffee and do some yard work! I need to get my yard green!

Tiffany said...

Favorite craft - quilting, followed by crocheting. I am excited to get some sewing done today, after I enter giveaways of course :D

Sandra said...

Spending the day doing blog hops and then watching videos from "The Quilting Show".

I can't pick just one craft. I alternate between so many.

Maria Kievit said...

I am doing a lot of sewing at this time, and altering bridal dresses to fit.

Margaret said...

I just finish two doggie go bags for both of my grand puppies. They are really cute. The handle is a 6 foot leash. Now I am working on completing some journal covers for a craft show in June.

Linda said...

WORKING ON A BLUE+YELLOW+WHITE BABY QUILT FOR CHARITY THIS WEEK! IT'S TURNING OUT SO CUTE IN PINWHEEL BLOCKS! THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY!

misstitcher1214@yahoo.com

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Procurei essa tal placa em todos os lugares que me foi possível,e nada.Tive que improvisar com papelão de caixa de sapato,mas saiu bonito.Eu sou viciada em hexágonos e agora em estrelas também,estou terminando uma de borboletas de hexágonos.Estou em frente este computador desde ontem 23.00horas,virada nos prêmios por que não posso comprar.Este serviço é muito caro e mal remunerado aqui onde moro.Que deus te abençoe e por sua generosidade.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com------Brasil.

Carla G said...

I'm hoping to get some sewing in this afternoon. My quilting is on hold as my son needs some new pj's. Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway! :)

jmniffer said...

I am celebrating today by blog hopping and sewing on my Short Story wall hanging. My favorite hobbies are quilting and cross stitching. Thanks for your giveaway.

Sharon said...

I am celebrating today by blog hopping. I started quilting about a year ago and am loving it! Thank you for the chance to win such sweet prizes!

JoyceLM said...

I love sewing quilt tops. Thanks for the chance to win.

JustPam said...

My favorite craft is quilting.

B Greene said...

My favorite craft is quilting, but I also love knitting and crocheting and needle felting and stamping and... you get the idea! Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!! I really want a Dresden Ruler and that pattern looks amazing!

Kathy ~~~ said...

I am enjoying the day doing this Blog Hopping. I love checking out all these blogs.

Michelle Chitty said...

I am Hopping on National Quilting Day of course.

Julie in WA said...

I'm not irish, so no celebration here, except to visit all the sites in this blog hop! I am a quilter and today I am sashing and bordering a batik sampler quilt!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am celebrating St. Patrick's Day with corned beef and cabbage, and the chance to find new-to-me quilting blogs - fabulous!

Lisa Cox said...

I am blog hopping today, but my favorite craft is quilting.

iluvmybugs said...

My favorite craft is now quilting but I also love paper crafting. Thanks for the chance to win.
~Terry~

Dee said...

LOVE PRIMATIVE GATHERSINGS, love quilting. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win.

Carol said...

I was going to cook out hot dogs for St Patricks day but go invited to the K of C dinner for St John Neumann. My favorite craft after quilting is counted cross stitch which I have done for many years.

Marcia W. said...

My favorite craft is quilting. It's really a passion. I'm celebrating National Quilting Day by following this blog hop. For St. Patrick's Day we have a tradition of an at-home meal of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and onions. My mother is a great cook. Thanks for the giveaway.

Peggy said...

My favorite craft is Quilting.
I will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a birthday dinner for my son who was born 28 years ago today.
Thanks for the chance to win your neat prizes. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Peggy @ Pastimes Quilt Design

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I celebrated today by having a 'movie night' with my kiddo's and now I'm blog hopping :) I love to quilt but right now I'm getting ready for a jewelry show so that's been on my table this weekend :)

MissMary said...

I celebrated with my guild today--we wore green, and I pieced a few green blocks! Hooray for a double holiday!

Leah said...

I celebrated national quilt day by starting a new strip quilt! :)

Brenda said...

I do not have a template for the Dresden quilt yet, would love to win!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have set Nat'l Quilt Day (weekend) for machine quilting 3 flimsies. Thank you for offering a lovely give away.

krisgray said...

My quilt is having its biannual quilt show this weekend. I spent yesterday surrounded by about 500 quilts and about 900 people enjoying them!

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy National Quilting Day!
I celebrated by quilting :) I am working on my UFO for this month...it is slow going, but fun.
Love your giveaways...wonderful treats!

Jacklynn said...

My favorite craft of course is quilting - but I still have a lot of stamping and scrapbooking supplies that I can't seem to part with. I also have a kit to knit a pair of socks....someday. Thanks for the give away!

KOcanQuilt said...

I love quilting! Started last fall in earnest. Can't do much due to time, but I do as much as I can. Thank you for the great giveaway chance.

Mary C said...

I love to quilt! THANK YOU!

DiannaJessie said...

I love anything to do with sewing, especially on my machine. I'm new to quilting and am already addicted_it's such fun! Thank you for your give away:) happy crafting.

Cool Cats and Quilts said...

I used to paint and sew clothing, but then I got hooked on quilting, which is painting with fabric! Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

quiltgrammy said...

I LOVE QUILTING!!!
Great giveaway!!!

quilt happy said...

i love quilting all through i am new to it

Kylie said...

I made green shamrock shaped pancakes for my family this year! Thank you for a lovely giveaway, I really want to win that Dresden Plate ruler! kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Quilting is my first love. I have cross stitched, and knitted, but I still love quilting the best :-)

Needled Mom said...

My favorite craft is sewing - quilting and garment sewing. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

DeAnna S. said...

Hey Becky...I'm in a burb south of Atlanta...and from southeast Louisiana...Hammond. I think we've chatted before but it has been awhile. Great prize. Thanks for offering.

JJ said...

Quilting is my favorite craft. I learned from my Mom who in turn learned from hers. A southern heritage. Great prizes, thank you.

sandyb said...

My favorite craft is split between quilting (sewing) and crochet. So, I am addicted to fabric and yarn. As for St. Patty's day, that was yesterday, I did yard work. Here in the northeast, so fine to start yardwork in March.

Thank you.

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Deb said...

My favorite craft is quilting. But I did not do a single bit of quilting on National Quilting Day. I spent the day at our local Maple Festival, but found some time in the evening to read some quilting blogs...that's a little bit quilty I guess!

Kim said...

I am not sure I can pick just one craft I love! I really enjoy scrapbooking and quilting! Those are the two I am spending the most time on now.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I love my quilting and stitching. thanks for the nice giveaway.

Rhonda D. said...

My favorite craft is making quilt tops....completing them is even better! Thank you for the chance
to win!!


wigglypup2@yahoo.com

supersara20 said...

Well, obviously I love quilting. But I also do stained glass.

Mom C said...

I did sit down and piece a little on natl Quilting Day but mostly I tended grandchildren. Did tie green bows in the girls hair, that's about all the celebration.

~Kelie~ said...

I don't really have a favorite craft, I'm best at making hemp jewelry though, although I'm loving making hairbows, and learning to sew EVERYTHING! I'm doing my first quilt top right now! I hope it turns out! Thanks for the chance to win!

Njeri said...

I also like entering giveaways, and waiting in anticipation for the mailman, Oh the suspense! My favorite craft is quilling although I have picked up sewing of late.

Martha said...

I spent Saturday celebrating St. Patrick's Day and National Quilting Day at my LQS giving demos. I love quilting and fabric. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.

beaquilter said...

I don't do St patty's but I do quilt every day pretty much, I was working on a quilt I'm making for McCalls ( my first one to be published)

Gwen said...

I have several crafts that I really enjoy! Of course, quilting is at the top of the list and takes up most of my free time.. but I also enjoy scrapbooking and craft painting! Thank you for the chance to win! I love dresden quilts--- and have been wishing for one of those rulers! :-) And an autographed Lisa Bongean pattern!! Wonderful!! I think scrappy will be perfect for that pattern! :-)

Waytogojb said...

I love quilting and did sew a little binding on National Quilting Day but basically I spent the day cooking.

Kathy H said...

My favorite craft is quilting with cross stitch as the second favorite. We had some corned beef for St. Pat's day.

thegoose said...

When I am at home, my favorite craft is quilting. When I am travelling, it is backstrap weaving (much more portable!)

We listened to some Irish music for St Paddy's Day.

Dara said...

Thanks for he chance to win such a great giveaway. I love to quilt. :)
I'm also a new follower.

Kelli said...

If collecting fabric was considered a craft, that would be my favorite. :o) Otherwise, it's quilting! Love it. Thanks for the chance to win.
xo

Diann said...

I enjoy many crafts, but my favorite is quilting.

Linda V said...

Favorite craft? Absolutely quilting! LOVE it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sharon said...

i love hand stitching and embroidery

Jennifer Gail said...

I like hand piecing. thanks

BuzyStitches said...

I started out doing machine embroidery and then turned that into quilting. But I like to do smaller items then I know I will finish them. Thanks

marth225 said...

I had a friend tell me that I was so relaxed behind a sewing machine and they were right - I love to sew

Debi said...

Great giveaway Becky, come visit me also!

{ Heather } said...

My favorite crafts are crocheting sewing--I'm just learning how to quilt. I love seeing all these quilting bloggers. Thanks!

sandy said...

Great give a way. I am a new quilter. I went to a Blue Grass Festival for St. Partick's day, super music. Thanks for th echance to participate.

Sandy

Binks said...

I'll be quilting and sewing baby items all month long (hopefully)! And I've really been wanting try my hand at a dresden plate block/quilt.

Joyce Carter said...

My favorite craft is sewing. Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

Nancy R. said...

My favorite craft is quilting! I celebrated St. Patrick's Day by making Pistaschio Pudding Salad and taking it to our Happy Saturday Homemakers club. They loved it!

Janet said...

Quilting is my favorite craft!! Thanks for the giveaway!

PJ said...

Wearin the Green on St. Patties Day and cooking corned beef - it was good. My favorite craft - quilting. Thanks for the chance to win.

Fleurette said...

I love quilting!! thanks for the opportunity.

Jacqueline said...

Quilting has to be my favorite but I am also learning how to hook rugs and I like that too.

Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

jleibfried@aol.com

LeAnne said...

Quilting and machine embroidery are the only crafts I'm doing these days. I love combining them.

diane said...

Quilting, and umm...quilting! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

jh22 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I have discovered quilt as you go, and I am having fun making baby quilts!

Robin said...

I love anything having to do with thread and fabric. Been embroidering (all kinds) and sewing since I was 7 - long time ago & am just getting back to quilting again. Thanks for the great giveaway.
A Dresden ruler? My very first quilt was a Dresden plate, all hand pieced and quilted. A ruler would have been nice.

angchappell said...

By far quilting is my favorite craft now dab a little into other things but quilting has stuck by me it relieves stress and im happy to pass quilts onto family and friend so hopefully they think of me when they wrap up in there gifts

Rhonda said...

I have done many craft "things" through the years as my mother was a crafter, however, QUILTING is my passion. I have stuck with quilting without getting bored longer than anything else.
I would love to have the patterns from Primitive Gatherings. I am currently making a Jacob's Ladder using Little Gatherings. :)

Cindy said...

I love quilting! I spent National quilting day quilting of coarse! I'm currently sewing binding onto my woodsie cabin quilt.

Happy quilting!

Denise said...

A favorite craft? Are you kidding? Seriously, I love quilting and knitting and cross stitching and...

Prairie Stitcher said...

Well, I love quilting and I love drawing...hence, I'm a quilt designer. Whew! At last, I've admitted it. Thanks for letting us visit. Bye for now....

Lisa C in GA. said...

quilting comes first, of course! But my favorite non-quilting craft is sewing play food out of felt for my kids to play with. It's so much fun, and I enjoy the handwork :)

I've been dreaming of a Dresden ruler...thanks for the opportunity!!

KrisD said...

Quilting is my passion! I did some sewing on National Quilting Day, of course. Your gifts for your giveway are WONDERFUL! I've seen the quilt made up in the same fabrics as the picture and it is just too cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Hope you had fun celebrating National Quilting Day and St. Patrick's Day!

Nancy Sue said...

I'm not sure I have a favorite craft. I like to cross stitch and quilting during daytime hours, but nighttime always brings me to crocheting which gives my eyes a break :)

Jodi said...

It's past the 17th but I'll tell you what I did. It was pouring rain last weekend so I stayed home. I worked on some embroidery and some hand piecing.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win some great items.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

JMF said...

I like alot of crafts but quilting is a favorite.

GG said...

Lovely give away! Thank you. I love checking out many Blogs. I go to their tutorials & print them out. Then I head to the sewing room to try out their tuts. I also work on the Childrens Hospital of Atlanta charity quilts called, 'Just For You' sponsored by my guild.

Rachel said...

The dresden ruler would be great use to me.

crafter1953 said...

Hi I love to sew and make greeting cards some of them have stitches on them. Thank you for the giveaway would love to win, if you are hoping good luck.

Laine said...

I like to quilt but I also like to do embroidery / stitchery in the evening while watching TV. Thanks for this great giveaway.
lsandes@comcast.net

Mamabill said...

Of course quilting is my favorite, but I also like hand embroidery. Thanks for the chance.

Cheryl said...

Every day is National Quilting Day for me. I'm always working on something - today, it's a lap quilt with the "Ruby" charm pack.

Pamela Nees said...

On St. Patrick's Day, I was catching up on all those UFO's hanging around!!

Looks like a lovely pattern!

Katina said...

I am an art quilter but my favorite craft right now is bookmaking!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Karen Propes said...

I love quilting and also do lots of crafts and cake decorating. Thank you for the giveaway!!
ncjeepster@aol.com

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Thanks for participating in the blog hop party. And thanks for the great prizes!
mary.marcotte@gmail.com