Showing posts with label Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. Show all posts

Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day: Quilting Podcast Love

Happy Monday everyone ~ It's Giveaway Day! Sew Mama Sew's biannual event is finally here!
For those of you whom are new here, I record and publish a quilting podcast of my own called The History Quilter Podcast. I began recording my own podcast as a way to give back to all of the other quilting podcasts out there which allow me to be entertained and educated while washing dishes, exercising,  gardening, etc.  Because I get so much out of the quilting podcasts I listen to, I wanted to share them all with you:  here is a list of my fellow quilting podcasters and locations in which you can find them via iTunes or Podbean. After you have entered all of the giveaway's you possibly can, come back here and please check out my fellow quilting podcasters - I promise you will be entertained and educated.

Quilting Podcast list - in no particular order.  Click on their name to visit their website.

     The History Quilter Podcast ~ yea that's me.
     Lazy Daisy Quilts- Daisy
     The Off-Kilter Quilt -  Frances
     Quilting For The Rest of Us -  Sandy
     Hip To Be A Square - Pam
     Crafty Garden Mom - Tanesha
     Scientific Quilter - Darla
     Peacebrook Quilting - Victoria
     Quilt Cabana Corner - Sandi
     Katie's Quilting Corner - Katie
     Nonnie's Quilting Dreams - Nonnie
     The Pioneer Quilter - Kelley
     Quilted Cupcake - Jean
     Quilter in the Gap - Rhonda
     Jackie's Quilting Chronicles - Jackie
     The Quilting Pot Podcast - A.J. 

In honor of Giveaway Day, I'm giving away the complete quilt kit you see below which includes the Walkin' the Line pattern, 8 fat quarters, borders, binding and backing.  The quilt will measure up as 51" x 71".
My giveaway is open until Friday, May 25th at 5:00pm Pacific Time and I will announce the winner on Saturday.  I am happy to ship internationally so all may enter.

To enter my giveaway tell me if you listen to any podcasts, quilting, travel, food, anything - it doesn't matter...but also tell me why you like to listen to it.  The historian in me needs a little analysis, not just the data.  :)

Enjoy your Monday ~ yea it's Monday!
Susan

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's Giveaway Day!

Welcome new and returning visitors to The History Quilter blog.  For those of you whom are new to The History Quilter, welcome!  If you are a podcast listener and love quilting, garden, cooking and a few other things I throw in, please check out my podcast called The History Quilter which you can find on iTunes and Podbean.  

It's finally here!  The wonderful, amazing, time-killer Giveaway Day hosted by Sew Mama Sew that happens twice a year.  We've all waited seven months since the last one and today is the day.  Get ready boys and girls...here we go! 
It's all about the quilting fabric in this Giveaway.  A kit and a charm pack.  Don't they sound cute together?


A Kit and a Charm Pack
For the Kit:  Hungarian Blue by Sue Zipkin for Clothworks.  Includes all the fabric to complete the quilt top and binding (no backing fabric) which measures out at 61" x 78" finished.  I've used this fabric on two other projects and I just love it as the colors are vibrant and....blue.  My favorite color.  Go here to see the pattern pdf.

Hungarian Blue Quilt Pattern
For the Charm Pack:  Flurry by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics.  42 squares of assorted reds, greens, blue and whites just waiting to be quilted up into a table runner, place mats or perhaps small Christmas bags?  Vanessa of V & Co. has a wonderful tutorial for bunting made with a charm pack called Moda Charm Pack Celebration Flag

Flurry Charm Pack by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics

Before I continue PLEASE make sure I can get in touch with you.  It's a major bummer to read a super cool comment from someone whom I cannot reply back too.  This giveaway will be open until Friday, December 16th at 5PM PST after which I will chose a winner within 24 hours and have the package out the door on Monday, December 19th.  

Who can enter:  Anybody as I am happy to ship anywhere in the world. 
How to enter:  Leave me a comment about something new you have tried, somewhere new you have gone, someone new you have met,etc. - tell me about new things that have been discovered in your life.  If you can't think of anything  - go with one of my favorite subjects: food.  

Enjoy Giveaway Day...or Giveaway Week as some of us are calling it....and Good Luck! Click here to go back to the Sew Mama Sew Blog for more linkups.  
Susan

Saturday, December 10, 2011

HQ Podcast Episode 18 The Miscellaneous Episode

I took advantage of a quiet house this morning and recorded a short podcast about various subjects ~ ergo, The Miscellaneous Episode.

Sandy from the Quilting for the Rest of Us podcast commented/reminded me this week about her podcast Episode 63 where she spoke with Jaye of Artquiltmaker.com about Lines in Quilts.  In her blog notes, she highlighted a few Log Cabin Quilts which both she and her mother had made.  Go take a look at Sandy's photos here.   They are wonderful.

Gretchen from 120 Blocks also commented during the week about a Log Cabin Quilt that fellow quilters at her church created for a charity auction to raise funds to support missionaries.  She explained how individual quilters made blocks and how Gretchen had to "re-do" some of them and she was very clear on how she did not appreciate that process.
Charity Log Cabin Quilt - Photo courtesy of Gretchen of 120 Blocks
After a very busy morning and early afternoon, I rewarded myself with some time at the sewing machine.  My results:  my first log cabin block.  Improvisational, fun and perfect for my 12 year old niece. It was fun to move from side to side picking up a slice of fabric and placing it here or there to get the right feel.


Before I forget, I will be participating in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day on Monday, December 12th so please come back to see what I'm cooking up.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday,
Susan