Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May Giveaway Day




I am so excited. It is time for the Sew, Mama, Sew! May Giveaway Day. I am giving away 4 fat quarters from the Dick and Jane fabric line, 2 tablerunner patterns and 2 Dresden plate notecards. I had thought a lot about what question to ask you for the giveaway and then on Sunday my daughter asked me "Why do you quilt so much?" My quick answer to her was that I like keeping people warm and I can't sleep with everybody. (My daughter is 4 and likes to sleep with me.) So this is what you need to do to enter the giveaway.

1) Tell me where you are from.
2) Tell me why you quilt so much?
3) The giveaway is open until May 31st at 11:59 pm EST. I will be drawing the name randomly on June 1, when the winner will be announced. I will ship internationally and will contact the winner to get his/her address on June 1st.

That's it! I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy all of the giveaways.

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Margaret said...

Thank you for such generosity. The fabrics are lovely. Why do I quilt--because it satisfies my creative urge and allows me to live among beautiful colours and fabrics. Where am I from--a farm outside of Dunham, a small town in Quebec, Canada.

Ariane said...

Wow! What a great giveaway!! I'm from Kingston, Ontario. I quilt so much because it keeps me happy! It's a way to relax and be creative. I can share it with others and they usually love it. It's very rewarding.

Lee said...

Beautiful things to 'give away'! My kids ask me why I quilt too. I like being able to give the goodness of homemade things to friends and relatives. I love the way you can make something out of practically nothing and it is beautiful in the end. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Amy said...

I am from MA and I quilt/sew so much because it helps me keep sane and busy so that the everyday stressed of raising two kids and an impending delivery of the 3rd don't get to me as much!

two hippos said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I'm living in Michigan and I quilt because it gives me satisfaction to make something from start to finish.

Ali said...

What an awesome giveaway!
I'm from Houston, TX. I love to quilt because it takes away stress. I love creating order and doing the math. Plus, my kids love to watch.

Little Munchkins said...

I have just started quilted and am loving it.

Love those fabrics and would love to be in the running for the giveaway please.

Jen said...

i'm from Connecticut, USA. i honestly don't know why i like to quilt so much! I love the fabrics and making patchwork so i guess that's why.

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

Thank you so much for such a generous pack of goodies. I am actually just beginning my very first quilt! I think I'm going to be addicted though.

the6oclockstitch(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather said...

Hi, I am from Wisconsin. Unfortunately I am just a beginner, so haven't really done much quilting, but I have definitely caught the bug! :)

littlecumulus said...

Oh, yum. I love the giveaway! I love quilting because quilts are a functional craft -- I hate useless items that just sit around and collect dust. I also love the intersection between others' design and your own!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Hi Michelle! I'm from Utah and I quilt because it's my therapy!! Thanks for sharing :)

Lorajean said...

I love the question and I've been thinking a lot about this my self. I have a one year old and feel a little guilty that I can't wait until nap time to be creative. RIght now I quilt so much as a release. To feel creative and productive.

Coralee said...

I am from Winnipeg Manitoba and I haven't begun to quilt yet, though I'm sure I'd quilt so much because who doesn't love having a handmade quilt on their bed?

Rachel said...

Beautiful fabrics! I enjoy quilting for the finished project. I like seeing what I made and letting others enjoy it!

Mushyhed said...

I quilt as a form of therapy. It's what keeps me sane! There's something very soothing about mindless sewing/quilting. Oh, and I'm from Virginia.

RachelJ said...

Can non-quilters comment? I don't quilt but I sew because I like to see what I can create to make others happy.
mom0ja at yahoo dot com

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I quilt for a similar reason as you. I like to keep everyone warm. I like to bring smiles to the people I make quilts for. A handmade quilt shows them that they are important enough for someone to take their time to make them a special gift.

purchaser said...

Wow! What a lovely package you have put together!
I am from Washington State. I have started quilting because I love combining fabrics. It is exhilirating to find just the right mix... how the colors come together affects one's mood. either quiet and restful or playful or however I am feeling when I choose the fabrics.

katrina said...

I'm from Ottawa.

One of the main reasons I quilt so much/knit so much/sew so much is that so many people are so impressed that someone so young is capable of making things and being part of a rich, dying history.

the mama monster said...

i love the dick and jane fabrics! i am from utah. i actually don't quilt as much as i would love to because i have 3 boys under 4! i love to sew and quilt though because i love creating things that my children will love now and hopefully later as well.

sewing_passion said...

Love the giveaway package! I am from Napanee, Ontario. I don't quilt, but I really want to learn how to.

Starbound Studios said...

Hello there! I hail from the great state of Minnesota, and why do I quilt so much? Well, I quilt quite a bit because I have this crazy creativity that is all bottled up and must come out somehow! Plus, it is something that my mom and I enjoy doing together, and it's just great fun! I am so excited about your giveaway, because I've always wanted to make a Dresden Plate quilt! Thanks for the chance to win these great items!

Mikaiya said...

These are such lovely fabrics. I am in Arlington, VA (outside DC) and I don't quilt as much as I knit, but I do both because they keep me calm and happy!

RoseMarie said...

I am from all over, have lived in NJ for 1 year next week. I quilt so much because it's a great hobby to have when you move a lot (doesn't require company but company makes it more fun!) and it's a great way to let friends know you care although you're far away. Those fabrics would be great for the 2 baby quilts I've got to make for friends from our last stay in Texas!

Renee said...

I am from the state of Indiana, USA. I am a fairly new quilter and I enjoy it because there are so many different ways to make a fabric shine with all the different quilt blocks out there. I also love how any quilt block can take on so many different looks depending on the fabric used or by just turning it. I love the answer you gave your daughter!

weetoesandnoggins said...

I quilt because I love the look and feel of a finished quilt (not that I have any large ones yet!), and I love the idea of far off grandchildren wrapping up in them, too. I like taking little bits and making them into something beautiful, too.

KristenL said...

I am from Utah and I quilt because I love creating beauty within my home without breaking the bank. It's really fulfilling to finish a project too, and think, "I made that!!"

Steph said...

I actually haven't sewn a quilt yet, but I'm hoping to start on my first this summer.

Guute said...

I'm addicted to quilting. I like fabrics and I like being creative. I live in Belgium in Europe.

sugarbug said...

Oh, I LOVE that Dick & Jane fabric!! I have now fewer than 5 quilts started. I just need the courage to put them togther! My goal is to have a handmade quilt on every bed.
josilva3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jen said...

I just started quilting about 9 months ago. I've fallen in love with quilting and with fabric. It satisfies my need to be creative.
I'm from Arkansas.

Thanks for a chance to win.

Dolores said...

Hello from Toronto. I quilt because at first I wanted to use up the fabric that I had from sewing for the family. Now I quilt because I love to sew and try out new variations of patterns. I hand quilt so I love the patterns it brings out.

Louby Lou said...

I'm from the UK, why do I quilt so much? I just love to make things, basically. But quilting also means I get to make something both beautiful and practical and with so many fabrics and endless designs, it's an obsession I'm sure I'll never tire of.

Ahfat said...

I'm from Singapore. I don't quilt, because in Singapore you don't really need a quilt. However, I'm preparing to sew an I-Spy blanket for my girl, so that she can use it for cooler nights.

Becky said...

I live in Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA. I have made exactly one bed sized quilt but many, many baby quilts. My Grandma used to quilt and always made a baby quilt for each grand and great grand child. I am trying to continue the tradition.

kristi said...

Im from Michigan and never have enough time to quilt but love seeingmy boys get excited when I make them something they can sleep in...Ive been eyeing that fabric for some time! Great giveaway!

ChrisC said...

Thank you for the chance to win -- these fabrics are great! I have not yet started quilting, but I really want to learn. I SEW so much because I love making things for myself and other people -- nothing can compare to a home-made gift!

A La Mode fabric said...

Darling story! I'm from Bend, Oregon and I quilt as much as I do because I am a fabric junkie! If I didn't quilt... I' drown in loose fabric ;) Thanks!!!

Heather

Mlle Miracle said...

It's a lovely giveaway!
I have to cofess that I don't quilt yet, but I love to sew.
It's addictive in the good sense.
I like to make things for other people, chosing the right fabric and pattern for everyone. I feel very creative and I love to see that my hands can do nice stuff!

Trina said...

I quilt to stay sane. It's my little bit of time all for myself.

Loralynn said...

Lovely giveaway! I am from Michigan, near the thumb (it's so nice to carry around our own map!! lol) I quilt, embroider, sew...so much because it is theraputic for me. My brain will actually rest instead of running at a million miles an hour! It's relaxing for me.

Harmony said...

I'm originally from Idaho. Now I'm in PA. I don't quilt soo much yet but those fabrics would make a very cute play quilt.

The Mangerchine's said...

I currently live in New Orleans, LA... but have only been here 2 months so far, and am not sure if I can say that I'm "from" here yet. I actually haven't made a single quilt yet, I recently picked up sewing, and have now been looking at quilts and am just trying to get the courage to try. I do all these handmade things, because I like the warmth and character that they add to a home.

Rebecca said...

I'm in Beautiful British Columbia and love beautiful fabric and putting them together in a quilt and being able to see my kids enjoying them every day brings a smile to my face.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I am from Chowchilla, California USA, right smack in the center of the state.

I am new to quilting, but I would say because is because I love fabrics. Quilting gives you a chance to work with so many different fabrics in one project. Very satisfying.

Jerri said...

Such beautiful patterns! Small is more my size. I like to quilt because beautiful fabrics get lonely sitting on bolts. Displaying something like a wall-hanging or table runner makes me feel happy. Especially if it is in someone else's house.

melonkelli said...

I'm in Sunnyvale, CA. I like to quilt because it's fun to put together lots of different fabrics to make a colorful project! And I like to keep my family warm. I love to see the kids wrapped up in my creations.

emilyflippinmaruna said...

I love the Dick and Jane collection! I'm from Portland, OR and I don't actually quilt. I make kid's clothes, but I'm hoping to make a quilted picnic blanket for my family next month. Thanks for the opportunity!

flip_em8@hotmail.com

Sherry said...

I quilt to have an outlet - after quitting my career to SAH with my three younguns - I still like completing projects. I am just finishing my second quilt. Not speedy but not too bad for 6 months, right?

GinnyRit said...

I'm from Blacksburg, Virginia. I quilt so much because I'm a fabric addict and I just HAVE to do something with it :-)

whistlepeaknits said...

I'm from Ottawa but now I live in Manitoba. I've only made one quilt but I'm planning on making more as an excuse to horde tonnes of fabric!

Kyra said...

I'm from Spokane, Washington. I quilt so much because I have a young son and quilting relaxes me. I like expressing myself through fabric. THanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer said...

I love to quilt it makes me happy. I love all the different fabrics that go into it. Making anything on my sewing machine makes me happy actually!

Jenna Z said...

Hi! I'm from Illinois. I just adore table runners! I quilt so much because I keep GIVING away the quilts I make so I keep making them thinking this one will be the one that's for me and only me!!!

Angelia said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
I quilt because I love working with color and texture, and having something lasting and warm.
Angelia
momtwoangelsATyahooDOTcom

Linnea said...

What a great giveaway Michelle! I'm from Edmonton, Alberta...and escited to see so many familiar Canadian cities represented in your comments. Why do I quilt so much? Because I need an excuse to surround myself with so many of the adorable fabrics out there and even more so because I can turn that obsession with fabrics into something that others can enjoy as well.

Cheers~

aSprinkling said...

I have been eyeing the Dick and Jane fabric for a while. If I win, I'll finally get to use some! Yay! I'm from Georgia. I quilt because I like the feeling of success at creating something beautiful and useful.

Jessica said...

Hiya. I'm from London, England. I want to make a quilt for my granny, who's moving into a retirement home this winter. She used to make me quilts when I was young and I'd like to say thanks to her this way.

j.j.queree at googlemail.com

KitKnitty said...

I'm from Louisville, KY. I quilt so much, because I love patterns and fabric designs and it's the only way I can justify buying tons and tons of gingham.

Thanks for the giveaway! You can reach me at http://kitknitty.com.

Raspberry said...

I'm in Colorado, but I grew up in the East. I love to quilt but without a pattern, because I like to 'make it up' as I go. I'm not adverse to patterns, I just have more fun without them. My husband usually likes to help me while we watch a movie - he'll cut while I'll sew and I can make them up pretty fast.
rae_sunshine4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

i am from Oregon. And actually i don't quilt as much as i would like. I seem to always have too many things going on or the kids have stuff happening. I try to fit it in a couple times per week.
I just love the dick and jane fabrics!

Julia Marie said...

I'm afraid I'm just getting into quilting - but I love making things, and quilts are so beautiful!

Anita said...

Love those fabrics! I'm from the San Francisco bay area. I love quilting and sewing. I get a lot of satisfaction from the entire process. And I love fabric!

Laurel said...

I don't quilt nearly as much as I would like, but I love the excitement of planning and creating something beautiful and useful.

JoonToons said...

Ha, I wish I could say "I quilt so much". Really, I don't. I only just got started quilting but have fallen in love with sewing all over since trying my hand at quilting. The reasons... It started with wanting to create warm loving protective things for my daughters to cuddle up with now and hopefully still twenty years from now. But what got me hooked is the fact that there are literally endless options in quilting. It feels like there are no limits to one's creativity and that just amazed me. It's like going on a wild exciting ride with textures, colors, shapes and lotsandlots of good loving thoughts. Sigh. I love quilting. :)
Oh, and I'm from Wiesbaden, a city in central Germany. ;)

x said...

i quilt because it's fun! thanks for the giveaway!

Jingle said...

I am from Massachusetts! And...actually, I don't quilt! LOL! But I love fabric and I love to create! I do that so much because it keeps me sane and it keeps me happy. Even my husband knows that I have to play sometimes otherwise nobody is going to like the results! LOL!

Dionne said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I'm from Bellevue, Wa and I don't know why I quilt. From a very young age I loved the idea of 'creating' something, and I've always been obsessed with keeping warm and snuggly blankets.... so I guess it was only a matter of time before I became a quilter!
Cheers,
Dionned

MaryAnne said...

I'm from a town about 35 miles out of Boston, MA. I don't quilt, but I want to learn (hopefully that doesn't disqualify me?). For now, I use quilting fabrics to make cute clothes for my kids and these fat quarters would be perfect. And maybe I could get started quilting with your tablerunner patterns?

Thanks for the giveaway!

thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

Sue said...

Now that is a nice giveaway! The reason I quilt so much is just that I feel I must, can't really explain it!

Susan said...

Wonderful giveaway! I'm from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania and I'm addicted to quilting!

Aimee said...

I am from northern Idaho. I love to quilt and sew because unlike laundry, dishes, or picking up toys, my efforts are not quickly undone. What I sew stays sewn! It makes me very happy!!!

I love the Dick and Jane fabric!

Me? A Mom? said...

I'm from St. Louis and am a self-taught quilter. I love to quilt because I get to use tons of beautiful fabric!!!

Jennadesigns said...

Wow - I'm from Sheboygan, Wisconsin (it's on Lake Michigan). I quilt so much because it's like meditation for me. No matter how my day is going, it's nice to sit down and connect to the fabric, the stitches, the thread... very centering and calming for me!

PinkPetunias said...

i like to quilt because it makes me happy. who doesn't love a great quilt? (thanks for clarifying the sleeping comment, my mouth fell open when i read that)

Susan said...

I love these fabrics! I am from North Vancouver, BC, and I am not a quilter - yet! I am longing to learn.

affectioknit said...

I'm from ND and I quilt mostly for Lutheran World Relief!

Melissa said...

I quilt because it's another creative outlet to get my mind working, especially with design and color. Plus, it's always great to make something you can actually use.

Anja said...

Wow, great giveaway.

I'm from Slovenia.
I don't quilt, but I do sew. Why? Because it makes me feel relaxed, I'm happy when my girls like clothes I made... It's something I need to do. Sew.

Charissa said...

Beautiful fabric! I'm from Cleveland, TN, and I love to sew for stress relief and because I can make gifts that are very personal instead of cookie cutter for people. I love seeing their faces light up when they open something from me.

NAB said...

Super cute fabric. Im from Davis CA (close to Sacramento) And actually im working on my first quilt...and already addicted i dont think ill be able to stop!

Jessica said...

I quilt because it's easy and fun, and it satisfies my need for precision and order. I also love to make special quilts for the babies I know...

debbievds said...

WOW great giveaway!Thanks for the chance to win. I am from South Africa and I quilt because I love beautiful fabric.

Bonnie said...

Wow! You make such amazing quilts! Let's see, I actually wish I had more time to quilt. I quilt because my grandmother did, and it makes me feel a bond with her. I also quilt to show love to all those I quilt for!

hcotten said...

What a great giveaway. I actually don't quilt much. I have one mostly finished quilt top that I've been working on for years. However I do sew a lot and have a great desire to start another quilt. I just can't let myself start another one until I finish the one I have already started.

White Way to Light said...

The fabrics are so cute! I quilt mainly because it makes me happy and I love the social aspect of it! It definately is a lost art! :)

Jennifer said...

I'm from Utah and I quilt as much as I can because I love the way it stretches my brain :) Plus, I get another warm quilt to add to my collection (which I don't believe can ever be too big!)

maisiesmom@gmail.com

Jessy said...

Love the fabric - so generous!

I'm originally from Burlington, Ontario, but I'm currently living in Calgary. I quilt because I need something to satisfy my craving for creativity. What I love about quilting is a) how beautiful and tactile it is, b) how quickly you can see progress and c) the satisfaction you get when it's finished and you've taken it out of the dryer and get to stroke it's soft quilty texture! Okay, I promise I'm not as weird as I sound!

Baba said...

How wonderful! We live in Colorado where the winters can get very cold. My grandmothers both quilted and I guess it's been handed down to me.

Holly said...

Hi, I'm from Philadelphia, PA and I just love the touch and feel of fabric and love how it can look so different just by the cut you make! Thanks for the chance to enter! =)

kathytypestoo said...

Why not quilt so much? It's great to see something beautiful come from scraps! I live in beautiful Hillsboro Oregon, USA

Ellen said...

I don't quilt so much yet, I am working on my first! So I don't have an answer quite yet, but I started quilting as a creative outlet, and a way to buy fabric with some purpose!

I live in Gastonia, NC just outside of Charlotte.

Thanks!

The Shumate Family said...

I am from Tacoma, Washington, USA I am a beginning quilter and I quilt so much to get better and because creating things with my hands is invigorating... and addictive!

alison said...

Such cute fabrics! I quilt so much because I just love seeing the little bits come together and become one beautiful whole. Plus, I get cold a lot! ;0)

Thanks for the giveaway!
--Alison
http://alison.knitsmiths.us

Rhonda P. said...

Great giveaway! I am from Southern Indiana. Why do I quilt so much? Because it is relaxing and lets me be creative in my own way.

Marsel said...

I'm from Canton, GA (far northern suburbs of Atlanta).

I quilt so much because it's in my blood!!! The "need to create" gene was passed down to me through many generations. It's also a wonderful satisfaction to be creative, put work into something that will last, and then show love by sharing the end result with its recipient. What's not to love?

Bethany said...

1) I am from SLC, Utah
2) I am sad to say that I have only quilted one item in my life. However, I do love to sew other things. Dresses for my baby girl are my current favorite. I just love that I can create something wonderful out of a rectangle of fabric.

secret cake said...

Hi! I'm from Portland, Oregon.

I quilt because it provides me with coveted "me" time!

Take care!

secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

Shanny said...

Houston, TX. I love the feeling of creating.

Vanessa said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway! I am from Minnesota, USA and I find quilting to be a good outlet for my creativity and desire to give warm gifts.

toblerhaus said...

I'm a new quilter, but I've been sewing for a few years. I started quilting because I couldn't stand not taking the challenge. And, boy is it a challenge! I'm learning, though. :-)

amy smart said...

Wow! What a lovely giveaway!

I like to quilt because I enjoy having a finished product for my labors -that stays finished. As opposed to the dishes, laundry, meal-prep, beds, etc. that need to constantly be redone. :)

Jessica said...

Well, at the moment I just sew, but I want to start quilting! I'm from London in the UK but currently further west living in Bath (which only has two fabric shops).

abby said...

The dick & jane line is great. I'm from MN and I quilt because we need the warmth around here!

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

Oh man, thats a great gift! I love to quilt because I love the old ones that have many stories to tell. Like the ones that are made out of old clothes, or flour sacks. I think Quilts should share their story with every generation that gets to love on them. And as much as I love looking at quilts, I make my quilts to be used and loved the threads. Especially the ones with so many hours put into them. They need the most snuggle time ;)

Amy Godinez said...

I am from Grass Valley, California. I don't quilt because it scares me but I love to sew and could make something really cute with that Dick & Jane fabric.

Anya said...

Hi, I'm from Wellsboro, PA and I quilt so much because I have a disease -- fabricoholism! Thanks for the chance.

Tanya said...

I quilt and sew so much because it is so relaxing and fun for me honestly. It is my thing to do for myself that I love.

kirstenjoy said...

I am from Philadelphia and i quilt and sew so i can wrap the ones i cherish in lots of love

Eema-le said...

I'm from WI and I just finished my very first quilt. I have a feeling that there are a lot more to come.

Katie said...

Hi! I'm from Laguna Hills, California. I've been reading about how to quilt but have not taken the plunge yet. :)
katievarela(at)att(dot)net

Mare said...

What a fantastic giveaway!! I'm from NJ and I'm new to quilting. I'm on my 2nd quilt. :)

Ginger said...

Thanks for the great giveaway- I don't quilt (yet( but I sew because it is relaxing and feels productive!

Bec Clarke said...

I am from a tiny place called "Ournie" in NSW Australia. I don't know why I quilt so much, it's my addiction.

BeckyEtal said...

I am in New South Wales, Australia. Since having my first child, and VERY soon to be second I have fallen in love with the idea of handmade items for them. I want them to know the value of something made with love.

carmel said...

hy
im from israel
and i dont quilt so much becues i havent got the time withe 2 small kids and the third one on the way! but i sew other stuff and needle felt 2!
here is my new blog:
http://mellowisme.blogspot.com/
thank you!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I am from Minnesota and I quilt so much because I love to create something to give to others.

Charity said...

I am a new quilter, but as with all creative endeavors, I love to make stuff! Particularly, beautiful, practical stuff.

Elangatang said...

I'm from Seattle, WA. I quilt because I always hope to better my craft, and one day maybe I'll be as prolific a quilter as my late great-grandmother, Polina Belkoff, who quilted her whole life, be it in Siberia or Seattle.

A quilt she made me is the only possession I would grab in a fire.

elangatang@yahoo.com

Tina said...

I'm Tina from Greenville, SC. I've gotten away from quilting since having 3 boys, but hopefully I'll get back to it soon! I love it because it gives instant satisfaction of a job well done! I also prefer it to sewing for me because I don't have to worry about it fitting when I'm done...lol!!

Linda Schiffer said...

What lovely fabrics! You are sweet to share with the world. :)

I love to quilt for all kinds of reasons -- I like the colors and textures of the patterns and fabrics, the opportunity to meet nifty people, the pleasure of making a useful object that is also beautiful. Fun!

:) Linda

Jenny said...

Lovely, I have just the perfect project in mind for fabric like this. I'm from Illinois and quilting satisfies both my creative and mathematical sides!

Alyssa said...

The fabrics are so neat! I've only been sewing a few weeks, but I really hope to become a quilter some day. I love how you can make a one of kind piece of useful art. :)

Oh, and I'm from Hillsboro, Oregon, a suburb of Portland.

www.wordsandwool.wordpress.com

Henny said...

I am from Palm Beach county, Florida and I love quilting because you can just pick it up anytime and work a little at a time. I also love fabrics and textiles, and they say, "she who dies with the most fabric wins!" hennybulten@yahoo.com

Sally said...

I am from Illinois....currently living near Chicago.

I don't quilt so much yet, but I love to sew and have dreams of making quilts for myself and family, too.

Barbie said...

Love those fabrics! I'm Barb from BC, Canada!

I quilt so much because it makes me feel productive. I'm a SAHM of two little ones and I don't feel like I get much done...but with quilting, I have something to show for all my hard work.

Maggie said...

I'm from Lake City, Colorado. I quilt as a way to meditate and because I love fabric.

Thank you for hosting this great giveaway.

junglewife said...

I love to quilt because the fabrics are just so yummy! And it's so satisfying to see that finished project come together!

sewtakeahike said...

Hi Michelle! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I have to say, I haven't quilted a lot (I've only made 3 and have another top done and one in the works) but have decided I want to! I've never followed a quilting pattern but I think that's going to change soon. I'm in Colorado.

unexplainedbacon said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway! I am from Calfornia, but am living in Australia right now. I quilt because I love seeing a project go from bits and pieces to a complete whole, and I love the meditative quality to hand quilting.

cedar chest quilts said...

I am from Texas, and I love to quilt because they are beautiful and can be loved for generations. I love the fabric & other goodies you have picked to give away, Thanks Angie

Nik said...

I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio. I am getting ready to start my first quilt, but I want to start quilting to make keepsakes for my daughter and all the little babies my friends are having. nforgue(at)gmail(dot)com

Knitlee said...

I am from CT, USA. I am pretty new to quilting but I can see that I will be quilting so much because I love the fabric-and I love making lovely things for the people I love.

Laurie said...

Hi!
I'm from Clinton, Maine USA! I love to quilt because I love to create heirlooms - I love the way it feels to give someone a quilt and have them snuggle up into it! There's nothing like it!! Thanks for this chance to win!
Hugs,
Laurie

Wood Violet said...

What a lovely giveaway! I'm a beginning quilter but really love to see the ones I've finished being used - in the case of my two nephews that involves them (the quilts not the nephews), being dragged around inside and out.
I'm from Stouffville, Ontario Canada

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Melissa said...

Thanks for giving away these sweet fabrics! I love quilting because I love symmetry and lined up seams and the satisfaction of having eight triangles stacked and sliced to exactly the same size. I would spend MUCH more time immersing myself in quilting if I hadn't two little girls though.
Thanks again!
missyschwartz@gmail.com

**forgot to add, I'm from Baltimore, MD

Lucy C said...

I quilt so much becuase I love creating beautiful gifts for my friends and family. Thanks for a great giveaway!
lucy(at)alittlebitofsugar(dot)com

Lise said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! I don't quilt sooo much...I'm working on my first quilt. But I've always admired them, and now I'm doing it because it makes me happy and calm at the end of a long hard day.

tammiemarie said...

Love those fabrics! in Kansas, and I'm only now learning to quilt. I hope to complete quilts for my kids this year. I want to do this because my favorite blanket is a scrap quilt my great grandma and nana made.

mrsbeaver said...

Thank you for your giveaway. I am from NY state and I quilt so much because...it's fun and satisfying to see the pieces come togther

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

utah, I don't quilt, I make darling animals and dolls :)

Angi said...

Great giveaway! I live in a 100 year old house in Boston and it is quite drafty, that's why I make quilts...at least that's what I tell my husband.

{wood (dot) angi (at) gmail (dot) com}

Kelli said...

I quilt because it fills the need to be creative. I continue to quilt because there is always another project just screaming to start.

Fish in Training said...

What beautiful fabric! I've always admired the Dick and Jane line. I'm from a small Ohio town and I just started quilting. It allows me to be creative, relax, and end up with a finished product. I love being able to give something made with love as a gift!

farscape_girl said...

I am new to quilting, just started in 2008. BUT I have been sewing since I was a little kid. My mom taught me and she and I started cutting out little squares from her fabric collection for "Our" quilt. We never actually got very far, but I always remember going into fabric stores with her and how much fun it was to get excited over the colors and designs...I miss my mom and now every project I start I remember those moments in the craft and fabric stores. I am from Denver, PA (Lancaster County...so I am in the epicenter of quilting)

Betty Crocker Ass said...

I wish I could do more.
Right now my husband and I are just finishing up a remodel...then my weekends will be free to quilt as I wish!!!

Yeah.

Kathy said...

Love the fabrics! I'm from California & quilt because there are so many fun possibilities! It's addictive!

Shannon Hillinger said...

I'm from Kirkland, Washington. I quilt so much because I have a need to try and use up my fabric stash, but I'm unable to stop buying new fabric.

The Christopher Clan said...

Dick and Jane fabric is fantastic :) I quilt so much because I just started this year. Thanks for the giveaway!

Harley Dee said...

Lol, I love your answer :) So sweet. Well, I love quilting because it's completely new to me. I just started quilting this year :D

Renee G said...

I'm from Washington State. I love to quilt because I love creating things.
rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Butterfly Mom said...

Very cool, I live in LA and like to make quilts for my family on the East coast to nurture them across the miles. Blessings!

Deirdre said...

Hi! I'm from Northern California and I quilt so much because I just love to roll around in fabric all day!

GloJoeSews said...

Hi I'm from Los Angeles. I like to quilt because I love the feeling of making and giving something that special and one of a kind to someone I love.

Tina said...

I'm from Florida. I quilt because I love quilts and quilting and the comfort it gives to others and myself.

Michaela said...

Thanks for such great giveaway. I am from Sycamore, a small town about two hours west of Chicago, IL. I quilt so much because i love to play with fabrics and colors.

ange_moore said...

Lovely fabrics!

I am about to finish my first ever quilt top - and only started it because I was draeming about quilts when I was up doing night feeds with my now 7 month old son!

Christina said...

thank you for the chance to win such a lovely giveaway! i'm from Portland Oregon and i just got my first sewing machine! i want to quilt because quilts are cozy and i want to spread coziness!

Silka said...

I'm from Minnesota and I definitely quilt as much as I do because of the all the different fabrics. Then also I keep giving away the finished quilts and I'm keep saying the next one is for me.

Amanda said...

I am very new to quilting - I do it because I think there is nothing better than a gorgeous homemade quilt.

I am from Australia ;-)

Y said...

From Anaheim, CA very close to Disneyland. I quilt because there's something comforting about snuggling under a handmade blanket, even in sunny southern California!

zarina said...

I'm from Malaysia. I love the way how a quilt looks like - from the large number of fabrics that can go together to make something beautiful to the crinkly look and feeling of the final quilting.

toll-patchig said...

I am posting from Fröndenberg in Germany - a very very small town. Why I quilt so much ? Our house is still very empty and all walls are just "white" for now. So still a lot to fill with colorfull quilts to make it become our home.

My Child's Diary said...

I am from Israel. Actually, I wish I could quilt more than I do, as being a stay at home mom doesn't let me as much free time as I wish. Please count me in! Thank you so much for your generosity! samjerus[at]yahoo.com

Marie-Noëlle said...

I've been collecting fabrics for more than 30 years now
But I am not quilting much I am affraid
I'm in and participating too
http://lamachinacoudre.blogspot.com/

Jacqui said...

My problem is that I don't quilt enough! Just working on my first :) Ask me again in a few years and hopefully the answer will be different.

Jacqui said...

Oh, and I'm from New Zealand!

Christina Lowry said...

Hi! The fabric is devine...
Oh, right, um, I am from Queensland, Australia. I love to quilt because it is new and challening for me and I love that my Mother is teaching me! I grew up watching her sew and create and it rubbed off on to me. I also have her love of fabric! :)

GranChris said...

I live in rural NC. Quiliting is just a way of life for me. I've been doing it for 50 years now. It is such a great way to spend your day.

csims said...

I live in Atlanta, GA and have just discovered the joy of quilting. I love the process of quilting and the excitement as it's all pieced together and quilted. Quilts are an art form.

BKelly said...

Greetings from New Jersey, USA. I love to quilt because I think you can make it so personal to the recipient. I love that you can choose colors, patterns and designs that fit the person, making each one unique to the the recipient.

tara said...

amazing! your giveaway is amazing ! a dream for my eyes!!!!
I cross stitch and sew so much, because i need to relax a loooot!lol!and I'm from France, so not so easy to explain, sorry...

thank you so much!!!!

tara from http://atelierdetara.canalblog.com/

Bonnie said...

Love those Dick and Jane fabrics! I must admit, I have yet to finish my first quilt (just started sewing in the last four months) although I have finished one small top and would like to do more. I guess just because they look so beautiful!

beagoodmom said...

I guess I sew so much because it makes me feel powerful to create something. thansk for your giveaway.

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Taiya said...

I am from Michigan. Unfortunately I don't quilt "so much" so I will answer why I DON'T quilt so much... I have a 15 month old, we bought our house last June and since it is finally spring we are working really hard on fixing it up, we are planting a huge garden with my parents, and I do a lot of mowing and stuff at my parent's house to help them out! I can't wait until I get more time to sew and quilt!

fustian2 said...

I forgot to say where I was from in the last comment :)
I'm from Ottawa, ON, and I quilt because it's relaxing, creative, and I get something beautiful at the end. Also, I have this need to do something with my hands.

mendi_brown said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm from Arkansas and I quilt so much because it keeps me from watching so much TV. It also keeps from working out.

JULIE ♥ ADORE said...

i'm from France and i make little toys!!!!!!

mindboggld said...

Awww thats cute fabric! I haven't started quilting yet - about to make my daughter one though :)

RubyJunes said...

love, love, LOVE the Dick & Jane fabrics! I'm from rural farm country, Ohio...and I quilt a bit, but aim to lots more soon! It's good "creative therapy"!

Thanks for offering a giveaway!

June
http://www.RubyJunes.com
rubyjunes @ verizon . net

John said...

Hello!
I am from Helensburgh, NSW, Australia!
I quilt because I like the journey. I like choosing fabrics and deciding on a pattern. I like laying it all out and cutting it into neat bits. I love sewing it all together and pressing it and then sewing it all together again!
Thanks
Rene

Grace said...

Very generous. Love that Dick and Jane fabric. I'm from GA and have never finished a quilt - started two. I have finished tons of sewing projects, however!

Potpourri said...

I love the creativity and the fact I am doing my own thing. I have wonderful quilting friends. I love the techniques, the machines, the fabrics, the patterns. I love it period!!!!
I have been doing it for years and years.
I live in NS.
jethree at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

Let's see, I'm from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I quilt because it keeps my hands busy. I just can't sit I always need to be doing something, and this is a way to stay busy and be creative! Secondly I ran out of Dick and Jane cause I evidently didn't buy enough so this is the perfect giveaway for me!

merlinthecat said...

Hi I'm from Lansing MI and I haven't quilted anything (I just started to sew) but i really want to make quilts for my little girls so that they can always have something I made them.
merlinthecat at gmail dot com

Sue said...

Hi! Love the fabric you are giving away! Why do I quilt? I love seeing how colors go together(and surprised by how some work that I don't think they could and ones I think would be perfect aren't!) It is also a way to show love and warmth to someone far away from you. One can give a hug to that person whenever they curl up under a quilt you have made. I am from the west coast of FL where we don't need quilts too often!*g*

krousegirl said...

Thank you for an outstanding giveaway! My 4 year also likes for me to sleep with her! I am from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I quilt (not nearly as much as i would like) because although I have given nearly all my quilts away, the action of quilting is entirely for me...for being creative, for the relaxation of hand quilting, and for coveting fabric. Thanks again. ~~Jenny

Rafael's Mum said...

Lovely fabric ! I quilt because I love it. Then I give it away and create even more happiness ! It also destresses when you do something you love. I am in the Uk and live by the sea near Dover.

javede said...

I am from Germany. Actually I just started quilting, but it just seems fun to do.
You can contact me via a comment on my blog or the email provided there.

Kaye Prince said...

Great giveaway! I'm from Toronto, ON. I think the reason I quilt so much is really similar to your reason; I love the thought that my quilts cover people and keep them warm. I also really love giving anything as gifts that I made myself.

isabel f. said...

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
count me in, please!!
My name is Isabel and I'm from Coimbra / Portugal :))
I am completely in love with fabrics:))
and I am taking the first steps in Quilts:) I love combine the tissue that seems has nothing to do with each other, but the end result dramatically :)):))

go see my giveaway
http://rosaechocolat.blogspot.com/
and my flickr :))
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosaechocolat/
hugs Isabel

Brenda said...

I'm from Franklin, Tennessee. I love beautiful fabrics and it is a stress reliever.

Stacy said...

I am from Pennsylvania and I don't quilt a whole lot, but I do love making blankets for my little one's beds. They love them so much! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Amy Sp said...

Hi - I'm from Arkansas, USA. I quilt because I love the torture! Just kidding, I actually love to create things, and quilting is one thing I actually do OK at.

Bethany said...

Hi! I'm from Illinois, USA.
I quilt to escape the insanity of the real worldand also because I like making things for other people.

Nicole said...

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I love quilting because it is relaxing, encourages creativity, and at the end of the day you have a beauitful quilt to keep or give as a thoughtful gift!

Bowlby said...

Great giveaway! I'm brand new to quilting. I just finished my first (yeah, me!), and I can totally see how it's addictive. There's so much pride in making a quilt!

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