Friday, November 23, 2012

It's here!!! The 2012 Christmas Quilt Show is open.....

The 2012 Christmas Quilt Show is here.....Oh my goodness, I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I cannot wait to see all of your wonderful Christmas (or winter-themed) quilt projects and to visit your blog posts about them. So that it is easily found, I am including the entry/link tool here, but please read the entire post, before you add your link. I would hate for you to miss out on opportunities to win  door prizes.

First, I want to recognize and thank all the Santas and Elves that have helped with this show, by sharing links and information before the show started.

Next, our sponsors for this event have been very generous.  Thank you to all the sponsors!  This show is certainly more fun for those that enter projects in this show, as well as those that come to view this show, by having these wonderful sponsors:

·         ASF Lightware Solutions
·         Aurifil
·         BlackEyed Susan Designs
·         C&T Publishing
·         Fabric.com
·         Fat Quarter Shop
·         Jay Bee Designs
·         PurrfectSpots.com
·         Quiltboxes.com
·         SewforeverQuilting
·         Sewing with Silk
·         Taste of Home Magazine
·         Udderly Smooth
·         Wagons West Designs

Next, I want to thank everyone that takes the time to enter this show.  This show wouldn't happen without you.  But I do ask that before you add a link, please be sure to first read the rules on the entry page.


Thank you to those that take time to view all the entries and leave words of encouragement with the quilters that entered.  After all, one of the best parts of entering a quilt in a show is hearing positive feedback.

If you have any questions, please email me and I'll do my best to respond.  Due to the anticipated number of comments, my apologies if I am unable to get to you quickly.

Lastly, remember this is all about having fun, enjoying the holidays and sharing our love of quilting with others.  And, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and winter holiday season!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's snowing sponsors!!!!

Look at all of these LOVELY new sponsors:



Use your favorite scraps to make seven nineteenth century inspired projects from Annie's Scrapbag! Soft cover, 36 pages.











Fabric.com is donating four $25 gift certificates.




C&T Publishing Beautiful Botanical Umbrella (I WANT THIS ONE!!)
Sing in the rain or stay out of the sun with this fashionable umbrella, featuring a detail from the Indian Garden quilt shown in Deborah Kemball's book, Beautiful Botanicals.



A pattern from http://www.sewforever.com/.








A pattern from http://www.blackeyedsusandesigns.com/








Jay Bee Designs is donating a book:
One Unit Mystery
Whether you are new-to-quilting or a pro, this book is for you. The quilt block used is not your typical traditional block. This new, simple and quick, magical unit is very different and creates eleven, all pieced, mysterious patterns. The book includes instructions on how to make table runners, wall quilts, plus options for more. BONUS! How to use leftovers from the cuttings to make a border. Published by QuiltWoman.com. 








A trio of Silk Dupioni Fat Quarters and tips on working with them from  Sewing with Silk.










 
 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Two more sponsors for the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show

The 2012 Christmas Quilt Show is quickly coming......but it won't be a success without you! FIRST are you getting your quilty Christmas/Winter themed items ready? Have you already started crossing your fingers for a prize or two from our sponsors that you would like to win? You have two opportunities for entries right now:

1. Post the blog badge on your main blog page.
2. Post an entry to your blog, with the blog button in the post.

Udderly Smooth is donating three of their products.


And quiltboxes.com is donating one of their beautiful handmade boxes. Actual photo of prize will follow soon, because it is still being made - however, here is an example of Dave's work:



Friday, November 2, 2012

Our newest sponsor for the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show

The list of sponsors/prizes for the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show continues to grow!Thank you ASF Lightware Solutions for donating this fantastic tool for quilers:

Beam N Read LED 6
Deluxe Hands Free Light
(500x500, 68K)

Make Beautiful Things - Free Machine Embroidery file

I am thinking of using this free embroidery design to make a machine cover for my embroidery machine - or maybe a framed piece for my stud...