Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sharing the Love

I am so blessed to be surrounded by wonderful people.  I started blogging about a year ago (and have made over 100 posts!) and have learned so much and had so much fun!!!  I have participated in quilt-alongs, have won and donated to give aways and have given and received so much advice and insight!

To celebrate, I've coordinated what appears to me to be a complex, multi-site give-away/ introduction event. To you, I hope it's a seamless, easy way to win lots and lots of really cool stuff!

My friend Lucy is a brand spanking new quilter.  We bartered some patterns for applique.  But since it took a while to work out the details, she ended up buying more than one of Helene Knott's Veggie Cat patterns.   This one is available from   Want to benefit from Lucy's mistake?  Make an encouraging  post on any of Lucy's  Aug or Sept Blog post or this Flickr post to cheer her on while she works on her 2nd ever quilt.  I'll make sure there's enough fabric that you can complete this applique as well as receive the pattern.   

Just so you much as I love the veggie cats...Helene is an AMAZING landscape quilt artist!  I am working at stuffing my piggy bank so I can head to the Oregon Coast to take one of her classes.  I also have information from a reliable source, that she's in the process of designing some dog blocks to rival these kitties.    

Anna is teaching a Hawaiian Style Applique class in West Yellowstone, MT  Oct 8& 9.  Can't make it to the class?  Win  Green Batik Fat Quarters by posting a comment on this link.  

This heirloom 1896 quilt was a gift to Anna's Grandma.  She is teaching a reproduction of this in a West Yellowstone workshop.  I've been making a variety of quilts using half-square-triangles from 5" friendship squares.  I'm thinking that it would work great for a variation of this quilt.   To win a set of batik 5" friendship squares and some jelly roll strips that you might make this quilt with, become a follower of Victoria Rose Quilts 

As for me...I just always wanted to be the most popular kid in the school.  To win a packet of  lime/raspberry/purple  5" friendship squares and  fat quarters, become one of my blog followers.  If you're already a follower, leave a comment on this post letting me know you're a follower and you want to win. 

Oh that's not enough?  Everyone who enters by cheering on Lucy, being excited about Hawaiian Applique, wanting to make HST blocks and pretending to be Marjorie's friend also gets entered into a Grand Prize drawing that includes another Helene Knott pattern, some great fabrics, and whatever else we can find lying around.  

Like most give aways...we'll give you extra credit (another entry) for blogging about the give away or the West Yellowstone, MT Sisters Weekend Workshop where I get to do a trunk show and finish up some UFO/ UFQ's!   I sure hope you're as excited about this as I am.  I'll announce the winners October 1st.


Colleen said...

Im a follower!


Congrats on your blogging success.

quilthexle said...

What a wonderful, lovely idea! If you ever do that again - let me know, I would LOVE to jump in from across the pond! By the way, I'm a follower of your blog ;-)) I'll try to post on my blog about your giveaways, will let you know.

Nadine said...

oooh, thanks for letting me know about this. I have been a follower for some time.

smexychick said...

hi! its zoe. your quilting is so cool. by the way, i'm a follower. and i will see you soon!

rubia said...

I'm following!

rubia said...

I'm following Victory Rose Quilts

Kasey said...

I'll "pretend" to be your friend, and Victoria's and any other quilter-- we all have so much to learn from each other!!! I love your work, too. And I'm going to blog about your lovely blog!
Keep piecing!