October 3, 2008

Fall Into Fall Quilters Blog GiveAway

The WINNERS have been selected ..... see below. Thanks all for joining my Fall Into Fall Give Away. Congratulations to the WINNERS. I've sent each of you an email.

OK I'm jumping on Debi's Fall Into Fall Quilters Give Away bandwagon .......... oh boy this is going to be fun fun fun.


Now my rules differ slightly so pay close attention.
1. You "must" have a blog somewhere, some type.
2. You "must" have a USA snailmail address.
3. Leave a comment here why you like making gifts or what you plan to make for Christmas.
4. Comment deadline is October 15 (midnight eastern).


OK now for the goodies (4) I'm giving away ............




#1. Quilting Arts magazine Jun/Jul 2008 issue (I love Quilting Arts magazine so much I purchased 2 of the same issue.) Floribunda









#2. Quilt Journal (I made). See more details on the journals HERE. "T"




#3. Library Quilt pattern by Christine Thresh. Kathy

I made this one for DH ..... it was one of the first quilts I made 6 yrs ago when I started quilting.





#4. You have a choice of: Valerie

Baby Quilt (similar to one in the photo below).



OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR

I will quilt a small quilt (40x50 or smaller) on my long arm, "Prince Charming". You must provide the backing and batting. Completion date and pantograph will be my choice.






Remember the rules


1. You MUST have a blog somewhere, some type.

2. You MUST have a USA snailmail address.

3. You MUST leave a comment here on my blog before October 15 ..... why you like making gifts or what you plan to make for Christmas.


Let the FUN begin .............


80 comments:

Paula said...

Oh, I'll be first!! I like making gifts because it feels as if you are giving a part of yourself to the receiver. I think that is why people love hand made items so much. You've got a wonderful giveaway!! Welcome to the group....

Pieceful Afternoon said...

This looks like fun - please enter me.

Our son and daughter-in-law live in West Virginia - we loved it when we visited there.

Congrats on making all the charity quilts - what a great endeavor.

Kim said...

I love making Christmas gifts because it takes time to think of what would be a great gift- not rushing to the store and buying "something" of course it's not always frugal to make vs buy but it's so much more fun.
I love that bookcase quilt- I want to make one for my mom embroidering her fav book titles on the spines.
I entered you in my give away thanks for stopping by

Coleen said...

I like making gifts because it's giving of myself instead of just going and buying something impersonal.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You're in my drawing....Good Luck!

Joyce said...

I am planning two quilts for my daughter. She is away at college. I hope they will wrap her in my love and remind her of hom. You have lovely prizes. Please enter me in your drawing
Joyce
joycee2561 at yahoo dot com

Sherri said...

What a fantastic giveaway (and by the way, thanks for stopping by my blog)! I'm making a lot of gifts for Christmas this year, lap quilts for my children and a sister-in-law, and a lot of "quilty" bags and such for my quilt friends! I'm also doing tablerunners for my mom and grandmother!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Very nice giveaway! Please sign me up!

Thanks!

MGM

cedarchestquilts said...

Wow something you made, magazine, quilting--aren't you ultra great! For Christmas last year--I found out I enjoyed making purses & aprons---why? I used charm packs (or one's I'd swapped) and GOT THEM DONE as in finished! That was the best feeling (and they all loved & used their gifts) Angie

Sunny said...

Oh, wow! Please count me in. I like making gifts because to me it means so much more. Maybe not to the receiver (as I have had many people frown upon my handmade gifts and never even use them), but as I am making it, from start to finish, I am thinking of that person with smile. To get a gift made by someone means that WWWWAAAYYYY more thought, time, energy and care was put into the gift. I am not sure I am making too many gifts this Christmas though. Having a rough time right now with my mental health.

Needled Mom said...

I love making gifts because I love to receive a homemade gift. I make lots of quilted postcards for friends and family for birthday cards and they are always appreciated.

Quilting Arts is one of my favorite subscriptions. It is a great publication. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway.

Marilyn R said...

I like to give gifts that I make because I feel like I give a piece of me along with it. It shows that I really care about them. Thanks for entering me into your giveaway!

Bella said...

hehehe, I love red toes too! I like making gifts because I can personalize for the receiver and because it's what I do best, altho (if I had $$) I am an awesome shopper!

Pat said...

I love making gifts because you can make them so personal. I love receiving handmade gifts. What a great giveaway. Thank you.

Deb said...

I love making gifts for family and friends because I enjoy seeing their surprise and genuine pleasure at receiving the gifts I make. For Christmas I'm making several knitted items. I'm quilting two wall hangings now, but they will be gifts before Christmas.

debbie said...

I love making things for people. Its more personal than buying just anything. I only wish someone in my family were crafty, because I would love to receive hand made gifts!

~Bren~ said...

Hand made is always best in my opinion. It is from the heart. Anyone can buy something, but a gift of the hands is priceless.
GREAT giveaway!!!

Debi said...

Great prizes, I would love to own them all, please count me in! Thanks for joining us.

Kathy ~~~ said...

I love making gifts (Christmas)because I love to see the smiles I get when they open it up. I love to bring joy to others. I'd love to learn more about the cage quilts you make.

Loralynn said...

Wonderful giveaway! Especially the quilting - that's awesome! I love to make presencts for christmas. I think that hand made means so much more! Right now I am planning on making a psp case for my oldest Son, a hanging organizer for dolls and an apron for my Daughter and a purse for my Mom. I'm still looking for more projects thought!

Sandy said...

I love making gifts for people becuase it comes from the heart, I really would rather have a handmade picture than a dollar store item anyday because it comes from the heart...even my husband drew me a picture one year- I told him thats all I need...even making homemade fudge- it comes from the heart

Kristi said...

I love to make presents because they are so personal, the contain my love and hopefully they can be a keepsake to the recipient.

drucillastitches said...

oh, I LOVE your gifts,sure hope I win!!
I enjoy making gifts for my friends and family because homemade gifts are truly gifts from the heart!! My heart is truly in each one I make.
Thanks for sharing and participating in the giveaway!
How I would love to have a long arm like the one in your picture. Awesome!

Ginny said...

I like making gifts because they are more personal, have more meaning & are usually unique.

katie z said...

I love making gifts because they make people happy. I always like the "Ooh, you shouldn't have" that means, "I can't believe you think I'm that special" to receive a homemade gift. Please enter me.

tango's trash & treasures said...

Wow!! I love making gifts first to save a bit of money & they come from the heart. You have taken the time to put thought into your gifts! And everyone loves that!! I'm making Wonder Wallets for my clients this year!
Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

CuteStuffInside said...

I like making gifts because they're much nicer and more thoughtful than store-bought. I plan to make aprons and more bead-knitted purses. Have snail mail and blog - thanks for entering my FALL INTO FALL "I Want Candy!" giveaway.

S.W.A.K.
www.CuteStuffInside.blogspot.com

miniaturequilter said...

I like making homemade gifts for my sister and my best friend, neither quilts but they truely appreciate quilts, so they go to people who will love them! Please enter me into your drawing too!

Jessica said...

I wanna play!!! I just hosted a giveaway or else I'd jump in, too. I'll probably participate in her next one.

I love to make gifts for people, it seems so much more personal than purchasing something. In fact, I enjoy giving my quilts away so much that I don't even own a quilt of my own! My kids each have one and that's it!!! That is all of the quilts in our house ~ I keep giving them all away! But that's gonna change soon ~ its gettin' cold and I want a couch quilt this year! :)

Butterfly said...

what a great giveaway!

I am making 2 quilts for my nieces and places mats.

Myra said...

I am making aprons for the women in my family for Christmas. I love what your are offering in your giveaway and hope I win!

firewoman said...

I love making gifts because they are one of a kind and hopefully, the recipient realizes how much they mean to me. Thanks for playing along with the giveaway, I love your "gifts".

T said...

WOW - seriously, WOW, what incredible prizes! Do you get a prize for the best prizes? (Did I say, WOW?)

Your bookcase quilt brought back memories. My very first swap, back before I had a clue about anything, was book blocks - it was an AOL quilt group swap. Gosh, must have been almost 15 years ago!

I made my blocks up into a triptych and hung them over my fireplace. Then we moved, never got another fireplace, and the poor quilts just sit in the cedar chest.

Maybe my fall project is to find a nice place to hang them before the holidays.

I'm making quilts for my two grandchildren, a quilted tote/duffel bag for my daughter, and a "slug-bug" quilt for my son-in-law. (Yikes, I'd better get going!)

Tracy/FiberBabble

Sue H said...

WOW! What a give-away! I do love giving home-made gifts. It's like giving a piece of yourself. I am making three tote bags (for girlfriends).

jillquilts said...

Great question! I love making presents for any holiday/birthday because there is only so much that I make that I can keep for myself! :) And I like knowing that when I give things to my niece and nephews that they think of me when they use whatever I make them!

Ly + Alan said...

I love making homemade gifts, this year I am into making homemade journals, or book bags - it's fun to be creative and to think that the people who you make it for think of you whenever they use it.

I love love your giveaway - especially that pattern for that library quilt. (lyannab@gmail.com)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I like to make gifts because I feel like I am sharing myself...m...

Deb said...

Thanks for the opportunity to particpate in your blog give away. I think i will make some potholders and oven dress towels for christmas. At least that is my goal.

Jeanne said...

I enjoy making gifts because they can be tailored to the specific likes of the recipient. They are also one of a kind and made with love.

Terri said...

I like to make gifts because handmade gifts are so much more personal, with the materials chosen with each recipients tastes in mind. This Christmas I'm making an apron with matching potholders and patchwork dishcloths for my aunt, a lap quilt and matching totebag for my sister, a picnic quilt and matching napkins for my daughter-in-law, and some placemats and matching napkins for my soon to be daughter-in-law.

Treasa said...

I think the gifts we make for others are more meaningful. I am making a wee play charm quilt for my grandkids. Also some other little goodies. They live in England with their parents. My son is in the Air Force. They love getting handmade gifts. They love to get mail. The bookcase quilt is awesome. I have never seen it before. Please count me in!!

tisme said...

I love making gifts for my family. Anyone can buy you something, but the gifts you make come from the heart, not the pocketbook.
I am planning on making my sister a quilt with blocks from my friends on HGTV quilting forum. We are making a Bad Sue or Sam quilt. They are just funny ones, like we have one of Sunbonnet Sue as a poledancer! Look at my blog if you want to see some of the pics. My blog is tismeisme.
Tammy

Valerie said...

Most of my Christmas gifts will be canned food that I have been putting up this summer. I have worked so hard on it. It definately is a labor of love. I would love to be entered in your give away. It sounds so nice and fun.

Alice Grace said...

I am planning to make purses to give away. I love your giveaway!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, I love to give homemade gifts, I seem to be the only one in my family who quilts, so i love to make them for people who are special to me especially with colors they like, not just what I like. thank you for your giveaway, it looks wonderful!

julieQ said...

I love to make home-made jam for my friends...yum! Thank you for your generosity.

Norma said...

I think the true gift is when you give of yourself. So I try to make something for each member of my family at Christmas. Some years, not every one gets something but it does balance out. My son in law's yearly gift is a batch of home made chili for the freezer.

Beth said...

Hi!

Please enter me in your giveaway and come by and enter mine if you haven't already.

For gifts this year, A Beatles Quilt for my oldest son, and a quilt for my mil which she gets in November at Thanksgiving.

Thanks!

MariaJoy said...

I like making things for people because then they know you cared enough to take time to do it, and thought about them the whole time, not just stoppin at WalMart to pick up something

mariajoy@hotmail.com

Carla said...

I will make ornaments to give away at Christmas. I'm taking a metal class, so I want to practice.

The bookcase pattern is one I purchased in the 1980's and never made, I believe. Is there a date on that pattern? LOL

Thanks for including me!

jenny said...

the best gifts come from the heart and well i love to try and win this so please enter me in to the contest thinks

swooze said...

I like making gifts because the recipient then has something that they can remind them of you on a regular basis. That is assuming they use the item! I have 3 quilts in progress for gifts this year.

KrisinTN said...

I love making gifts. I plan on making small purses for my nieces for Christmas, and I am working on a large quilt for my mother.

Melzie said...

I like making gifts because I like receiving homemade gifts. I feel like its more thoughtful and just more personal :) now pick me pick me ;) xoxo melzie

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...
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BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Oh...forgot to tell you my gifts.... I love making quilts for family and friends. And table runners! And fudge, cookies, pumpkin rolls....YUMMMMMMM
Thanks again,
Regina

Kristie said...

such a nice prize package!!! I love making gifts for an occasion, but this year it seems to be alot of embroidery gifts...hubby bought me an embroidery machine!!! I also love to give my quilts as gifts.
KRistie

donna444444 said...

Homemade gifts are so much more personal.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway! I am trying hard this year to take the chalange to have a home made Christmas this year..so my daughter is getting a lap quilt and friends are getting some of the cute patterns from the Stitcher's Angels.

Rebecca said...

I plan on making some cheque book covers and fabric baskets for my sisters and a table runner for my Mom.
Great giveaway! (I do have a US mailing address).

Deborah said...

I like making gifts because they are so much more personal and remind the recipient of the giver - I hope! This is a wonderful giveaway. Please stop by & enter my giveaway if you haven't already!

Danielle said...

I love making gifts because it gives me the opportunity to make the gift personal.

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! One thing I know I will be making for Christmas are those little fabric baskets everyone is raving about in blogland. I've made a couple so far and I think they will make great gifts with some goodies stuffed inside. :)

vfernandez said...

I love to make all kinds of gifts, mostly baking, but this year I am going to attempt some sewing gifts.

Pam's Pride said...

I love making handmade gifts for my friends and family because I find that so many of them are just NOT in the least bit crafty and really appreciate something that I lovingly made with my own two hands rather than just running out and buying a last minute thoughtless gift!

bingo~bonnie said...

Hey QuiltNanny!!! I la, la, LOVE your little quilt journal you made so super cute!!! and wow, gurl! you have really went all out with 4 great gifts! whoo hoo!!! :)

I plan to make 2 chanealle throws for Christmas gifts this season ;) as soon as I get the minis swapped & mailed off!!! ;)

Be sure and "fall over to my blog" for my give-away too ;) Happy Weekend & Love from Texas! ~bonnie

bison61 said...

I'm making tote bags right now and then will fill them with goodies

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

kathi said...

Making pillows with quilted tops makes me feel I've given a part of myself.

Nancy Crawford said...

For Christmas presents I'm going to make pillowcases,purses and a set of octagonal blocks for a friend quilter. How amazing you are to quilt a top for someone!! Wow! I'm on the HGTV site as NancyC20. We can DOOOOOOOOOOOO it!

micaela6955 said...

My daughter and I are going to try making holiday ornaments this year for our tree and she also wants to try making some bead necklaces and or earrings. Thanks for having this giveaway!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Cris A said...

I would love to win your awesome giveawa! I love making and giving gifts because I like GETTING homemade gifts. When you make a gift it's a one of a kind! I make homemade cards. People enjoy getting them, and you never have enough cards on hand. If I win, I'll send you the most beautiful Thank You!

Kritta22 said...

I love making presents! I'm going to make most people in my family a personalize blanket. I wish I had the funds to make them all quilts but I don't so they just get blankets!!
Kritta22@hotmail.com

Saved Sinnr said...

I love making gifts, because it gives me great pleasure to see something I've made put a smile on someone else's face! I take part in charity blocks, organized a quilt gift for a young lady with leukemia (actually it turned out to be 2 quilts), and I make quilts for elderly people in my church. People who don't sew or quilt are so appreciative of the time and love you put into a project ... I think that's what I like the most ... that they can see the love, and many times prayers, that are put into a gift. And I must REALLY like doing it, because out of all the sewing and lap quilts I've made, I've only kept 1 table topper and 1 summer quilt ... I usually make things for others before myself :-)

Linda said...

I like making gifts as I love to match up what I am making with the fabric that I think fits the persons personality! I am making my middle daughter a music note quilt with curtains, my oldest daughter wolf quilt with curtains, and my parents a leaf/foliage golden anniversary quilt all before Christmas eve! LOL
Thank you for participating in the Fall giveaway!
Linda

Regina said...

I don't qualify for your Fall into Fall Contest but wanted you to know that your prize package is one of the best I have encountered as I have been visiting all of the blogs this afternoon.

Doris said...

Wow, seriously generous! I love it all! Thanks for the chance!

auntiedart[at]yahoo[dot]com

floribunda said...

I love thinking up the perfect colors for each person I make a gift for... thanks for the great giveaway!

checkersmom said...

Making gifts for other people is like giving a part of yourself. Great giveaway! Thank you.

Lisa said...

Your going to get tried of seeing me post in the stash busting thread cause I'm planning on making lots of stuff for Christmas.. Table runners, lap quilts, doll clothes, doll quilts and quite a few PJ bottoms for all the big kids...
I would love for my name to be added to drawing for your drawing..

Lisa

talia said...

Claire! How cool of you to do this! I, too, will be jumping in on the bandwagon with a CQ fun pack give-a-way!

Well i love making my own gifts, naturally because they are truly thought out and from the heart. For Christmas I am making my boyfriend a homespun stars quilt and I hope to make my sister the quilt that was supposed to be for my grandmother before she passed away. I would love to see the look on her face when she opens it!

I am so excited! Good luck to all!
hugs to you Claire!
xoxo

Valerie said...

I am so excited! We are having a new grandson in December. What great timing!! I will be keeping him so I will put this to great use. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Did you get my email with my address??? I am just so excited. I have called everyone I know!