Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Whirl Into Winter Giveaway!!

The holidays are over and it’s time to Whirl Into Winter with the Quilt Bloggers Giveaway organized by Debi. What a nice way to add excitement to January!!

Between January 1 and January 14 at noon CST, leave a comment on this post and tell me one thing you love about quilting or quilts. Only comments answering this question, left on or after January 1, 2009 will be counted. Please be sure I can get your email address on your blog profile or leave an email address so I can contact you.

Here is my wintry giveaway.


This is a quilt pattern called “Warm and Wintery” by Cotton Way which uses a pack of charm squares. You will get a charm pack “Miss Jump’s Scrapbag” from Moda and a yard of creamy background fabric to get you started on the quilt. To round out the wintry theme, I crocheted a cuddly scarf from Homespun yarn and will send some packets of tea and cider to keep you warm. There’s a little snowman sled just for fun!

Be sure and check out all the blogs participating in the giveaway, AND, leave your comment here on January 1st!!

One thing I love about quilting is that it ties me to generations of women whose creativity produced beauty from scraps. What an inspiration to take ordinary things in life, even the scraps, and make something unique that will bless and comfort ourselves and others.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Do come back again.

A huge thank you to all of you who left comments telling what you love about quilting or quilts. Most comments mentioned the creativity that quilting allows, the love of fabrics, the enjoyment of the process from choosing fabrics to the final quilting, and the joy that comes from giving quilts to those who will treasure them. There was also overwhelming appreciation of the fellowship and friendship that comes from meeting and sharing with other quilters even those who will never be met face to face but who become very dear across miles and even oceans because of a shared love of quilting. I feel so fortunate to visit blogs and share a few minutes with quilters whose tastes reflect my own and those who venture into new areas I can only appreciate!! I hope you will return again and visit with me and brighten my day with your comments.


The winner of my giveaway (randomly chosen by my sweetheart from a bowl full of names) is
Barbara, who said that "being creative is my favorite thing about quilt-making." Barbara, I'll email you and will have your package in the mail quickly.


Thank you again to everyone who participated in the giveaway and thank you to
Debi for organizing such fun!

214 comments:

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bluebird-lyn said...

Happy New Year Karen, it is now 2009 in Aus.Their are several things I love about quilting it is the friendships formed and the feel of belonging that I love the most. Regards Lyn

kiwicarole said...

Hi! Thanks for offering this great prize! I love cuddling up in a quilt when I lay on the sofa watching a movie on tv!
I'll keep my fingers crossed I win! Thanks,
Carole

Daisy Jayne said...

Their are several things I love about quilting it is the feeling you get from picking the fabric the pattern, cutting ,piecing, quilting and the smile on the face of the receiver

quiltma said...

What do I love about quilts or quilting is that from start to finish you can have a love affair with each quilt. It's like a new relationship with each new quilt.
Making eye contact with the right fabrics and patterns. Learning what does and doesn't work with each quilt. And lastly snuggling up with the finished quilt.
Sue
quiltma@yahoo.com

lani said...

Hi Karen i love everything about quilting it has brought me such joy and true friends.....

Shari said...

Happy Quilty 2009! It's hard to pick only one thing to mention, but it would have to be fellow quilters past and present and future. Life is about people and quilting is a bonus. Have a good giveaway!

Lissa Jane said...

what I love about quilting is seeing my efforts turned into something of beauty (even if I am biased) and the generosity of quilters.. I love sharing my stash with my friends, even my overseas 'never probably never meet' friends..

Best wishes for 2009..


Lissa
Australia

Fiona said...

Hi Karen,

What a lovely give away.. The thing I love most about quilting is the joy of giving asnd the joy I feel with each stitch when I am amking something for someone else. The feeling needs bottling.
Regards,

Fiona

Barb said...

I am not one that can sit still, I love quilting because it gives me something to do. It is a creative outlet...and if I ever need a quick gift, I have tons of UFO's in the works.

fivesons4barb.yahoo.com

I too am hosting a giveaway
www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com
come and see me!!

cindyr said...

I love quilting as a means to create art for my loved ones. It is something that can be inherited.It helps me to relax from the stressors of the day.
I am eager to participate in your giveaway.crangellaw@yahoo.com

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a lovely group of prizes.

Happy New Year!

May Britt said...

What i love about quilting is all the friends I've got through this hobby. Friends all over the world.

Fiesta said...

I love hand quilting. I wish there was a faster way to do it so I could hand quilt more of the things I make

Wendy said...

Hi Karen, and thanks for this wonderful offer. I've only been quilting for a bit over 2 years but love learning all there is to learn about quilting. So many styles and techniques one could never be bored. I also love seeing my own improvement with practice. It keeps me motivated :)

Kay said...

Hi and Happy New Year to ALL!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! I love quilt making because it's a creative outlet for me and to enjoy the friendships qulting has brought me. Hugs Kay M. (petking@vcn.com)

Robin said...

Happy New Year!

I love to snuggle under a handmade quilt. Not only is it snuggly warm, but you can feel the love that was put into it.

Anya said...

I love quilting because it lets me share my creative impulses with friends and family. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan said...

I love everything about quilting. It is my therapy...it keeps me sane!

Llyn said...

I love the scarf! Have a Happy New Year's Day!

Llyn said...

oops! Forgot to say what I love about quilting! The handstitching. It soothes me.

Suzan said...

The thing I like most about quilting is end result. I love seeing how bits and pieces of fabric turn into something beautiful.

Sue in Marion said...

I love everything about quilts and quilting--it's a never-ending opportunity for creativity and keeps me from going nuts!

Stacey said...

I just finished my first quilt, and what I loved about making it was watching it grow into something beautiful! now it's useable and warm also!
Stacey
luv2knit@roadrunner.com

Jeanne said...

I have made so many friends who share my love of quilting that I can't imagine not having quilting in my life. Happy New Year!

Carlotta said...

Happy New Year!
One thing I love about quilting is the love that goes into making one.
~Carlotta~

Terri S said...

The best thing about quilting is watching your work turn in to something beautiful and useful.

Rebecca said...

Great giveaway! I love the being able to create something beautiful and the response that I get from my family and friends when I make something for them and knowing that it will be loved for a long time. I hope one of my daughter's is inspired to quilt one day too.

Sara said...

What I love about quilting is the friends that I have made through our shared interest - they offer inspiration!

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

GoldenThreads said...

How beautiful is a lifetime of days pieced together. That is what I love about quilting. The individual fabrics, (or days), may at first seem ordinary. But the beauty is revealed when the designer's plan is followed and the pieces are joined with others.

Tamara
medlegalanalysis@knology.net

CJ said...

Great giveaway!
I love the community of quilters I have met, online and in person. I love the FABRICS for quilting. Swooooon. :D

Jackie said...

I've wanted to learn to quilt for years and in October I decided to go ahead and take a class. It makes me feel close to my grandmother who died when I was 8. She is what I think of when I see a quilt or if I'm quilting. She would be very happy!

jackieDOTkATcomcastDOTnet

Poerava said...

What I love about quilting is that it makes me happy.
Happy New Year

Mel said...

Very nice gifts!

I love the friends I've made through quilting!

Happy New Year!

Beth said...

I havent started quilting (2009 goal!) but i love everything that goes into a quilt. That the quilter picks out fabrics just for you, and matches up a quilting pattern to fit. I love reciveing them!

Kim said...

Happy New Year, what I love about quilting is that it just goes together some easily some not so easily. Then the finished product is like giving a hug to someone you love.

Karen said...

One thing I love about quilting is giving them away when I am done. I haven't kept anything for myself. I keep saying I am but then I just give it away.
Be sure to check out my blog, I am also participating.

Karen in IN
merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com
hillk0306@yahoo.com

Walker Lady said...

I love the mental therapy that I get out of quilting. It never ceases to amaze me how relaxing it can be to get those creative juices going and produce something unique to me!
Sherri
sewangelic@sbcglobal.net

Ruth said...
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Ruth said...

I love quilting of all kinds but needleturn applique is my favorite way to relax and create something I truly treasure.

ruthrberkeatyahoodotcom

Sue Cahill said...

I love quilting because it brings order to my chaotic life, if even for just a few minutes a day. It gives me the chance to play with color and pattern and regain some sanity. And what I produce is full of my love.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

rachel griffith said...

what i love about quilting:
i putting in the work and effort to making a great quilt...but i LOVE seeing the person't face when the recieve it.
:D

Cris A said...

I love the almost instant gratification you get from piecing fabric together!

dolls123 said...

The fact that they are handmade & comfy

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

requilt said...

I love making tops more than anything.
Rita E in AZ
requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great giveaway! Mine starts on Friday so please stop by.

I hope that the new year holds many wonderful possibilities for you.

Kaye said...

I am only quilting for 2 years, but what a Love Affair. It brings me peace comfort, and mostly the thrill of seeing a quilting piece become a work of Love & Art. I am only sorry I didn't start years ago. Happy New Year to all. NanaBarto@aol.com

Alice I. said...

Hi Karen! Those are truly wonderful prizes you are giving away. I have two reasons why I love quilting: 1. Unlike anything else I have done, quilting allows me to lose myself in every piece of fabric, every stitch, the steady humming of the sewing machine and relax with no care in the world. 2. I also like that quilting unites women from every walk of life, and suddenly we are the same. Very cool! Happy New Year! imallyv@aol.com

Annette said...

The thing I love most about quilts is snuggling up in one. Realizing the time someone put into making it, enjoying the different fabrics. So much more fun that snuggling up in a plain old blanket. Your giveaway package looks awesome!

Needled Mom said...

Great giveaway.

I would have to say that the one thing that I love about quilting is the joy it brings in construction and the pleasure it gives me to give it as a gift.

Happy new year.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

One thing I love about quilting is.....it amazes me, that I can do it. Everytime I finish something, I stare at it for days in amazement that I actually did it. lol
tonyahmay@aol.com

Renee G said...

I'm always amazed at the beautiful finished project from just a few plain pieces of fabric.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Shawnee said...

I love the cozy feeling the weight of a quilt provides, along with the artistry in each individual stitch.


Shawnee from Sassy Flirty Apron Swap and Shawnee's Tangled Tales

Tudy said...

I love the warmth of a quilt and the memory of the one who made it.

tcook43@gmail.com

Gene Black said...

I love taking bits of fabric and turning it into a warm and cuddly expression of love. I enjoy both the camaraderie of quilting and the solitude of it. It is great that it is both social and solitary, whichever is needed.

ebandit AT hotmail DOT com

debbie said...

I love making quilts, but mostly i love giving them away. :o)

Lynn Osborne said...

I love the whole creative process of making something special from nothing special. Thanks for the chance to win! lynnosborne[at]verizon[dot]net

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the connection to my past and to others that I feel when I quilt. My grandmothers quilted, my mother quilted, and now me. I'm hoping one of my daughters and/or granddaughters will carry on the tradition. blessings, marlene

Lyn said...

i love the end result of quilting. Unbelievable I created that.

Lyn

Carol said...

Love your giveaway. I love the whole process of making a quilt. I love the feeling of a completed project and also the wonderful quilting friends that I have made.
libertythreads@charter.net

Carrie P. said...

Your giveaway is so nice. The one thing that I love about quilting is the creative process. I might start with a certain pattern but I always change it to make it my own. Happy New Year.

Debi said...

The one thing I love about quilting is giving them away. What great giveaway prizes and I would love to win them. Thanks for joining us.

Lovie Ball said...

It might sound crazy, but when you make a quilt and give it away, you are giving away LOVE. I love making quilts and consider a gift of a quilt to be a gift of love. Its easy to give a giftcard or store bought gift, but it takes work and effort to make and give a quilt.

Nici said...

Happy New Year!!!

I love sharing ideas with friends. Quilting has brought me closer to one of my best friends who been SUCH an inspiration for me..

nici826 at yahoo dot com

Tina said...

One of the things I love about quilting is the love of quilts my grandma gave me. I used to lay under the quilt frame as she, mom and aunts quilted. The quilt looked like a cathedral window with the light shining through.

Annelies Dease said...

I love the collections of fabrics and patterns that quilting offers. Happy New YEar!!! Annelies

Pinky said...

I love being the creator of something that gives someone else (or even me) pleasure! Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway. How generous of you! Happy New Year. Karleen rtnkt@charter.net

BrineS said...

I love how relaxing quilting is...and I get to be "sew" creative!

Happy New Year from Australia!
Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Brooke said...

I just started quilting about 4 months ago...Thanks to my grandmother! I have finished a couple already! I love quilting because I can be creative, it's relaxing, and I just feel like I really accomplished something when I completed one!
I just love all your goodies and scarfs are my favorite thing to wear in the winter!
Thank you so much for the chance!

Have a lovely New Year!

Brooke

Karen S said...

I love quilting for the fact that it is a way to pass on something to the next generation. My grandmother's and my mother's quilts are among my most cherished things.

kat said...

Everything looks cozy...and i lvoe quilts because they make me feel warm =)

katch05(at)gmail(dot)com

julia said...

Hi Karen,
although it's already the 2nd I'd like to say 'hello' and wish you a happy new year. I just found your blog through the WIW-giveaway and I'm glad I did. I've put you on my rss reader list and I'm sure visiting again ;o).
Cheers, Julia
P.S.: your giveaway is awsome & I'm sure the winner will be a VERY happy girl!

Tsoniki said...

I just love quilts - love picking out fabric, love sewing them, love having them on the bed or couch to grab and cover up.

Happy New Year!

My blog is http://mebeingcrafty.com and my email is tsoniki at gmail dot com

Pat said...

Of course, I love the finished projects, but I also love the people I've met through quilting and the way they are all so helpful and kind...and I like being part of such a network. Hope you went to my blog and entered my giveaway, too.

Terry said...

Happy new Year! I love the whole process of making a quilt, from choosing the fabrics and patterns to cutting and sewing and turning it all into something wonderful! Thanks so much! :0)

Catherine said...

What a great giveaway prize! The thing I love about quilting is the almost therapeutic effect stitching has -- it's a great way to forget the stresses of the day and just get lost in something creative.

Dionne said...

What a wonderful giveaway. My favorite item is that beautiful scarf. I don't crochet or knit, but I do quilt. I love the wonderful quilting community! But I must admit I also love sitting by my fire just starting a new project! What a wonderful feeling it is to just start a wonderful project with beautiful fabrics!
Cheers, Dionne

Codi said...

my favorite thing about quilting is seeing it all come together, its really just bits and pieces until you get close the end. I would love to win this, my email is codiandtim@gmail.com and my blog is deathbydenim.blogspot.com

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful giveaway! What I really love about quilting it that it calms me down and it is like meditating to me. It stops my mind going to negative thoughts and energy. That's why I feel much better if I quilt and stitch regularly!
I enjoyed going through your blog!

LesleyAnn said...

Happy New Year!! My favorite thing about quilts and quilting is the relaxation and de-stressing it brings to me. Also the friendships it has brought my way....

tisme said...

My favorite thing about quilting is the friendships I have made through the quilting world. The woman and men are so nice and help out new quilters in every way possible. Name me one other thing in this world that brings people together in this way!!

Jenna said...

What a great giveaway. The tea sounds so nice right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

englishteacup said...

the thing I love about quilting is the feeling when you finish a
quilt and lay it on the bed to look at all your work.
Lynne

Danielle said...

There is nothing better than looking at a family quilt and thinking of the time and care someone else put into it.

Momma said...

I love that each quilt is unique and totally original. And I also love the immense feeling of pride I get when I'm done. :)

la_rubicita at yahoo dot com

Becky said...

What wonderful, generous gifts! Thank you for participating in this blog give-away.

I love machine piecing. I especially love to get together with other quilters and sew all day long - watching our projects progress.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Winona said...

I love sitting in my rocker with my hoop in my lap quilting away. I love hand quilting. Great give away.
Winona

Anne said...

What I love about quilting is the sense of accomplishment I feel when I finish a project. Also, quilting is my stress release. I'm at peace in my sewing room.

Guilitta said...

Hello,

First I wish you a very happy new year. I like to win, please be so kind and enter my name in the give a way box.

Waht i love on quilting is: I can play with patten and colours. I can make the same pattern with other colours and it looks new.

Greeting Guilitta from germany

Joyce said...

I love quilting because it's so creative. I especially like scrap quilting. I feel like I am making something from nothing.

miniaturequilter said...

What i love about quilting is seeing the persons face when they recieve it, my kids love quilts!

Quilt Hollow said...

When I work on a project that I'm planning to give a friend as a gift...the greatest gift to myself is the time spent thinking of them while quilting on the project.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

I'm so grateful for what I learned from my mother and grandmother in sewing. And I hope i can continue to pass it along to my daughter...
count me in for the giveaway! Looks awesome!

katie z said...

I really like your giveaway! I love creating something beautiful and useful!

Linda T said...

The thing I love about quilting is the feel of the finished product. I'd love to get really good at machine quilting, but for now I'll just enjoy the texture of my hand quilted work.

Count me in on your giveaway!

~Bren~ said...

I love the hand quilting part...I do everything else just to get to that point. Maybe whole cloth quilts are the way to go for me!!

Samantha R said...

I love the memories attached to quilts! I have wonderful memories of the people who have given me quilts and the quilts I have made recently have all been from fabric that my husband's late grandmother had.
sras7508 at gmail dot com

Jenna Z said...

I love that it's faster than knitting. :) Knitting, another hobby of mine, is like making your own fabric and THEN creating something with that fabric. At least quilting takes away that first time consuming step!

Paula said...

I enjoy quilting because it keeps my hands busy. I spend lots of time at home caring for my disabled husband. I enjoy moments throughout the day when I can sit and sew a few stitches. Wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much for letting me play.

Janice said...

What a fabulous giveaway. I love quilting because I find it so relaxing. I also love snuggling under the finished product.

Mattie said...

Nice blog. The best thing I love about quilting is being cold and grabbing a quilt and nodding off. For me that is better than a bubble bath. Please enter my name and thanks for the great giveaway.
Dusty911@telus.net

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh wow, now I think this is my favorite give away so far!!! What a nice group of gifts... :)

My favorite thing about quilting has to be the creative part. I love choosing fabrics and playing around with different techniques. I also really get a kick out of the historical aspect...doing something women (and men too lol*) have done for generations.

valerie2350 said...

I love that the finished product symbolizes all the work that went into it

Cindy said...

I love the excitement of starting a new project and the immense satisfaction of completing one. Quilting is very rewarding!

Very nice prize! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your draw.

Cindy
creativecards@shaw.ca

cdziuba said...

Hi Karen, and Happy New year. I would love to win this lovely prize. cdziuba@aol.com

littlepeepsmom said...

I love that quilting produces such lovely items that the recipients can feel the love in. Isn't it wonderful how quilting can connect us.

Heather
jwagner3 at twcny.rr.com

kathi said...

Quilting is my comfort zone. I love the creative in doing and the snuggling in the finished product. And, I remember my grandmothers both quilting and think of that.

Thank you for taking part in the giveaway. Happy New Year!

exotic1 said...

What I love about quilting is designing it from start to finish. The possibilities are endless and all you need is to imagine it. Picking out each bit of fabric like it is the most important part of the quilt to beaming at your finished project. It is truly gratifying.I added a link to this giveaway on my sidebar so others can find you. Thanks for Sharing~!

Barbara said...

Being creative is my favorite thing about quilt-making -- so many options and ways to go! Right now I'm enjoying the scenic "All Roads Lead to the Sea" quilt, and you gals are getting me interested in pin cushions!
Thanks for the fun...
Barbara
bmooj125@gmail.com
http://pinelandspatches.blogspot.com/

lili11 said...

All d wonderful blogs on quilting triggers my curiosity and made me fall in love with it. Someday, I'll decorate my house with my own handmade cuties. Winning your giveaways will be great. laili11harun@yahoo.com . Crafts 4 U n me

Thankful~Threads said...

I love quilting and combining it with my other passion, cross stitch. Embellishing is wonderful too. Thanks! brown.k@centurytel.net

kathyinozarks said...

Happy New Year I love your giveaway thanks so much for offering this wonderful prize
I use recyled shirtings and other cottons-so I enjoy seeing a beautiful quilt being formed from just these. Kathy

ikkinlala said...

It's cold enough here right now that the first thing I can think of that I love about quilts is how warm they are.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Nanabarb said...

I love playing with the colors and designing, and the warm feeling of something accomplished when the last stitch is sewn.
myzbarb(at)yahoo(dot)com

sewing_passion said...

Great giveaway! My favourite thing about quilts is knowing how much love has gone into completing them.

Linda said...

What a nice giveaway! My favorite thing about quilting is the fabric. I just love to fondle it. Thanks for entering me in your drawing.
lraetaylor@gmail.com

Christine said...

This is a lovely giveaway. My favourite thing about quilting is making friends with other quilters through my blog. My 'real-life ' friends just don't get it!
Christine

Rachel said...

What I love about quilting is the peace and quiet I get while I hide away in my sewing room. I listen to music I like, bring up a steaming mug of tea and just... create. I also love the feeling of accomplishment when a project is finished and the look on the recipient's face when he/she opens the quilt: "You made this for ME
?"

Happy New Year!
rachel21mac@gmail.com

Jeri said...

Happy New Year!

What I love about quilting is fondling the fabrics and enjoying the beauty of the the colors as they mingle together. It makes me happy to create something beautiful.

jeri.mihm@sbcglobal.net

shauna said...

I love many things about quilting but the friends I've made is probably the best thing about it. Being able to give warm, homemade gifts is also special. Happy New Year!!
shaunsnews@hotmail.com

vicki said...

Happy New Year!

What I love about quilting is the ability to create something out of bits and pieces. And to sit at my frame is bliss!! Such a calming and reflecting time
Vickisheaven@gmail.com

Reva Skie said...

I love that quilting is a labor of love, when you receive one from someone, you know they put alot of thought and work into it,

simplestitches said...

Happy New Year.
I think the thing I love most about quilting is the friendships that you make, and quilters are just soooooo generous of their time and knowledge.
cheers Julz

Corinna said...

Happy new year! I love your giveaway prize!
One thing I love about quilting is that I can use fabric to create something for someone I love to cuddle in. :o)

Q said...

I love the sense of history that comes with quilting. I think it is so cool that I share a passion that my Grandmother had.

Sandi said...

The thing I like about quilting is very similar to your comment.....I like that it connects me to past generations as I have old quilt tops made by my Aunt Bell (who raised my mother), her mother, my mother, my grandma (Dad's side), my mother-in-law and my Aunt Marian. I am so blessed to have these as it is like having them with me all the time when only my mother is left now. The two of us share a real love of quilts and it keeps us connected. My dad bought lots of quilts at auction so he had a "hand" in some of the quilts I have, too!

Baba said...

When our Grandmothers made quilts it was a frugal way to keep everyone in the house warm. Now we make quilts to pass on the warmth of love to those we care about.
Thanks so much for the chance at this lovely giveaway.
http://babasfarmlife.blogspot.com/
djsloan1953@yahoo.com

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

I love how quilts connect us to an earlier time ~ to our foremother's and their love.

I'm so glad that I found your journal. I see we have a lot in common and I look forward to visiting again.

Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway.

Wishing you joy in the coming year,
Lea

doni said...

I love designing something that you can wrap around someone you love. No matter what design problems you run into - someone is going to love that quilt!

Warm winter wishes!

doni @ Oregon coast

Agneta quilts said...

I think quilting is one of the few ways you can show love without saying it - you put work and hours into every stitch!

agnetaquiltar@gmail.com

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I think scrappy quilts are my favorites because I can take bits of this and that and end up with something (hopefully) beautiful and useful. I love every aspect of the process! Thanks for including me in your wonderful drawing!
Regina

laurie in maine said...

I love the satisfaction of finishing something "I made!" You would think there would be a whole lot less UFO's in my totebox! This year's resolution is to finish things. And I think I really mean it this time ;)

fkhan247 said...

one thing i like about quilting is the time and effort someone puts into making it.

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

mamabug said...

The friends you make while quilting are the kind of people I like to surround myself with. Real homey generous folks. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway and Happy New Year. Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

Lisa said...

What I love about Quilting is the look on the person face when you give them a quilt.. It's a priceless look..

cedar chest quilts said...

I love that quilts remind me of my Great grandmother! And dream that one day --one of my quilts will be as well loved by my own great-grandchildren. I love the green scarf, the pattern, charm pack--such a warming giveaway! Angie

Melinda said...

What I love most the the people that quilting has introduced me to. All my close friends are quilters.

Ethel said...

I like the sense of accomplishment whn a quilt is finished. DH loves to give me a bad time about buying perfectly good fabric and then cutting it into pieces, only to sew them back together. Why not just leave it in one piece??? I tell him that wouldn't e any fun.LOL

Joyce said...

I love the quiet time I get to spend being creative. Thanks for allowing me to enter your giveaway

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I love cuddling up in a quilt with my kids and watching a movie. =)

Granny said...

Quilting give me a great sense of accomplishment when it is completed.
lanorathompson42@yahoo.com
Thanks

Quilt Nut said...

i love how a quilting gift lasts. quilts can be handed down from generation to generation and still look just made

5acre Designs said...

The one thing I love the most about quilting is that it relaxes me. Secondly, I love the creativity. Have a Blessed and Happy New Year!

Kim D. said...

What I love about quilting is the creativity that it gives me. It also helps relax me. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win your awesome gifts.

Kim D. said...

Oops I forgot to check my email. I'll do it this time. Thanks.

SandyQuilts said...

Happy New year and thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Briarose said...

I love finishing the quilt. Most are given away and that is what is so special about making them. The recipients are always amazed. Claire mckiernan@rogers.com

Fulvia said...

The amount of thought and care that goes into making them. Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway.

fulvialuciano@yahoo.com

Kim D. said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I clicked the email box so I thought my email would allow for a reply. Do you know how I can change it? I'm new to this?? Thanks for the help.

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

i love that quilts are so "personal." i just took my first quilting class last night and can't wait to make a quilt!! i am making the quilt from the class for my 3 month old son.

Shelley said...

I love the creative outlet quilting gives...so many ways to make a quilt truely yours either with pattern, color, embellishments etc. IT's a very satisfying hobby and I love shopping for new fabric...just check out my stash for proof! Love the assortment of prizes you are offering. Have a great year!

inge said...

hello, quilting brings me peace and quiet, thanks for your give away!

SunThyme said...

Quilts, scrap quilts especially, take me back to one of my very first memories, many many years ago: sleeping warm and snug under my granmother's quilts in winter.

Maxwells said...

I just love seeing everything come together in a quilt, they are so cute! And I really enjoy stippling. tonimax@gmail.com

Sequana said...

Happy 2009!

I love lots of things about quilting - the creative outlet that lets me work with beautiful fabrics.......

But one of the things I like best about quilting is the next new project! *S*

MOLLY said...

I love the history that goes along with quilting--it is a tie all those who have a similar love--

Lisa said...

I love to see my nephew wrapped up in the quilt I made for him.It is the history of love and craftsmanship of an old quilt that draws me in every time

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

they turn into works of art Happy New Year! mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

katrien said...

very nice packet.
I like to choose the fabrics for my quilt and making the top of it.

barefootT said...

quilting puts me into a whole different place, a world of peace and joy. it totally de-stresses me. I love every part of quilting. shopping for fabric is the only shopping I enjoy. choosing the block design, shopping for the fabric, cutting, piecing, sewing blocks together, quilting by hand or machine, hand is best for me, binding, creating a label I love it All. Then giving it to someone.It is all the best.
warmheartthunder@yahoo.com
thanks for the giveaway, and the chance to share our quilty thoughts.

grendelsmom said...

Happy New Year!

I am brand-new to quilting, just halfway into my first top, and I am totally hooked. One of the many things I'm enjoying is the people: everyone I have shyly approached with questions has been helpful and eager to share, and every single one has said "Welcome!" Really! Literally! I have never encountered a community like it, and hope to become a useful member very soon!

Linda and Greg said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!! I love cuddling up with a quilt and a good book!
lindagregsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

Loralynn said...

The thing I like the best about quilts and quilting is that when you use a hand made quilt it is like wrapping yourself in a special hug from the person that made it.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Quilts are blankets of love in so many ways and I think that people who have them or make them realize that. Creating one is so satisfying too.

Lovely giveaway!

MGM

DJ and Melissa Sorensen said...

I don't know a lot of poeple that quilt, bu tas I learn I am gaining friendships. It is nice.
spcsorensen2@msn.com
Melissa

Coloradolady said...

I so hope to join in the quilting masses this year. It is my one goal to learn to quilt. Lovely giveaway. Please enter me!

Debra said...

I love quilts not only for their beauty but for the heirloom value they have!

Whimsical Creations said...

Happy new year. I have never made a quilt, but I love what stories they tell.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Mistea said...

Quilting is something which brings together generations of people in a way which nothing else does. I have only made a few, mostly for gifts and have been amazed at the response they recieve. Thank you for you generosity in this giveaway. Tracey

Ly + Alan said...

What I love about quilting is the way you can put colors together to create something beautiful.

I would love to win your giveaway -- here's hoping!! =) lyannab(at)gmail(dot)com

vanos said...

My mother got me interested into quilting. She gave me a quilt and a box of quilt pieces that make a pinwheel block that my grandmother started. So I love the fact that it brought me back to my grandmother

Liz said...

I love quiling and most every type out there. Don't you wish vintage quilts could talk to hear the stories they could tell? :o)

lindanuts said...

I collect quilts that are old--auction finds---and a couple were gifts. I like to think about the people that used them before I got them, if they were kept warm on winter nights, if they were made with love & gifted to someone or out of need. My favorite are the crazy quiltes with handstitching. I have some new quilts; some I've made and some I've purchased....

lindanuts@yahoo.com

Sandee said...

Karen what a great give a way. The thing I like most about quilting is putting the fabrics together and then cutting them out. Please enter me in your give a way. Thanks Sandy

sandybun43@gmail.com

wristeroni said...

What a great post : )

There's nothing more comforting than quilts . . . and one that you create yourself is even better.

Heather said...

I love everything about quilting, from picking out the fabrics, to seeing it all come together, to finally putting it into use.

Joan said...

What a generous giveaway. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Kelly J said...

What I love about quilting....I love the time spent putting a project together. I enjoy seeing what amazing things come from small pieces. I love the friends I have made through sewing. I love the feel of quilting fabric. I can go on and on and on...:)
Thanks for joining in the give away...what fun.
Kelly
jojomomx5@yahoo.com

Two Succulent Sisters said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

maggie said...

I love the wonderful feeling when I finish a quilt and the pleasure I get when I give it to a loved one. Quilting always gives me a connection with my mom who loved to quilt too. I just wish she were still here to share it with me.

Jess said...

I love the warmth of a good quilt. It's physically warm, and you can feel the love of the person that made it.

jessica.tupper(at)gmail.com

Marilyn R said...

I feel like quilting connects me to my Grandmother, Great Grandmoter and my Great Aunts. They were all quilters and I have a quilt made by each of them. Thanks for entering me into you neat giveaway!

Crochet-n-Quilt said...

I am rather logical and analytical. Quilting allows a "creative" me to be.

Kathy Wagner said...

What a wonderful wintery gift package! My favorite thing about quilting is that the person snuggling in a quilt I made especially for them, knows that they are loved by me, and they are reminded of it every time they see the quilt.

Sue D said...

Nice winter giveaway. I love quilts because of their history. I remember the clothes my grandmother made my sister be looking at the quilt she made for me.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Alisa said...

Favorite thing about quilting, the fabric of course! Great give-away. Thanks. Your blog is lovely.

simple country living! said...

Aloha! I really love quilts for many reasons! Childhood memories of my grandmother & lady friends sitting at the quilting frame, just sharing their stories while quilting! Another reason is a well worn quilt is so snuggly!
Thank you for entering my name in your drawing! I pray that I win!
Leona

Tim said...

Wow, Lots of nice stuff. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope you have a great winter.

Mackenzie said...

I would love to be entered for a chance on this one! It's just so cute!!
~Mackenzie H
quiverfullmama@gmail.com
www.tillystea.blogspot.com

Julia said...

One thing I love about quilting? Sometimes I get so engrossed, I actually forget to eat - and that's a good thing at the moment with what I need to lose!!

Your prize looks great by the way.

Thank you

Regards Julia :0)

Jess Living said...

I like the end result the pieces coming together to make a beautiful product thanks for the chance

Theresa N. said...

I love the timelessness of it all, how it reaches across people, places and styles.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Helena said...

I like the matematics and gemometrics there are in making a block, together with the feeling for colours.....perfect for me...

Sheryl said...

What a generous giveaway! Thank you for doing this. I love the handwork part of quilting--hand applique and quilting. It's my therapy!

Kathy ~~~ said...

What I love about quilting is results are faster than cross stitching, which I did for 15 years:=)

Diane said...
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Diane said...

Hi, I love giving away quilts made with love to those I love.
DianeH
laura84watt@gmail.com

Dee said...

What I love about quilting is the friendships formed with fellow quilters. Thank you for the opportunity. Dee - jessibir@hickorytech.net

Willow Lake Stitches said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for the great giveaway gifts !

I love meeting all the new people that I find along my quilting journey ( or do they find me ? )

Beth in ND

Narelle said...

A lovely and generous giveaway.
I love to see my children curl up under their quilts when it's chilly outside.

Diana D said...

Happy New Year. Your package wounds wonderful. I'm an avid quilter and have been for MANY years. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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