Friday, July 1, 2016

Green Fairy Quilts is a sponsor


Padsworth, here, just sounding off to let you know that we have the most fabulous sponsors! The Green Fairy Quilt store has sponsored our Pets Show for several years now!



This year they have picked a lovely prize for one of our winners!



In case you don't know about the Green Fairy Quilts folks, they are a lovely, talented couple: Judi and Clint. Judi has wowed the quilting community for years with her awesome quilting skills, and Clint makes sure the web site and the store are stocked with lots of gorgeous precuts at super prices, just for us! (The pages of that web site are just ribbeting!)



If you'd like to see some examples of her long arm quilting, just check out this link to the Facebook page . .  . there are some drool-worthy things there!



 




And Judi's an author!




I'd like to ask that everyone click over to their newsletter sign-up page, if you don't already get Clint's emails . . . he won't "spam" you, and you will be so happy to receive the occasional email from Green Fairy Quilts! You won't believe their selection of fabrics, and their prices are so tempting!!

For this year's show, Green Fairy Quilts is providing a yummy jelly roll for one lucky winner!


No, no, not that kind of jelly roll. (Grin)

This kind!


Beautiful!

Thank you, Green Fairy Quilts, for your sponsorship of our fun August Pets on Quilts Show!

Love,



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Don't miss the birthday sale-a-bration


One of our lovely sponsors, the Fat Quarter Shop, is having a celebration! 

Thirteen years in the making!

That's right, Fat Quarter Shop has been doing what they do so well for thirteen years!


The sale ends tonight at midnight (Central US time), so hurry over there! There are prizes to win, and a wonderful sale going on -- everything on the site is thirteen percent off!



Here is a link to whisk you over to their site, so that you can join in the fun!

Pardon my dust; I'm headed over there!

Love,


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Save the date


Are you ready to check your calendars?

We always leave our Pets on Quilts Show linky party live for ten days -- this year we have scheduled the party to begin on August 14th, and go through the 24th!

So, we hope you are sewing and snapping photos!


Remember, if you have a pet, you can link a blog post or a Flickr page to our party. Show your pet on, under, or beside a quilt that you would like to show off.


If you don't have a pet, you can always borrow one. (Grin)


Or, enter a quilt that is pet-themed!


We're looking forward to seeing everyone's entries! Save those dates!

Love,


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

New Sponsor - Lara at BuzzinBumble


Do you like to applique? 

I sure do; it's one of my favorite ways to embellish a quilt block! 



Our friend Lara at BuzzinBumble blog is an author now, and her book is so cool!

She has a brand new way to applique! Check out Crafted Applique, New Possibilities!



Here are some of the projects in her book -- just to whet your appetite and get those creative thoughts going!



Cute table topper!



Look at this adorable needle case - I confided to Lara that I would make mine blue if I made this project . . . get it? How many fellow Who-vians are out there? (Grin)

Now, my jaw dropped when I saw this one:



Is that not awesome? A sewing machine cover . . . it looks so real, and her fussy cut flowers and architectural details are perfect -- her new process for applique is a real winner!



That one is SO on my project list! 

Lara has graciously offered a signed copy of her book to one lucky winner in the August show! 

I hope you will drop by Lara's blog or her Facebook page and tell her thank you for sponsoring! And if you just can't wait for the prize drawings, go to this page and get a copy of Crafted Applique, New Possibilities for your very own!

Thanks again, Lara!

Love,



Monday, June 20, 2016

A new sponsor for our August show


Are you looking forward to the upcoming Pets on Quilts show? We're finalizing the dates in August and will let you know soon!

We are so excited!

Are you snapping pictures? Sewing like mad? (Grin)

We have a brand new sponsor to announce -- I'm crazy about her cute quilt patterns, and I think you will love them, too!

It's Lorna McMahon from SewFreshQuilts blog!

If you follow Lorna like I do, you get weekly shots of inspiration in your inbox, showing wonderful patterns and ideas, like these:



Yep, I heard that "squee" from all over blogland! Aren't these hamsters cute?
How about this one -- raccoons!



(Many thanks, Lorna, for the use of your photos....your skills are awesome!)



I know that the dog lovers will love those puppies! Look at how those faces can be personalized . . . . make one to look like your furbaby!



And lest you think that animals are all that Lorna works with, check out this gorgeous pieced quilt. The pattern is available in her Etsy shop -- it's called "On Point."

Lorna is sponsoring not one, not two, not even three, but FIVE prizes in our drawings in August!

FIVE lucky winners will each receive one of her patterns! Hop over to her shop and start making plans, because you might be one of the winners!
Lorna has quilts for adults and baby quilts, too, so you will have lots of creative options!
Be sure to follow her at SewFreshQuilts! Leave her some comment love and thank her for her sponsorship. Or head over to her Facebook page and tell her thanks over there!

(Waving) Thanks, Lorna, for being a fabulous sponsor for our show! We can't wait till August!

Love,