A Giveaway!


Hi Quilting friends,

The lucky winner of the Jen Kingwell fat 1/8th bundle of Looking Forward

is #2.

Loraine Jarman Says:

You use the single finger pump bottle because it allows a very fine spray that will evenly coat but no saturate small fabric pieces.

This is correct!

Mary Ellen’s Best Press is the best for my little Dresden plates and all of my quilting cottons.

Now Loraine will have to decide what to do with the lovely fat 1/8th bundle

because she already bought a kit from me to make Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler with.

What a tragedy!

Maybe she’ll make 2 versions?

If you know Loraine, she’ll have it made into something in no time at all

& have her own wheelbarrow full of scraps.

If you still need a kit for the Quilt-Along I have them available on my website.

Thanks Moda for the lovely fabrics for the give-away!

Lissa Alexander actually gave me 2 bundles, so watch for another give-away.

I’ll be bringing you more Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along prepping ideas soon.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

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Quilting friends,

Have you left me a comment for a chance to win the fat 1/8th bundle

that I mentioned in my last post?

These lovelies will go to a lucky winner tomorrow!

It could be you maybe…

You could soon be filling your own wheelbarrow!

Disclaimer*** wheelbarrow not included.

You’ll have to find your own!

See you tomorrow.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

It’s less than 3 weeks until the start of my

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along

…..Challenge…..

Are you getting ready?

I have some friends that are anxious to start.

Are you?

If you already have your fabrics you could start now by spraying

& ironing all of them with Mary Ellen’s Best Press.

If you look in Dresden Quilt Workshop, pages 9 & 12,

you’ll see why I love it & how I use it.

Next, if you’re using the same fabrics as I did, Jen Kingwell’s Circulus & Lollies Sweet,

(I still have a limited number of fabric kits available on my website)

I suggest you cut a 3″ strip of each of the stripe fabrics.

I did this when I started my quilt and then hung each of them by a tiny hanger so that I could see each of the stripe prints.

I didn’t want to keep using the same print over & over and neglect others.

There are 48 different stripes!

I just happen to have these tiny hangers on the notions page of my website.

I’m all about having fun while I quilt… and a little bit of organization goes a long way!

That should keep you busy for a while

& you’ll become more familiar with all of your fabrics too.

And, you’ll be able to use the 3″ strips in your final border,

so don’t think it’s a waste of fabric.

It’s a win-win!!! Trust me!

And now, would you like to participate in a give-away?

A fabric give-away?

A Moda Fabric give-away?

These are fat 1/8’s (9″ x  22″).

The very talented Lissa Alexander of Moda sent these for me to share with you!

It’s Jen Kingwell’s newest line, Looking Forward, by Moda Fabrics.

Perhaps you’d like to add to this bundle & make a Dresden Quilt Workshop sampler with us?

To be eligible for a chance to win the fat 1/8 bundle,

go to the top of this page

& leave a comment answering one of the reasons or ways that I use Mary Ellen’s Best Press.

(Remember I mentioned above that the info is on pages 9 & 12 in Dresden Quilt Workshop.)

If you don’t have a copy of the book, go get one!

They’re on my website if you local shop doesn’t have them.

I will give you time to comment

at the top of this page!

The drawing will be next week, Wednesday morning.

Go gather!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

Are you planning or considering attending the Chicago Quilt Festival April 6-8?

If so, I have a complimentary pass for the first 20 to request them!

Chloe & I will be there in booth #2006

& my friend, Susan Knapp of The Quilt Branch, will be close by in booth #1907.

I’m working on lots of new patterns &

I’ll be giving demos on my beautiful little Dresden plates!

Quilt Festival Chicago

 April 6-8, 2017

Classes begin April 6

5555 N. River Rd.

Rosemont, Illinois, USA 60018

 HOURS:

Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

DAILY ADMISSION:

General: $10

Seniors 65+/Students/Military: $8

Children 10 and under free with paid admission

Full Show Pass: $25

If you would like a complimentary pass,

be one of the first 20 to send me an email at:

SuznQuilts@aol.com

Please put “Chicago Festival” in the subject line

& include your snail mail address so I can send it to you.

(If you need one for a friend, have them email me separately.)

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Yep,

I told you that you knew Terry Atkinson.

I also knew that a lot of you have made at least one Yellow Brick Road quilt.

Now one of you will have no excuse not to make every single project in here!

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If I weren’t so busy with my own quilting projects I would have

“borrowed” the book to make myself one of those sewing supplies roll-ups!

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They’re so cute!

Now for the winner…

#13

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Christine Prager.

I had to show you the random number generator so you would believe me

since #13 is my favorite number & Chris is a good friend & one of my pattern testers.

Trust me, it wasn’t “fixed” or fishy!

However, I will not be giving Chris the book until after she finishes testing my latest pattern Lol!!!

So for those of you that didn’t win simple, fun & quickly done,

go to Terry’s Etsy page to purchase one.

You won’t be disappointed!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Terry Atkinson has a new book!

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It’s Simple, Fun & Quickly Done and it’s

published by That Patchwork Place.

Even if you think you don’t know Terry, I’m pretty sure you do.

She’s the designer of the most-popular-quilt-pattern-ever;

Yellow Brick Road.

Yellow Brick Road Pattern

Her new book includes 18 adorable little projects

& they all remind me of spring.

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Crazy, I know, but it’s been feeling like spring here even though it’s February.

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These cute Citrus Slices hot pads make me think of Dresden plates.

(I know, what doesn’t remind me of Dresden plates, right?)

suznquiltszipper-pocketgiftwrapThis Zipper-Pocket Gift Wrap is a water bottle wrap, but also a little purse.

Terry is so ingenuous!

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My favorites are these cute little Sewing Supplies Roll-ups.

And she even has a quilt-as-you-go table runner!

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It’s done in the same fashion as all of my quilt-as-you-go patterns.

For those of you that like my quilt-as-you-go projects,

this might be your favorite.

You know it’s quick & easy.

You can get a bunch of these made for Christmas gifts.

As a matter of fact, you could make a lot of Christmas and Birthday gifts from the patterns in Terry’s new book!

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Good news…

I have a copy that could be yours just for leaving me a comment.

Your comment should answer the question,

how many Yellow Brick Road quilts have you made?

It seems if you make one, you’ll make more because they’re so easy.

So, leave me a comment.

I’ll be having a drawing Friday!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

How was your Thanksgiving?

I had just enough turkey, pie & black Friday shopping to be content!

Today I’m putting away fall &

carrying down boxes Christmas decorations.

It’s so nice out today.

So nice in fact, that when I took a package to our mailbox

I decided to start there with the Christmas decorating.

So far I have the greenery on our mailbox & my parents’ mailbox

(they live down the street)

and a couple of wooden lollipops outside as well.

When Clare gets home from work we will start making the house festive!

I hope your Thanksgiving weekend has been enjoyable too.

It’s about to get even more enjoyable for two of you!

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It’s time for a drawing…

#20 Paula

&

#27 Christine Prager

You’re going to love these!

For those of you that didn’t win,

perhaps you could put one on your Christmas list???

It sounds like everyone has the perfect spot in mind for one already.

Order yours from Classic Metal Company here.

Thanks for all your comments &

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

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