Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Quilters 2010 Diary Give away

I have a copy of the Quilters 2010 Diary and a copy of Quilters Companion to give away to a creative blogger ...



What do you have to do to be in the draw?
  1. Blog about my give away on your blog and tell me your "favourite quilting memory". It could be a memory associated with a quilt, about one that you made or about a quilting disaster. Include pictures as well please!
  2. Leave a comment on this post, with a link to your blog post and I will read it and put your name into the hat.
  3. Give away ends at the end of November and I will post it to anywhere in the world! An early Christmas present from Konstant Kaos ...


Pictures of the magazine and diary are taken on a quilt that a friend made for my daughter before she was born. The character is Gigi from Kiki's Delivery Service and my daughter now loves this cartoon. It has been through many washes, been thrown up on, wee'd on and snuggled up under ...


Inside of the Quilters Diary .. lots of inspiration!
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11 comments:

nicoledemana said...

hi i remdber my first quilt i gave it to my mum it was an apliqued animal quilt with all her fav animals on she still uses it on special occasions she said its to good for every day use god bless her she is an amazing woman.
kind regards Nicole x

NADINE said...

Dear Margaret,
Hello from Belgium ! ;>)
Oh, I would soooo much love to win your lovely giveaway ! Actually, we can't find these in my little corner of the world... so I'm crossing my fingers AND toes !
My favourite personnal quilt story is the grandmother flower garden quilt that I handpieced and handquilted with all my beloved grandmother's aprons. She passed away 20 years ago, but each time I cuddle under that quilt, sweet memories come back to me, and it's just as if I was still on her knees ! Also, the time I spent on that quilt (about 3 years) gave me the opportunity of meditating a lot about grandma', and all the things she taught me. There may be other prettier quilts... but that one is a REAL labor of LOVE ;>)

Now I'm going to post on my blog ("Friendship Threads") about your giveaway.

THANKS, dear !
ENJOY your sewing !
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Christine said...

quilt memory...was the first group get together in our area. Everyone was so happy showing their quilts...and the get together was very informal...the day just happened and everything fell into place. It was a day I will always remember.
I posted about your giveaway.

debbie said...

Hi Margaret, I can't say that I have made many quilts but I did make one for my eldest daughter now 21 and it was in soft baby pinks, it's a little threadbear now but that's ok. I nearly finished 2 quilt tops that are puffed if you know what I mean it is called a biscuit quilt but I noticed the hot pink has run into the blue fabric and I'm not quite sure how to solve that small problem so it is still in the cupboard. I make a lot of smaller projects as ther never seems to be enough time to complete larger quilts.
Thanks for such a useful giveaway, I definately need a diary.

geni said...

Hi Margaret, my favorite quilting memories are the first patchwork & quilting lessons I took! The teacher had much patience and you could tell she truly enjoyed giving lessons.
The lessons were given at a local store and I couldnot take my eyes off all those beautiful fabrics. It was the beginning of a wonderful relationship between me and all that has to do with being creative with fabric.

Love your wonderful quilt!
Thank you for sharing.

geni
@ Loose Ends

Barb said...

Hello from the US - the diary and magazine look great and so does the Gigi quilt.
As for my favorite quilting memory: I made a Rainbow batik quilt for my parents 40th wedding anniversary a few years ago. The quilt (in my mind) shows the colors of life and still hangs in my parents house in Germany. When the sun shines through the window onto the quilt it looks spectacular colorful and people walking by usual stop to take a peek. Thank you for your give-away!
Barb
http://paintcreekquilt.blogspot.com/

Always Sewing said...

Hello Margaret I really have wonderful memories of teaching a dozen or so high school girls to sew. One of the projects we made was a rag quilt. They all did such a wonderful job.It was their first quilt and several of them were making it for someone special to them. To watch them put such love into their project was a true blessing.
Thanks for the giveaway
Pam in Alabama, USA
http://alwayssewing.blogspot.com/2009/11/quilt-memory.html

Quilt Architect said...

Hello Margaret,
One of the quilts I did was of a post card that I had sent my mother after a tragic accident which took the life of my baby daughter. I had not even remembered that I had written it till my mother sent it back to me. I found it so profound and so true that I wanted to make something more permanent for my children to have and their children...and for us to remember.
Becky in California, USA
http://quiltarchitect.blogspot.com/2009/11/flowers-memory-quilt.html

Quilt Architect said...

I put a post about your give away here.
http://quiltarchitect.blogspot.com/2009/11/quilters-2010-diary-give-away.html

quiltmom said...

HI Margaret,
What a fine name you have - it is the same name as my dear sister in law and was my husband's grandmother's name.
It is so hard to choose a favorite quilting memory as I have made a number of quilts. Perhaps it is of the first quilt that I made for us in 1987. It was a Quilt in a Day log cabin quilt pattern that took me over a year to complete. I made the quilt the summer I was pregnant with our son. One day in the summer there was a tornado - a fairly rare occurance on the prairies of Alberta. It did serious damage to the eastern edge of our city. The quilt was on our bed for a number of years before I replaced it with a new quilt.
As for disasters well you can see one on an earlier post that I made in the fall of this year. I nearly slashed it because the color combo was a disaster...
You can find my blog at
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
I will go and add your name to my blog list-
So nice to meet you.
Warmest regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Madeleine said...

Hello!
I am starting my first quilt. I have all the squares cut up (yey!) and I will start sewing really soon (for now I'm practicing with old pillowcases!). I don't have any pictures yet, but I'm taking my inspiration from the wonderland baby quilt of Ashley at filminthefridge.com. Thank you! Have a nice day! :)