Thursday, October 18, 2012

And the winners are (YES, I said WINNERS...)

Oh yes, I said WINNERS!  Since I had 57 entries (56 comments plus one pleading email with blogger issues), I decided that more prizes were in order.  (Especially since I went through and straightened my quilt book library a few nights ago and realized I had bought two favored books TWICE...).

So, drum roll please....

Gina of Gina Quilts and Knits wins the Halloween Fat Quarter Bundles!  Check out her blog - she has been working on a couple of cool quilts utilizing plaids, a scrappy 9-patch, and just finished a new hand quilted wall hanging for her work place...very nice.

Carol of Fun Threads wins Quilts in Red and Green, by Nancy Hornback and Terry Clothier Thompson.  You have to check out her current ongoing quilt along and give away for "Mr. October" - me-OW!  It looks like she is in a group that swaps blocks (one person's project is similar to my "zippy-strippy, scrappy-happy" project from last year - fun to see the variations!).

Joan and Kevin (no blog) win Horsing Around by Darcy Ashton.

I will send emails to the winners, then email me back with a snail mail address so I can get these items in the mail!

Thank you to everyone who entered!  We don't always have time to leave comments when we are doing our daily ritual blog reading, so it is fun to do a give away to see who is really out there!  Now I look forward to visiting all the blogs I've never been to before...starting with Gina's and Carol's today!

As I did a tally of the comment results, it was fun to see that we ALL read LOTS of blogs of ALL KINDS!!  But it seems to be universal that we all like the following:
  1. watching project progression
  2. reading tutorials
  3. soaking up color/pattern inspiration
  4. book, fabric and product reviews
  5. stash organization and sewing space set-up
  6. humor from real life stories/situations
  7. ways to use SCRAPS
  8. good recipes
  9. inspiration from non-quilting blogs
  10. give aways...DUH!!!
Many people lament that they should blog-read less and sew more.  Well, maybe...but I think having a blog kicks my butt into working so I have something to share!

Thank you for following along and I look forward to getting to know your blogs better!  You inspire ME to try and do my best!

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)


  1. congrats to the winners , it was fun to read the summary of answers!

  2. congratulations to your winners. I too sometimes think I might be on the computer too much and read too many blogs - but they are an inspiration so what can a quilter do :)you have to take breaks from sewing sometimes right!

  3. Thank you for all the give aways. It was interesting to see the list of what folks want to read on blogs.

  4. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for hosting.

  5. Congratulations to the winners too - I'm with you - wanting to have something to blog about helps to motivate me to do a little more - also seeing other people doing amazing things really motivates me as well.

  6. Congratulations to your winners. Fun to read the tally.
    Hmm...I like a little self imposed pressure to show finished projects, once I posted about progress.
    Although I need to get back to hand quilting a 5 yr old UFO today ;-)


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