Four Years! GIVEAWAY

Today is my blogoversary! It’s been four years since I started my little corner of the interwebs. I love chronicling my projects, sharing my students’ work and teaching a tip or two. I’m always torn about how to celebrate. There have been some fun giveaways and recaps. This year I decided on GIVEAWAY! There’s a bit of a twist…I’m going to create a large size flat rate box of quilty goodness specifically for the winner! What might you win? Scraps and fat quarters and maybe even a yard or two from my stash!

I’ll have to choose a notion or two that I love! Maybe it’ll be my favorite pins? Maybe it’ll be a tool I’ve featured? Bottle of Flatter anyone? I bet there will be patterns!

And finally, I’ll be making something! From mini quilt to pouch to tote…it could be anything! So how do you enter? Just leave a comment below telling me about you! Share your favorite colors, patterns, designers and anything else you want. US & International welcome. Entries open until next Tuesday, June 21! Mack the Chihuahua will select a winner using his magical powers (and/or the random number generator). And I might even choose a bonus winner with a really good answer!

xo LC

183 thoughts on “Four Years! GIVEAWAY

  1. I live in the other Carolina! I’ve sewn for years but only took up quilting when my daughter asked me to make her a triangle quilt for Christmas. Now I’m hooked. I tend to go towards lots of colors, except for brown. I’m afraid of brown in quilts.

    I enjoyed your recent Sit and Sew Radio interview. You sound like you have a great sense of humor. Plus you’re a dog person. Dog plus humor = friend. :)

    Happy 4th blogiversary. I think that calls for cake or something.

  2. Happy anniversary! My sister in law got me interested in quilting and now I’m hooked. My mother made all our clothes so she got me started with the love of fabric and seeing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I’m originally a Wisconsin girl but have lived in Michigan and now on a beautiful lake in North Carolina. I grew up sewing, my grandma taught me. We used to sew lots of clothes together but when I was asked to make a simple auction quilt for work I was hooked. As the year’s have gone by it’s been fun to watch my quilt style change. Since I have have 16 nieces and nephews always getting married or having babies I make quilt of all colors and styles but my own favorites is bright, modern, clean lines, contemporary. As a full time teacher, quilting is my form of relaxation and this fall when my hubby and I become empty nesters as we send our baby off to college it will keep me from missing him so much.

  4. I’m Lisa and I live in Ann Arbor, Mi. I’ve been quilting for about 20 years and it’s my passion! My favorite colors are orange and mustard yellow, but I really like it all. My favorite fabric designers are Minick & Smpson and Edyta Sitar.

    Congrats on your anniversary! I love your blog.

  5. Four years is a long time! I live in NC as well; I go camping to various spots–mostly in NC–and love finding quilts in tiny little shops at places I visit. My favorite color is purple, which you could easily tell if you ever saw my room. My great aunt inspired me to get into quilting when she gave me a quilt for my high school graduation. She was 90 when she made it, and I decided at that time it was something I just had to get involved with. Oh! And I have a dog (Shorkie) who I named Paisley after deciding she reminded me of the fun and quirky print by the same name! Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. Congrats on your anniversary! I really enjoy your blog tips and info on new tools. My favorite color is cobalt blue and I enjoy the “steam punk” like design work of J. Wecker Frisch.

    Here’s to you having many more awesome years online!

  7. I am one who loves adventures. I have: fed stingrays in the ocean (what was I thinking), white water rafted in Costa Rica, parasailed in The Florida Keys, sunset snorkeled with all kinds of marine life swimming around me (can I say eels, barracuda and sharks, eek), went tandem sky diving and was so caught up in my flying adventure I forgot to pull my chute. It’s a good thing that I was tandem. I love colors and creating things. I have been sewing and crafting for over 45 years. At one time, I had my own boutique children’s clothing business and had owned enough fabrics to open my own fabric shop. I have since blessed many other sewers, quilters and summer camps with my once abundant supply of fabrics. Actually what started me earnestly to quilting was that I had still a lot of fabrics (even after I gave away so much) that I wanted to make my family quilts so that I could enjoy seeing my fabrics and my family would benefit from my craft. Well that goal has expanded to friends, an ever expanding family and gifts of love and comfort and charities. Yes I have to buy fabrics once more to meet demands. :)

  8. Congrats, Mary! Years ago I taught myself to sew, but always stick to small projects. Just recently I have gotten interested in guilting. I read blogs, download block patterns and articles, search magazines but only have done gifts of pillows and totes. I have plans for lap quilts in my head! My house entrance is right beside my washer and dryer, so naturally I unload my items on top of them. My next project will be a guilted topper to stop the scratching of my new appliances. Thanks for the chance to be a winner.

  9. Congrats on 4 years! I’m new to quilting/sewing and currently working on my first Dresden (yours are so cute!) I’m a physical therapist and one of my former patients offer to teach me last year. Now I am hooked! I love Tula Pink and Kate Spain. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I am a dachshund loving, grandchild spoiling, novice quilter and knitter that loves to learn new things and create beautiful projects. With a full time job, I have limited time and enjoy tips and tricks and quick easy projects. I doubt I will ever have a perfect 1/4 inch seam because patience is not one of my virtues. Someday I would love to learn how to do your figure 8 swirling free motion technique – maybe you would blog a step by step someday – hint…hint :-). Always look forward to your new blog posts. Thanks for 4 great years!

  11. Well, Happy Blogoversary- and for giving me a new word of the day. I have been quilting in every imaginable variation & accompaniment to fuchsia for a long time… but direction and passions have changed through the years. I was fortunate to attend the very first Quiltcon & it helped me develop a real modern quilting spark.
    This past year in East Texas, our small modern group of quilters became an official chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild! It is through Blogs like yours that we explore, learn, and share! I am very proud to be a founding member of the Tyler Modern Quilt Guild.

  12. I started seeing about 5 years ago (unless you include the Barbie clothes and scrunchies I made as a kid). I want to make everything! Quilts, bags, clothes for my kids! Also teaching myself embroidery. As I have 2 littles, I’m finding it time to fit in any sewing but am working to make time every week…how else will I make everything on my list?!

  13. Happy Blog-a-versary!! My favorite colors are orange and lime green, favorite patterns are scrappy, and I have too many favorite designers to name. I’ve been quilting for more than 20 years and just purchased a new-to-me longarm. I’m SEW excited!! Thanks for an opportunity to win your giveaway.

  14. Congratulations, first off! And, oh how sweet of you to do this giveaway. With a name like Rose, I love flowers and bright colors. I like to do paper crafts and sometimes make jewelry too. I am a photographer and a digital artist and have several online stores. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at)

  15. Happy Anniversary! And thank you for the awesome giveaway! We should be giving you presents! I’m an English teacher drowning in essays all week, but on the weekends I get to quilt. Yeaaah Friday night! I also like making bags and just started Creative Thimble’s Professional Tote. I love bright colors and batiks, and anything by Anna Maria Horner, Allison Glass, or Tula Pink. My sewing buddies are my five- year old granddaughter and my two dogs, Molly and Aggie. Molly and Aggie are dear girls, but not quite as talented as Mack the Chihuahua.

  16. Congratulations, Lee! I love so many designers, I would hate to mention some and leave the rest out. I will say, though, that I love your designs!

    My favorite color is green. I’m originally from Minnesota, but I’ve been in Colorado so long now (12 1/2 years), that I say I’m from Colorado (Denver) when traveling. Can’t wait to see you at Stitchfest. Watching your Craftsy class right now. So many great tips!

  17. Happy Blogoversary!
    I started sewing in my 20’s so I could make cute dresses for my girls. It quickly advanced to piecing, back then everything was hand quilted and I hated to baste but I was pretty good at piecing! All my quilts got tied and used polyester batting, usually 2 layers to make them fluffy! Now I have a great set of basting pins!
    Last month I bought a wonderful new machine (Baby Lock Lyric) and I’m in heaven! I love modern quilting and bright colors. I don’t have a local quilt shop so I rely on wonderful bloggers like you to keep me updated on all the new fabrics and notions!
    Keep up the good work and thanks for a great giveaway!

  18. I started sewing 4 years ago and have loved it. We just moved and I realized how much stuff I have acquired in that time frame. I also realized that maybe I should work on sewing with what I have instead of buying new. :) I have three kids, which limits my time for sewing and can’t figure out how others with kids manage to do so much. My project list is ever growing, but that’s ok. I love it and I love making/creating practical things throughout our home. Thanks so much for the giveaway and congrats on all your success and talent. I know you work hard!

  19. Yay, happy anniversary. 4 years, that’s long than some marriages these days :) I live in Georgia, originally from Ireland and have been sewing for about 3 years, still consider myself a beginner though. I have slowly come to the realisation that I am a slow quilter and also have begun to know what I like and what I don’t like, that has taken a while. I was sewing on an old Brother machine but just upped the anti by buying myself my first proper machine. A Juki! I absolutely love it. I have noticed that my piecing has improved vastly. I love your Terrific Tool Thursdays as I am a sucker for tools. Anything to improve my sewing is a plus by me.

    Thanks so much for such a fantastic giveaway and keep up the good work.

  20. So looking forward to your presentation tonight at the DOQG. Color and dogs – two simple, wonderful treasures in life!

  21. Congrats on the anniversary! I’m new to the sewing world. I taught myself to sew and quilt at the beginning of last year. I dove in head first and have a full-on addiction. Colors, prints and patterns just make me so happy. Bags and quilts are my favorites to make so far.

  22. Congrats on 4 years! I’m from a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Last night, the Cavs won our first city championship ever. I don’t usually enter contests but I’m excited for our city and thought maybe I will get lucky. I usually sew clothes, bags, and accessories for my three girls. I also make wall hangings and decorations for their rooms and our home. I love all colors and mixing prints. My favorite colors are aqua, gray, pink/fuchsia and black. I started sewing about 10 years ago and I just love when my girls ask me to make them something. I enjoy looking online and reading blog posts and articles about sewing. The pictures and projects are so inspiring. I wish there were more hours in the day to complete all the lists of things I want to make.

  23. I tend to prefer fabrics that read as one colour and favourite colour is red (but I can’t stand pink) with cream and a bit of chocolate brown thrown in – I’ve actually just run out of browns and need about 50 more 3 inch squares for the WIP I’m cutting at the moment (hint hint!). I don’t usually use patterns, but I do like Coriander Quilts, Fig Tree, Miss Rosie and Melissa Corry. I have a chronic illness and I find it hard to do much sewing, as a result I usually go for quicker quilts, because even they still take me ages. I quilt with poly wadding and thread (isacord) because I can’t see a reason not to and it’s cheaper! I have yet to do much applique, but I have several projects I want to make using it. I’ve just cut the fabric for my first ever piece of clothing – I’m excited to have something that fits properly! Other than quilting, I love to read.

  24. I’m a pharmacist by day and quilter/sewer by night after the kids are asleep. My favorite prints for sewing are always changing from cute novelty to modern black/white/gray. Current favorite colors are pink/reds, aqua/navy, gray or low volume, and purple too (which seems hard to find in fabric). I like Bonnie & Camille, Cotton & Steel, all Art Gallery (love the feel of the fabric), and Sarah Jane. I might be an Instagram addict. Seriously…I can’t stop checking it…what if I missed something that someone posted?!?!?! The only thing I’m okay missing it “What I’m eating.” posts….Seriously…people just stop it!

  25. I don’t live too far from you, just over in Mooresville, NC. I’ve been sewing most of my life, off and on, but I didn’t really get serious about it until three years ago. Now I love to make quilts, sew bags, and do a bit of embroidery and EPP when I’m in the mood for handwork. I love purple and teal and blue and green and really all the colors! I’m a sucker for novelty prints, especially cute Japanese ones and cheerful gothic ones. I adore Instagram because it has brought me so many new friends and new ideas and way too much new fabric!!

  26. congratulations. I live in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. I have been sewing since I was 6. wow that is now 52 years. I love to sew for others. Now that I am retired I am still sewing for others by also for us. I taught our daughter to sew, she now quilts also. I taught our son to sew, he now sews and sells civil war re enacting clothes for men (his new wife sews and sells civil war dresses) My husband and I are very active in our church.

  27. Way 2 Go YOU!

    I live in Florida (but one day hope to be in WA) and am part of the Jacksonville MQG. My Momma has been a quilter for longer than I can remember. I resisted becoming one myself for a long LONG time but then one day I needed a unique and cherish-able gift for someone and thus began my quilting adventure. I have been full steam ahead for 5 years now and finally found my niche in Modern quilting. My absolute favorite is Improv. There is just something about the ability to let my mind go and just do with out any boundaries. I love to watch my work evolve and let the fabric speak to me (sometimes I think only people that create understand that). Quilting/creating is my life and has become a part of my family’s life as well. It is my happy place :)

  28. Hi!my name is Dee. I just attended you rainbow of color presentation at the durahm orange County quilters guild meeting. I went right home and ordered a color wheel from Amazon! I’m new to quilting. I’ve only made 8 quilts and I have so much to learn! Thank you for your presentation.

  29. Happy anniversary! Enjoyed your visit to Catawba Valley Quilter’s Guild. Now I have a new blog to read which I love!

  30. Happy Bloganniversary!! Your patterns are so lovely and I enjoy something that goes together quickly with well written instructions!! Thank you for making my quilting life fun! I have been quilting for approx 15 years or so and I just love finishing projects and gifting them to others! It was such a pleasure to meet you at Wish Upon a Quilt recently!!

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