Time for a celebration and all kinds of give-aways! I want to celebrate ALL of my followers...all 1,000 of you!
Now I don't have 1,000 gifts...but I do have a lot of duplicate patterns, books, and tons of sweet things that I have made or can make! Here are some photos that were easy to find of a few of the things I can share!
I will most likely select at least 10 winners and save what is left for other drawings. All of this was given to me, winnings of my own, or from the free table at my quilt guild. I work almost exclusively from 'green' items and am extremely conscious of reduce, reuse, re-purpose! That's why I am offering to give away that which is not being used!
I don't often do 'followers' acknowledgements and most of my giveaways and have just gone to any one who comments, but today I want to honor someone who does BOTH! You follow and you comment...so I know you do come here of plan on coming for lots of visits in the future ;)
Anyway, fun is officially in session! I will be doing some random number selections using a number generator and all of the followers in my list..anonymous and otherwise...but it'll be a week or so, depending on how carried away I get with my fun of creating and discovering!
Become a follower, or tell me you already are one, and leave a comment to win something wonderful from my collection or something I have created just for you!
Comment please on what you like...primitive/folk art, paper piecing, whimsical, traditional, civil war/reproductions. Would you like my duplicate books...one is for children's quilts, one is a Jean Wells with fun flannels and applique's, one is Jo Morton with 12 lovely and warm traditional projects. See the closeup of all the loose patterns..lots to check out and maybe own!
If you have a connecting link of any kind, I can find you and let you know if you are one of the many upcoming winners. If you are signed up as anonymous and you comment...give me a hint for separation from the other anonymi, please!
If you're not one of my followers but you'd like to be..you can still join in the fun......just sign up and add your name to my list as a follower and let me know in the comments!. I want to give away lots, so it will take me a while to pile it all up and assign the goodies numbers and match-ups. And I need time to sew even more fun things!
A lot of you who comment and follow here on this post WILL be hearing from me as I ask for addresses to mail things to!! Just give me a hint of what kinds of things you like..favorite kind of patterns, books, fabric...I am delighted to have enough to share and I'd much rather share than have two of something, or something that I've never used yet!
Updates and other news!
The small format art quilt, shown above, cannot be part of the giveaway as it has been especially requested to be made by someone as part of a consignment fair trade project! I do hope that she is loving it as it filled to the brim with my own hands-on healing energies (touch/non touch, Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch, Pranic Healing, Reiki Master Level 3, you name it..I've studied and worked with it since I discovered I was naturally gifted with the ability to move energy the way that acupuncture needles do ;) and lots of good, positive energy, prayers and best wishes are in all of my projects and all of my gifts and auction and sale quilts. I am on her consignment list to get something I am sure will be beyond wonderful in return! Can't wait!
But I have been making some similar art goodies and those can certainly join in the give away fun! I just don't have them finished or photographed yet!!!
Other Awesome newsyness:
Updates of my quilts sales/auctions etc.
$145 more for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) and Alzheimer's Disease research..thank you so much to my two newest quilt buyers,, below !!!
sold at the AAQI June Auction for a winning bid of $90! I thank the quilt...the q key just worked some wonky magic !!!...buyer so very, very much for their bid and I do so hope you can feel the energy and the love of this special small format art quilt. So thank you so very much, Bill...aka the amazing Willy Wonky Quilts. I asked for someone to up the ante on facebook and he did. Made my heart soar. Thank you so much!!! What an appropriate home for this dear little quilt of mine!
9992 - Tied Together By Love (SALE PENDING)
Just sold for $55.00 to a very dear lady in Honolulu, Hawaiia...Margie.. who knows it's story and has a heart and kinship of being a sister to my dear friend, Pat, whose husband, Clay passed away this January and whose ties I am fortunate to use in my art quilts now! Read this dear story at the link above. Oh, that goodness can still come out of loss! Your donation will help so much towards Alzheimer's research funding. Bless you!
Leave a comment and tell me what style of quilting and gifts you love to have an opportunity to be in this drawing and help me re-purpose some of this flow and overflow of abundance!
Thanks to all of the winners. I let everyone pick their favorites and the rest will be on another giveaway in the future!!!
Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in the Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!